Docker container architecture
Magento Commerce Cloud provides a Docker environment option for those who use their local environment for development, test, or automation tasks. The Magento Commerce Cloud Docker environment requires three, essential components: a Magento Commerce v2 template, Docker Compose, and the Magento Commerce Cloud
ece-tools package. See the instructions in Launch Docker.
The Magento Cloud Docker repository contains build information for the following Docker images:
PHP-CLI: version 7
PHP-FPM: version 7
|Node||official Node Docker image|
See the service version values available for use when launching Docker.
The web container works with the PHP-FPM to serve PHP code, the DB image for the local database, and the Varnish image to send requests and cache the results.
The following CLI containers, which are based on a PHP-CLI image, provide
ece-tools commands to perform file system operations:
build—extends the CLI container to perform operations with writable filesystem, similar to the build phase
deploy—extends the CLI container to use read-only file system, similar to the deploy phase
cron—extends the CLI container to run cron
cron:updatecommands are not available on Cloud and Docker for Cloud environment
- Cron only works with the CLI container to run the
To run the
ece-tools ideal-state command:
docker-compose run deploy ece-command wizard:ideal-state
... - Your application does not have the "post_deploy" hook enabled. The configured state is not ideal
The Cron container is based on PHP-CLI images, and executes operations in the background immediately after the Docker environment start. It uses the cron configuration defined in the
crons property of the
To view the cron log:
docker-compose run deploy bash -c "cat /app/var/cron.log"
The Node container is based on the official Node Docker image. It can be used to install NPM dependencies or run any Node-based command line tools.
The database container is based on the
To import a database dump:
Place the SQL file into the
ece-tools package imports and processes the SQL file the next time you build and start the Docker environment using the
docker-compose up command.
Although it is a more complex approach, you can use GZIP by sharing the
.sql.gz file using the
docker/mnt directory and importing it inside the Docker container.
The Varnish container is based on the
magento-cloud-docker-varnish image. Varnish works on port 80.
The TLS termination proxy container, based on the magento/magento-cloud-docker-tls image, facilitates the Varnish SSL termination over HTTPS.
Sharing data between host machine and container
You can share files easily between your machine and a Docker container by placing the files in the
docker/mnt directory. You can find the files in the
/mnt directory the next time you build and start the Docker environment using the
docker-compose up command.
You can send emails from your Docker environment when you enable
sendmail in the
docker-compose.yml configuration file: