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Portainer Docker Demo

To test out Islandora, there is a Starter-Site based Portainer demo available (Download the .zip file). This demo is loaded with sample content to demonstrate features of Islandora and provide a starting point for exploration. Follow the instructions in the file provided in the download.

It is recommended that you have a minimum of 4GB of hard drive space available on your machine before getting started. It will take some time to build the image, do not be surprised if it takes a long time. Thanks, and happy building!

Installation Video Tutorial

The is the most up to date version of the installation documentation, but you can also view this video: How to Install Docker Desktop and Set up Starter Site (video tutorial).


These troubleshooting issues and solutions for Docker Desktop have arised from and been used with Windows 10.

"Docker Failed to Start" Error Message

For Windows 10, you may receive the "Docker Failed to Start" Error message. To resolve this:

  • Download WSL 2 from Step 4 in these instructions, but do not do any other steps in these instructions.
  • Under Windows ‘Firewall & Network Protection’, ‘Allow an app through the firewall’, and ‘Change settings’ to select the ‘Private’ box for ‘Virtual Machine Monitoring’.
  • Restart computer for all changes to take effect.

No Content Showing on

If no content is showing up in your local installation when on in a browser, you may need to wait longer for the deployment process to complete. 1. Go to ‘containers’, click the ‘logs’ for ‘sandbox-drupal-1’ to see the deployment process. When completed you will see:

# Install Completed #
* This can take anywhere from 5 minutes to over an hour.

Docker Desktop and Virtual Machine (Vmmem in Task Manager) Taking up too much CPU and RAM

If Docker Desktop and Virtual Machine (Vmmem in Task Manager) are taking up too much CPU and RAM, you can create a .wslconfig file to limit how much of your computers resources are allocated to these processes: 1. Open Notepad++ and type the following:

2. Modify the numbers to reflect how much you want to allocate to Docker Desktop (i.e. if you only have 4GB of RAM then allocate 2GB). * Save As and select ‘All File Types’ from the dropdown. * Name the file x.wslconfig and save it. * Go to the location of the saved file and rename it, removing the ‘x’. * The file should look like this: wslconfigimage 3. Put the .wslconfig file in the appropriate location. * In your File Explorer address bar type ‘%UserProfile% and hit enter. * Move the .wslconfig file to this folder. 4. Restart your computer and start up Docker Desktop. It will now be using only the specified memory and processors.

Last update: June 19, 2024