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How To Install Portainer on Manjaro

Install Portainer on Manjaro

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Portainer on Manjaro. Portainer is a powerful, open-source container management tool that simplifies the process of managing Docker containers, networks, and volumes through an intuitive web interface. It provides a user-friendly way to deploy, monitor, and manage containerized applications, making it an essential tool for both beginners and experienced users.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Portainer user management interface for Docker on a Manjaro Linux.


  • A server or desktop running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro, and other Arch-based distributions.
  • Basic familiarity with the command line interface (CLI).
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A stable internet connection is crucial for downloading and installing packages. Verify your connection before proceeding.
  • Access to a Manjaro Linux system with a non-root sudo user or root user.

Install Portainer on Manjaro

Step 1. Before installing any new packages, it’s always a good practice to update the package lists to ensure you have access to the latest versions. Run the following command to update the package lists:

sudo pacman -Syu

Step 2. Installing Docker.

Once the update process is complete, install Docker using the pacman package manager:

sudo pacman -S docker

After the installation finishes, start the Docker service and enable it to run at system startup:

sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

Verify that Docker is installed correctly by running the following command:

docker --version

If Docker is installed properly, you should see the version information for both the client and server.

Step 3. Installing Portainer on Manjaro.

Now that Docker is installed on your Manjaro system, let’s proceed with installing Portaine. First, create a Docker volume to store Portainer data and ensure persistence across container restarts:

docker volume create portainer_data

Pull the latest Portainer Docker image from the official repository:

docker pull portainer/portainer-ce:latest

Run the Portainer container using the following command:

docker run -d -p 8000:8000 -p 9443:9443 --name portainer --restart=always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer-ce:latest

This command does the following:

  • -d: Runs the container in detached mode (in the background)
  • -p 8000:8000 -p 9443:9443: Maps the container’s ports 8000 and 9443 to the host’s ports
  • --name portainer: Sets the container name to “portainer”
  • --restart=always: Automatically restarts the container if it stops
  • -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock: Mounts the Docker socket, allowing Portainer to manage the host’s Docker environment
  • -v portainer_data:/data: Mounts the Portainer data volume for persistence

Verify that the Portainer container is running by executing:

docker ps

Step 4. Accessing Portainer Web UI.

Access the Portainer web interface by opening a web browser and navigating to https://localhost:9443. You’ll be prompted to create an admin user account during the initial setup.

If you encounter any issues during the Portainer installation process, double-check the command syntax and ensure that the required ports are not being used by other applications. Consult the official Portainer documentation for further troubleshooting guidance.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Portainer. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of the Portainer user management interface for Docker on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Portainer website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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