Illumina Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
You can automate running commands on boot using the runcmd cloud-config directive. Commands can be specified as either a list or a string. In the latter case, the command is executed with sh.
- [ touch, /home/rancher/test1 ]
- echo "test" > /home/rancher/test2
Commands specified using runcmd will be executed within the context of the console container.
When using runcmd, RancherOS will wait for all commands to complete before starting Docker. As a result, any docker run command should not be placed under runcmd. Instead, the /etc/rc.local script can be used. RancherOS will not wait for commands in this script to complete, so you can use the wait-for-docker command to ensure that the Docker daemon is running before performing any docker run commands.
- path: /etc/rc.local
docker run -d nginx
Running Docker commands in this manner is useful when pieces of the docker run command are dynamically generated. For services whose configuration is static, adding a system service is recommended.