Kitematic（カイトマティック）は、Mac や Windows PC 上で、Docker を簡単かつ流れるように使うために構築されたオープンソースのプロジェクトです。Kitematic は Docker のインストールを自動的に行い、プロセスをセットアップし、Docker コンテナを実行するための直感的なグラフィカル・ユーザ・インターフェース(GUI)を提供します。Kitematic は
Docker Machine と統合され、VirtualBox 仮想マシンのプロビジョン（自動セットアップ）を行い、 Docker エンジンをローカルなマシン上にインストールします。
インストールが終われば、Kitematic GUI がホーム画面上に表示され、すぐに実行できるオススメのイメージが表示されます。Kitematic の検索バーに
Kitematic lists all running and stopped containers on the left side, underneath the “New Container” link.
The container list includes all containers, even those not started by Kitematic, giving you a quick over-view of the state of your Docker daemon.
You can click on any container to view its logs (the output of the main container process), restart, stop or exec sh in that container. See Working with a container for more details. Creating a new container
The “New Container” page lets you search for and select from images on the Docker Hub. When you’ve found the image you want to run, you can click “Create” to pull, create, and run the container.
Nginx create Working with a container
If you select a non-running container, either stopped, or paused, you will be able to “Restart” or “Stop” the container using the icons. You can also view the entire main container process’ output logs, and in the Settings section you can make changes which will be used if you “Restart” this container.
By selecting a running container from the left list, you can see some state information for your container - either a preview of the HTML output for a container that has a web server, the main container process’ logs, and any container volumes that have been configured.
Redis container in Kitematic
The summary page will show different things depending on the image metadata. If a known “web” port (see below) is EXPOSED, then Kitematic assumes its a web page, and will show a preview of the site at /. If other ports are exposed, then it will show a list of those ports, and the Docker daemon IP and port they are mapped to. If there are any VOLUMES, then these will be shown. At minimum, the summary screen will show the main container process’ log output.
The currently detected “web” ports are, 80, 8000, 8080, 3000, 5000, 2368, 9200, and 8983. Viewing container logs
You can view the entire main container process’ log output either by clicking on the “Logs” preview image, or by clicking on the “Logs” tab.
You can then scroll through the logs from the current running container. Note that if you make changes to the container settings, then the container will be restarted, so this will reset this log view. Starting a terminal in a container
The “Terminal” icon at the top of the container summary will docker exec sh <your container>. This will allow you to make quick changes, or to debug a problem.
Note: Your exec’ed sh process will not have the same environment settings as the main container process and its children.
You can choose to make all of a container’s volumes mapped to directories on on your Mac by clicking on the folders in the “Edit Files” section of the container summary screen.
This allows you to manage files in volumes via the Finder. Kitematic exposes a container’s volume data under ~/Documents/Kitematic/<container’s name>/. Quick access to this folder (or directory) is available via the app:
Accessing the volumes directory
Note: When you “Enable all volumes to edit files in Finder”, the Docker container will be stopped, removed and re-created with the new volumes flag.
Changing Volume Directories
Navigate to the “Settings” tab of the container, and go to the “Volumes”. This screen allows you to set the mappings individually.
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Note: When you “Change Folders”, the Docker container will be stopped, removed and re-created with the new volumes flag.
Setting the container name
By default, Kitematic sets the container name to the same as the image name (or with a -<number> if there are more than one. To simplify administration, or when using container linking or volumes, you may want to rename it.
Note: When you rename the container it will be stopped, removed and re-created with the new name (due to the default volumes mapping).
Adding Environment variables
Many images use environment variables to let you customise them. The “General” “Settings” tab allows you to add and modify the environment variables used to start a container.
The list of environment variables will show any that have been set on the image metadata - for example, using the ENV instruction in the Dockerfile.
When you “Save” the changed environment variables, the container will be stopped, removed and re-created. Delete container
On the “General” “Settings” tab, you can delete the container. Clicking “Delete Container” will also stop the container if necessary.
You can also delete a container by clicking the X icon in the container list.
Kitematic will prompt you to confirm that you want to delete. List the exposed Ports and how to access them
To see the complete list of exposed ports, go to “Settings” then “Ports”. This page lists all the container ports exposed, and the IP address and host-only network port that you can access use to access that container from your OS X system. Docker Command-line Access
You can interact with existing containers in Kitematic or create new containers via the Docker Command Line Interface (CLI). Any changes you make on the CLI are directly reflected in Kitematic.
To open a terminal via Kitematic, just press the whale button at the bottom left, as shown below:
CLI access button Example: Creating a new Redis container
Start by opening a Docker-CLI ready terminal by clicking the whale button as described above. Once the terminal opens, enter docker run -d -P redis. This will pull and run a new Redis container via the Docker CLI.
Docker CLI terminal window
Note: If you’re creating containers from the command line, use docker run -d so that Kitematic can re-create the container when settings are changed via the Kitematic user interface. Containers started without -d will fail to re-start.
Now, go back to Kitematic. The Redis container should now be visible.
Redis container in Kitematic Next Steps
For an example using Kitematic to run a Minecraft server, take a look at the Minecraft server page. On this page:
- Kitematic user guide
Overview Container list Creating a new container Working with a containerViewing container logs Starting a terminal in a container Managing Volumes Setting the container name Adding Environment variables Delete container
- Docker Command-line Access
- Example: Creating a new Redis container