Deploy with Docker

Deploying Automatron within Docker is quick and easy and can be done with two simple docker commands.

Starting a Redis container

Since Automatron by default uses redis as a datastore we must first start a redis container.

$ sudo docker run -d --restart=always --name redis redis

The above redis instance will be used as a default datastore for Automatron.

Starting the Automatron container

Once the redis instance is up and running we can start an Automatron instance.

$ sudo docker run -d --link redis:redis -p 8000:8000 -p 9000:9000 -v /path/to/config:/config --restart=always --name automatron madflojo/automatron

In the above docker run command we are using -v to mount a directory from the host to the container as /config. This /config directory will be the home to Automatron's configuration files and Runbooks.


To view the Automatron dashboard simply open up http://<host ip>:8080 in your favorite browser. As target nodes are identified and runbooks are executed, events will start to be reflected on the dashboard.

With these steps complete, we can now move to Configuring Automatron.


A docker-compose.yml file is included in the base repository which can be used to quickly stand up environments using docker-compose up automatron.