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How To Install Portainer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Portainer on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Portainer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Portainer is a powerful and user-friendly tool for managing Docker environments. Whether you’re an experienced Docker user or just starting out, Portainer provides an easy-to-use interface that makes it simple to manage your containers, images, networks, and volumes. Additionally, its monitoring capabilities ensure that administrators can keep their Docker environments running smoothly, with real-time updates on the status of containers and resources.

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 on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Portainer.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Portainer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Docker.

By default, Docker is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Docker repository to the system:

echo "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list

Next, import the GPG key to your system:

curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg

After the repository is enabled, now install the latest version of the Docker package using the below command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io docker-compose-plugin

You can verify that Docker is installed and about the current version:

docker -v

Once successfully installed, enable Docker (to start automatically upon system boot), start, and verify the status using the commands below:

sudo systemctl enable docker
sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl status docker

In addition, consider adding the currently logged-in user to the docker group. This allows you to run docker without invoking sudo:

sudo usermod -aG docker my_user
newgrp docker

For additional resources on installing Docker, read the post below:

Step 3. Create Portainer Server Docker Data Volume.

Portainer needs persisting data (for storing user passwords for example). Let’s create a docker volume to store this data:

docker volume create portainer_data

Next, inspect the volume to get its location for example:

docker volume inspect portainer_data

Step 4. Installing Portainer on Ubuntu 22.04.

Now run the following command below to install the Portainer server Docker container to your Ubuntu system:

docker run -d -p 9000:9000 --name=portainer --restart=always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer-ce

Here is the detail of each option:

  • docker run is the base command to start a container
  • -d means detach. It runs the container in the background.
  • -p expose UI over port 9000, portainer GUI will be at URL hostname:9000
  • --name=portainer names the container portainer
  • --restart=always always restart Portainer (after a crash or at machine or daemon restart)
  • -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock mounts the volume /var/run/docker.sock from the host machine to the Portainer container. /var/run/docker.sock is actually the Docker daemon socket. Portainer needs this socket to get Docker status.
  • -v portainer_data:/data mounts the volume created previously
  • portainer/portainer-ce is the name of the Portainer Community Edition image.

Step 5. Accessing the Portainer Web Interface.

Once the Portainer container is up and running, open your web browser and access the Cerb Web UI using the URL http://your-IP-address:9000. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install Portainer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Portainer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Portainer on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish 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 idroot.us, 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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