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
#cloud-config runcmd: - [ touch, /home/rancher/test1 ] - echo "test" > /home/rancher/test2
Commands specified using
runcmd will be executed within the context of the
console container. More details on the ordering of commands run in the
console container can be found here.
Running Docker commands
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.
#cloud-config rancher: write_files: - path: /etc/rc.local permissions: "0755" owner: root content: | #!/bin/bash wait-for-docker 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.