Configuring App Connect Enterprise to run in Docker
You can configure IBM® App Connect Enterprise to run in a Docker container on AIX®, Linux®, and Windows systems, and in IBM z/OS® Container Extensions (zCX).
About this task
You can use Docker to package an integration server into a standardized unit for software development. Changes to your IBM App Connect Enterprise environment can then be deployed to test and staging systems quickly and easily, which can be a major benefit to continuous delivery in your enterprise. You can choose to build specific configurations into your IBM App Connect Enterprise Docker images, such as integration servers where particular applications are deployed. Or you can choose to start a Docker container from the image, then deploy changes to the running integration server.
You can create your own Docker images by using the supplied files on ot4i (at https://github.com/ot4i/ace-docker). Alternatively, you can download a pre-built image of the IBM App Connect Enterprise for Developers edition (on selected platforms) to run in a Docker container. For more information, see Obtaining the IBM App Connect Enterprise server image from the IBM Cloud Container Registry. A pre-built image is not currently available for download for IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX).
Use the information in the following topics to help you plan, install, and configure IBM App Connect Enterprise to run in Docker:
- Docker support on Linux systems
- Stopping an IBM App Connect Enterprise Docker container
- Building a sample IBM App Connect Enterprise image using Docker
What to do next
For more information about using Docker with IBM App Connect Enterprise, see Running IBM App Connect Enterprise in a Docker container.