Panamax was released publicly earlier today, and I think it’s a really cool tool for managing, controlling and connecting Docker containers in a simple and efficient way. Panamax uses Docker best practices in the background, providing a friendly interface for users of Docker, Fleet & CoreOS. Yes, user friendly. No more command line, unless you really want to 🙂
There are great instructional videos on the Panamax wiki here, here and here, but to get started really quickly you can use the following commands to install everything that you need to get Panamax up and running immediately. I do recommend watching the videos as well, they’re full of great information about how Panamax works and how it’s used.
We’re gonna use Homebrew (if you don’t already have it you’ll love it soon) and Homebrew Cask (awesome tool for installing and managing hundreds of apps) to install everything needed, instead of downloading files, clicking, and installing applications manually 🙂
Here we go:
Install Homebrew and Homebrew Cask:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask
Now install VirtualBox and Vagrant:
brew cask install virtualbox brew cask install vagrant
And finally, install and initialize Panamax:
brew install http://download.panamax.io/installer/brew/panamax.rb panamax init
You should now see something like this:
After a few minutes, a browser window will open and show you your own Panamax environment, and you’re now ready to start using it!