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Running Docker Images

Running Docker Images

Running Rundeck in Docker offers several advantages, including portability across different environments, consistency in application behavior, isolation from other applications, scalability for handling increased workloads, and simplified deployment and management processes. Docker's containerization enables the packaging of Rundeck and its dependencies into a single container, allowing for easy distribution, deployment, and scaling. This approach ensures that Rundeck operates consistently, reduces compatibility issues, and provides flexibility for customers to run Rundeck in their preferred environments.

Full usage information can be found on the Docker configuration page.


It's not advisable to deploy images to production directly from a public repository, such as Dockerhub. Build a derived image and store in your private repository instead.


See the Docker Configuration Reference for the full set of configuration options.

Open Source Rundeck

rundeck/rundeck:5.3.0open in new window

docker run --name some-rundeck -p 4440:4440 -v data:/home/rundeck/server/data rundeck/rundeck:5.3.0

Process Automation (formerly Rundeck Enterprise)

rundeckpro/enterprise:5.3.0open in new window The following example invocation will require an accessible MySQL instance with a database, user, and the required privileges setup:

docker run \
    --name some-rundeck \
    -v data:/home/rundeck/server/data \
    -e RUNDECK_DATABASE_DRIVER=org.mariadb.jdbc.Driver \

Example Configurations

The Rundeck Docker Zooopen in new window has many docker compose example projects. Check it out for use as a quick config reference and starting templates!