In this "how to" tutorial you are going to set up your SonarQube instance with db.
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First we are going to uninstall any old docker engine and install the latest (can be skipped), then we'll create/edit the docker-compose file, and check all the containers and the setup.
sudo apt-get purge docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io docker-buildx-plugin docker-compose-plugin docker-ce-rootless-extras
curl -fsSL https://get.docker.com -o get-docker.sh
sudo sh ./get-docker.sh --dry-run
sudo sh ./get-docker.sh
Paste the content inside this file.
--- version: '3.8' services: app: hostname: 'sonarqube' image: 'sonarqube:lts-community' container_name: 'sonar-app' restart: 'unless-stopped' networks: - 'sonar-network' environment: - SONAR_JDBC_URL=jdbc:postgresql://sonar-db:5432/sonarqube - SONAR_JDBC_USERNAME=sonar-user - SONAR_JDBC_PASSWORD=changeMe.aHighlyComplexPasswordToKeepYouSecure volumes: - 'sonar-app-conf-vol:/opt/sonarqube/conf' - 'sonar-app-data-vol:/opt/sonarqube/data' - 'sonar-app-extension-vol:/opt/sonarqube/extensions' - 'sonar-app-bundled-plugin-vol:/opt/sonarqube/lib/bundled-plugins' ports: ## left side is host side - right side is container side and should not be changed - '9000:9000' depends_on: db: condition: service_healthy db: hostname: 'postgresql' image: 'postgres:latest' container_name: 'sonar-db' restart: 'unless-stopped' networks: - 'sonar-network' environment: - PGUSER=sonar-user - PGPASSWORD=changeMe.aHighlyComplexPasswordToKeepYouSecure - PGDATABASE=sonarqube volumes: - 'sonar-db-postgresql-vol:/var/lib/postgresql' - 'sonar-db-postgresql-data-vol:/var/lib/postgresql/data' healthcheck: test: ["CMD-SHELL", "pg_isready"] interval: 10s timeout: 5s retries: 5 volumes: sonar-app-conf-vol: name: 'sonar-app-conf-vol' sonar-app-data-vol: name: 'sonar-app-data-vol' sonar-app-extension-vol: name: 'sonar-app-extension-vol' sonar-app-bundled-plugin-vol: name: 'sonar-app-bundled-plugin-vol' sonar-db-postgresql-vol: name: 'sonar-db-postgresql-vol' sonar-db-postgresql-data-vol: name: 'sonar-db-postgresql-data-vol' networks: sonar-network: name: 'sonar-network'
Edit the parts with 'changeMe.' and of course any other parts you want to modify, such as the ports exposed on the host machine.
Make sure you have changed all the 'changeMe.' parts. Now you are good to go.
With docker-compose, it's fairly easy to set everything up.
docker compose up -d
Deployment should take a maximum of 2 minutes to be up and running as the app waits for the db and a successful health check.
docker ps -a
You should wait till the sonarqube-db container is up and healthy and the sonarqube-app is running.
Now you can check your port 9000 (or another port if you have changed the left side) with your browser at localhost:9000, or serverIP:9000 if you run it on a server in a different network or your provided URL inside the docker-compose file.
If you cannot reach the URL after a few minutes (3 to 4), you should check your ufw/ufw-docker to expose the ports through the firewall or check your proxy manager, if you use one.
Congratulations, you have created your own SonarQube server with its own db in a few minutes.
As you have seen, setting up SonarQube with its own db instance is quite simple and straightforward.
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