How To Install Portainer on Centos 7

This guide provides simple and easy steps to Install Portainer Docker GUI Tool on Centos 7.

The Portainer tool allows you to easily manage your docker containers from a web interface. It is a powerful GUI tool for those interested to manage their docker containers from a graphical interface.

You can follow the steps below to set up your Portainer on Centos 7 server.

How To Install Portainer on Centos 7?

First, log in to your server as a root or non-root user with sudo privileges. For this purpose, you can follow this guide on Initial Server Setup with Centos 7.

To install Portainer, you must have Docker and Docker Compose installed on your server. To do these, you can check our Docker Tutorials to set it up:

How To Install and Use Docker on Centos 7

Install Docker Compose on Centos 7

When you are done with these requirements, follow the steps below to complete your Portainer installation.

Step 1 – Create a Docker Volume on Centos 7

In the first step, you must create a docker volume to store the Portainer data. To do this, you can use the following Docker command:

docker volume create data

Here we named it data, you can choose your desired name.

Then, use the following command to verify your Docker volume creation:

docker volume ls
local     data

Step 2 – Download Portainer Docker Image on Centos 7

At this point, you can easily use the following single command to download and run the Portainer Docker image on Centos 7:

docker run -d -p 8000:8000 -p 9000:9000 --name=portainer --restart=always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v data:/data portainer/portainer

When it is completed, you will get the following output:

Unable to find image 'portainer/portainer:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from portainer/portainer
772227786281: Pull complete
96fd13befc87: Pull complete
0bad1d247b5b: Pull complete
b5d1b01b1d39: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:47b064434edf437badf7337e516e07f64477485c8ecc663ddabbe824b20c672d
Status: Downloaded newer image for portainer/portainer:latest

Step 3 – Check Portainer Status on Centos 7

To verify your Portainer installation, use the following command to check your Portainer status:

docker ps

In your output, you will see:

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                 COMMAND        CREATED              STATUS              PORTS                                                                                            NAMES
277d1cbc4823   portainer/portainer   "/portainer"   About a minute ago   Up About a minute>8000/tcp, :::8000->8000/tcp,>9000/tcp, :::9000->9000/tcp, 9443/tcp   portainer

Step 4 – Access Portainer Web GUI

At this point, you can access your Portainer through the Web interface by typing your server’s IP address in your web browser followed by 9000:


In the first screen of Portainer GUI, you should create the initial administrator user as shown below in the image:

Portainer administrator user

Then, you will see your Portainer dashboard on Centos 7:

Portainer dashboard

From your Portainer dashboard, you can click on each of the components to get more information regarding a specific component.

For more information, you can visit the Portainer Docs page.


At this point, you have learned that you can easily manage your Docker containers from a web interface by using an amazing tool named Portainer GUI tool. By installing Docker and Docker Compose you can easily set up your Portainer on Centos 7.

Hope you enjoy it. For more guides and articles, you can visit the Orcacore Blog page.

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