Cloudify Premium provides a fully functional Premium manager as a Docker container image. This page describes the complete setup flow to install Cloudify Manager Premium as a docker container.


Deploying Cloudify trial manager as a Docker container is the easiest way to go. This tutorial assumes that you have Docker installed on a local or remote machine.

Open your terminal and create/ start the Docker container.

docker run -d cloudifyplatform/premium-cloudify-manager-aio:latest -p 80:80

Verify that your manager is running by browsing to localhost when running locally, or to the hosting machine IP when the Docker server is remote.

The Cloudify login page should be displayed.


A Cloudify license is provided to all Cloudify Premium subscribed customers by Cloudify support. Cloudify Premium trial customers receive their trial license via email upon trial request. Request your free 60 days trial at

Once you receive your license activation key, use it to activate your Cloudify Manager. Manager activation (and most other Cloudify actions) can be performed through either Cloudify Management Console (UI) or via Cloudify CLI. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate the usage of the Management Console.

  1. Log in to the Cloudify Management Console (as done in step 1 above). username and password are admin/ admin.
  2. Submit your Cloudify subscription/ trial key. Learn more here.


commonly used docker run flags:

--restart unless-stopped auto-restart of the container
security-opt secconmp:unconfined --cap-add SYS_ADMIN or alternatively --privileged when running a SystemD-based container, giving the container elevated privileges is required for SystemD itself to run. When using a new enough Docker Engine (at least 17.05+), those flags can be omitted, but the host SELinux policy might need to be adjusted by doing setsebool -P container_manage_cgroup true. Neither those flags, nor the SELinux adjustment, are required when using containers not based on SystemD.
-v /sys/fs/cgroup:/sys/fs/cgroup:ro --tmpfs /run --tmpfs /run/lock mounts required only when using a SystemD-based container. Note that the host machine must also be using SystemD.
-p 80:80 -p 5671:5671 -p 53333:53333 -p 8000:8000 or alternatively -p 443:443 the ports 5671 and 53333 are used for manager/agent communication, while the port 80 or 443 is used for CLI/UI access to the manager. Port 8000 is used for the hello-world example and is optional. Using the -p flags, or even --network host, these ports can be forwarded from the host machine to the container.
--name cfy_manager_local the name given to the container, for use with later docker exec calls.
-v /some/absolute/path/to/config.yaml:/etc/cloudify/config.yaml:rw mounting a yaml file at /etc/cloudify/config.yaml allows configuring the manager container, including setting an admin password, and providing paths to TLS certificates.

The container’s starter service will take a while to boot up all the manager components. Run cfy_manager wait-for-starter to synchronously wait for the manager to fully start:

docker exec cfy_manager_local cfy_manager wait-for-starter

When done, wait-for-starter will print out the manager’s admin password to stdout.