Running Platypus in Docker on Photon with AppCatalyst

Written by Sam McGeown
Published on 3/2/2016 - Read in about 1 min (109 words)

Just a quick little post this morning! Anyone who works with the vRealize Automation APIs should definitely check out Grant Orchard and Roman Tarnavski’s awesome little side project, Platypus.

It only took me a couple of minutes to get it running on my MacBook - here’s how!

Download and install AppCatalyst

Open a new terminal window

cd /opt/vmware/appcatalyst/

Create a new VM called “photon"

appcatalyst vm create photon

Power it on

appcatalyst vmpower on photon

Get the VM’s IP address

appcatalyst guest getip photon

SSH to the IP

ssh -i /opt/vmware/appcatalyst/etc/appcatalyst_insecure_ssh_key photon@<IP Address>

Run the Platypus docker image:

sudo docker run --rm -p 80:8080 vmware/platypus

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