vCloud Availability Installer Appliance contains Docker administration scripts to ease RabbitMQ and Cassandra containers management.

Accessing the Docker Shell

You can access the container shell using your vCloud Availability Installer Appliance.

  1. Connect to your vCloud Availability Installer Appliance over SSH using your root credentials.

  2. Run the following command.

    # docker exec -it <container-name> /bin/bash

Running Single Command on a Docker Container

  1. Connect to your vCloud Availability Installer Appliance over SSH using your root credentials.

  2. Use the following syntax to run command on the container.

    # docker exec <container-name> <command>

Example commands

# docker exec vcav-amqp01 rabbitmqctl list_users

# docker exec vcav-cass01 cqlsh --ssl '-e show version'

Review Docker Container Logs

  1. Connect to your vCloud Availability Installer Appliance over SSH using your root credentials.

  2. Run the following command to view container logs.

    # docker logs <container-name>

The configuration and log files for each container are stored in the /srv/docker directory of your Docker host.