Container demo: webserver with php

This container demo shows how to run a simple php container. The goal is:

  • run a webserver

  • provide a simple webpage that shows the network configuration and env vars of the container

Where to find the source OCI image

The source image is on dockerhub under: uwcloud/demo-php

It’s available for these platforms:

  • amd64

  • armhf

  • arm64

Step #1: import the image

This step:

  • imports the OCI image

  • defines the node service

    • versions increase automatically (if the version parameter is not passed in node_service_input)

    • LAN network: dhcp server with auto generated range

    • WAN network: allocated IP address

    • a demo environment variable

    • three hardware platforms

    • no file or directory mounts or persistent volumes

    • a memory limit of 50 MB

mutation import_demo_php {
    input: {
      customer_id: "102e88a2-86cf-4a2d-8712-99e8e652db48"
      node_service_input: {
        container_image: "demo-php"
        name: "demo-php"
        apikey_roles: []
        wipe_on_update: false
        environment_variables: [{key: "TESTVAR", value: "testvalue"}]
        access_gpsd_enabled: false
        network_config: {
          lan_configure_network: dhcp
          access_interfaces: {
            name: "eth1"
            label: "lan"
          access_provided_subnet: ""
          dhcp_range_template: ""
          dhcp_lease_time_seconds: 600
          wan_configure_network: allocated
          wan_dns_override: []
      image_sources: [
          arch: amd64
          image_reference: "uwcloud/demo-php:0.1"
          arch: armhf
          image_reference: "uwcloud/demo-php:0.1"
          arch: arm64
          image_reference: "uwcloud/demo-php:0.1"
      metadata: {
        memory_limit_mb: 50

This mutation returns an array of import job IDs. Their status can be checked until the import is complete. This typically just takes a few minutes.


authentication options for private repositories can be passed for each image in the authn parameter

Checking job status

This query allows you to check the job status with the job IDs received from the import mutation.

query job_status {
  DM_get_node_service_import_jobs(ids: ["ecb27001-1ede-451f-ae96-c529c7ef14f1",
      "580c9090-c678-42c4-b792-3c5fd7ce6213"]) {

The output will show the state (in_progress, ok, failed) and a log of what happened after the import job is done.

Step #2: Configuring it on a device

Adding a container to a device can be done very quickly:

  • create a network uplink for the container (NAT or CloudLink)

    • for reliable aggregated uplinks across multiple modems or ethernets you could select CloudLink

  • attach the container to that uplink

  • optionally attach a LAN side to that container

    • since we passed the dhcp value to the lan_configure_network option above, an automatically configured dhcp server will be available on the LAN side

    • you can connect any device on that LAN port to access the container

Step #3: Accessing the container

You can connect your computer or a wireless access point bridged to that LAN port and then you will automatically get an IP address from the DHCP server.

Then you can access the demo web page of the container using this URL:

And the output will be similar to this:

demo container with php

This demo container shows the network configuration of the running container as
a showcase of Unwired Edge Cloud.

ip addr show: return_code=0
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0@if15: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:16:3e:dc:08:50 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff link-netnsid 0
    inet brd scope global eth0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::216:3eff:fedc:850/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
3: eth1@if16: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:16:3e:1e:00:a9 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff link-netnsid 0
    inet brd scope global eth1
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::216:3eff:fe1e:a9/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

ip route show: return_code=0
default via dev eth0 dev eth1 proto kernel scope link src dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src