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Install ThingsBoard IoT Gateway using Docker.

This guide will help you to install and start ThingsBoard Gateway using Docker on Windows.

Prerequisites

Running

Click the Docker QuickStart icon to launch a pre-configured Docker Toolbox terminal.

Make sure your have logged in to docker hub using command line.

Execute the following command to run this docker directly:

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docker run -it -v %HOMEPATH%/tb-gateway/config:/thingsboard_gateway/config -v %HOMEPATH%/tb-gateway/extensions:/thingsboard_gateway/extensions -v %HOMEPATH%/tb-gateway/logs:/thingsboard_gateway/logs --name tb-gateway --restart always thingsboard/tb-gateway

Where:

  • docker run - run this container
  • -it - attach a terminal session with current Gateway process output
  • -v %HOMEPATH%/tb-gateway/config:/thingsboard_gateway/config - mounts the host’s dir %HOMEPATH%\tb-gateway\config to Gateway config directory
  • -v %HOMEPATH%/tb-gateway/extensions:/thingsboard_gateway/extensions - mounts the host’s dir %HOMEPATH%\tb-gateway\extensions to Gateway extensions directory
  • -v %HOMEPATH%/tb-gateway/logs:/thingsboard_gateway/logs - mounts the host’s dir %HOMEPATH%\tb-gateway\logs to Gateway logs directory
  • --name tb-gateway - friendly local name of this machine
  • --restart always - automatically start ThingsBoard in case of system reboot and restart in case of failure.
  • thingsboard/tb-gateway - docker image
  • $HOME - current user’s home dir(%HomePath%)

Detaching, stop and start commands

You can detach from session terminal with Ctrl-p Ctrl-q - the container will keep running in the background.

To reattach to the terminal (to look at Gateway logs) run:

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docker attach tb-gateway

To stop the container:

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docker stop tb-gateway

To start the container:

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docker start tb-gateway

Gateway configuration

Stop the container:

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docker stop tb-gateway

Open the directory with configuration files:

%HomePath%\tb-gateway\config

Configure gateway to work with your instance of ThingsBoard, using this guide:

Start the container after made changes:

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docker start tb-gateway

Upgrading

In order to update to the latest image, execute the following commands:

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$ docker pull thingsboard/tb-gateway
$ docker stop tb-gateway
$ docker rm tb-gateway
$ docker run -it -v $HOME/tb-gateway/config:/etc/thingsboard-gateway/config -v $HOME/tb-gateway/extensions:/var/lib/thingsboard_gateway/extensions -v $HOME/tb-gateway/logs:/var/log/thingsboard-gateway --name tb-gateway --restart always thingsboard/tb-gateway