Install Portainer Docker GUI Tool on AlmaLinux 8

This tutorial intends to teach you to Install the Portainer Docker GUI Tool on AlmaLinux 8.

Portainer is a lightweight management UI that allows you to easily manage your different Docker environments.

Portainer provides an easy and simple solution for managing Docker containers and Swarm services through a web interface. It supports a wide range of features for managing the Docker containers, such as managing the creation and deletion of Swarm services, user authentication, authorizations, connecting, executing commands in the console of running containers, and viewing containers’ logs.

Steps To Install Portainer Docker GUI Tool on AlmaLinux 8

To set up Portainer on AlmaLinux 8, you need some requirements. Let’s see what are.

Note: If you are looking for an installation guide on AlmaLinux 9, you can check this guide on Portainer Installation Setup on AlmaLinux 9.


You must log in to your server as a root or non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow this guide on Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 8.

Then, you must have Docker installed on your server. To do this, you can follow our guide on Install and Use Docker on AlmaLinux 8.

Also, you must have Docker Compose installed on your server. For this purpose, you can visit this guide on Install Docker Compose on AlmaLinux 8.

When you are done, follow the steps below.

Portainer Installation on AlmaLinux 8

At this point, you can start to install Portainer container management on your server.

Create Docker Volume For Portainer

First, you need to create a volume to store Portainer data. Docker volumes are file systems mounted on Docker containers to preserve data generated by the running container. To do this, run the command below:

docker volume create data

Then, verify it by using the command below:

docker volume ls
local     data

Download and Run Portainer Docker Image

Now you can use the following command to download and run the Portainer docker image on AlmaLinux 8:

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
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

Check Portainer Status

Next, check your Portainer status with the following command:

docker ps
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                 COMMAND        CREATED          STATUS          PORTS                                                                                            NAMES
780d7a389480   portainer/portainer   "/portainer"   20 seconds ago   Up 19 seconds>8000/tcp, :::8000->8000/tcp,>9000/tcp, :::9000->9000/tcp, 9443/tcp   portainer

Access Portainer Docker GUI on AlmaLinux 8

At this point, your Portainer Docker GUI is running on port 9000 on AlmaLinux 8. You can access it through the web interface by typing your server’s IP address in your web browser followed by 9000:


In the first screen, you should create the initial administrator user.

Portainer administrator user

Then, you will see your Portainer dashboard.

Portainer dashboard Portainer

The Dashboard page gives you a glance at your operational environment with important statistics. You can click on each of the components in the dashboard to get more info regarding a specific component.


At this point, you have learned to Install the Portainer Docker GUI Tool on AlmaLinux 8.

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