Using Docker Desktop to manage a Container
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Once you start a Docker container, if you go and click the Docker icon in the toolbar and choose Dashboard, you will see it in Docker Desktop:
Now if you hover the container with the mouse, you will see 5 buttons:
- Open in browser
You can manage your container lifecycle through them.
Clicking a container name in the list will reveal more data, including a Logs manager:
An inspector that tells you useful information about the container:
And stats about the container CPU, Memory, Network and Disk usage:
Go back and click the Open in browser button and the
http://localhost/tutorial URL will open (
http://localhost redirects to
http://localhost/tutorial in this app):
This is the content of a website that’s provided by our sample image. Now go back to Docker Desktop and press the Stop button
and refresh the page, it does not work any more:
Go back to Docker Desktop and press the Start button, it will work again.
Try pressing the CLI button. A new terminal window will open and you will automatically be connected to the Docker Container, as the
In the above picture the
whoami command returns the current user name.