Docker Installation
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Linux Agent on Docker

Installation of the Stackify Linux Agent is required on the docker Host system; it should not be installed on containers.

When installing the Linux Agent on the docker host add the --docker argument to the installation script.

wget https://s1.stackify.com/Account/AgentDownload/Linux --output-document=stackify.tar.gz && \
    tar -zxvf stackify.tar.gz stackify-agent-install-32bit && \
    cd stackify-agent-install-32bit && \
    sudo ./agent-install.sh --docker --key "YOUR ACTIVACTION KEY" --environment "YOUR ENVIRONMENT NAME"

APM on Docker

APM for Docker containers requires a volume to be setup between the host and containers.

Adjust your container startup to include -v and --pid options:

docker run --pid=host -v /usr/local/stackify:/usr/local/stackify ubuntu

Note: This creates a shared data volume between the docker host and containers at /usr/local/stackify and instructs docker to use unique pids across containers.

Setup Profiler
Modify your application containers to include the correct application profiler.

Verify
Restart your application and make requests, see results flow into Retrace.


Troubleshooting

Unable to Install Linux Agent
If you do not have access to install the Linux Agent on the host system, try our Stackify Retrace Container instructions at https://hub.docker.com/r/stackify/retrace. This feature is currently a Beta release.

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