How to install Docker UI on Ubuntu 18.04

r00t May 30, 2018

Install Docker UI on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install Docker UI on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Docker UI is a easy user interface for Docker Management. Docker UI is one of several Docker graphical user interface accessible on the market. Docker UI is exceptionally beneficial to folks that are not much aware of linux command lines and want to conduct containerized applications. Thus far, my favorite is still Portainer but it is good to know Docker UI in action and see if it fits you.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Docker UI on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing Docker on Ubuntu 18.04.

Run the following command to make sure that you install the latest version of Docker:

apt install

Start Docker service using the following command as per your operating systems. Also, enable Docker service to auto start on system boot:

sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

Docker installed on ubuntu 16.04 server, check it using the command below:

docker version

Step 3. Installing Docker UI on Ubuntu 18.04.

First, download the Portainer image from the DockerHub using the docker pull command below:

docker pull portainer/portainer

Now run Portainer using the simple docker:

docker run -d -p 9000:9000 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock portainer/portainer

Finally steps, Now open web browser and type the following address to open Docker UI:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Docker UI on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Docker UI on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.

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