[GeoNode-users] [geonode-users] Dockerfiles and Elastic Beanstalk geonode deploys

David Kennewell davekennewell at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 03:20:23 PST 2015

Thanks for the sage advice John, I'm up and running with Geonode now. There 
is still much to learn, but it's certainly easier to learn on something 
that is working rather than broken! 

On Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:36:45 AM UTC+11, John Jediny Dept of 
Energy wrote:
> Dave, 
> Docker/Vagrant are useful to manage the pulling together of multiple 
> components in the right order configured the right way. But honestly these 
> are tools for developers To script out a deployment, the Geonode community 
> maintains a Ubuntu ppa which is by far the easiest and straightforward way 
> to install and get Geonode setup in a production environment. Keep it 
> simple, go directly to ec2 spin up Ubuntu 14.04, ssh into it and run the 
> commands found on the website replacing production with testing ppa and or 
> follow the installation docs on using the ppa... Assign an elastic IP in 
> Amazon and use it in the updateip -> Now you have a Geonode accessible to 
> anyone with the link to it
> Also note that the user mailing list has changed
> http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geonode-users
> On Thursday, February 12, 2015, David Kennewell wrote:
>> Hi Geonoders, 
>> I'm attempting my first Geonode instance deploy. Before I start - I'm an 
>> enviro engineer, not a Linux admin! 
>> I'm looking to create a deployment where I can edit code in PyCharm and 
>> deploy it using the aws elastic beanstalk command line. 
>> I've used this dockerfile:
>> https://github.com/GeoNode/geonode/blob/master/Dockerfile
>> to configure and deploy an this instance of Geonode (likely this link 
>> will be killed off soon to save my aws bill!):
>> http://geonode-env.elasticbeanstalk.com/
>> This is a mild success for me. I have a site up and running, however as 
>> you can see there are some issues. From my limited django experience it 
>> looks like a collectstatic call hasn't been made where it should. 
>> However when I ssh into the instance and try and run collectstatic to 
>> test this theory, I realise I can't do this simply without becoming a 
>> docker expert. 
>> Can anyone shed some light on what might cause this "damaged but working" 
>> deployment. 
>> Is Docker the easiest way for me to do this in AWS? Or should I go back 
>> to trying to build the environment using .ebextension config files? 
>> Thanks for you time
>> cheers
>> dave
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