Couchbase Server CE Docker Container - Example Manual Configuration

      For the QuickStart exercises, a Couchbase CE 6.5 docker container can be configured with minimal system footprint using the following steps.

      Alternatively, a completely automated configuration can be run instead by following <link to automated instructions>.

      Prerequisite: Download and Install Docker

      If Docker is not already running, go to the Docker installation page and follow the instructions.

      Step 1: Run the Couchbase Server CE container image, and load the WebUI

      Open a console window on your computer and enter the following command. Docker will pull the image from Docker Hub and run it:

      docker run -d --name ce-6.5 -p 8091-8096:8091-8096 -p 11210-11211:11210-11211 couchbase:community-6.5.0

      Sample terminal output:

      $ docker run -d --name ce-6.5 -p 8091-8096:8091-8096 -p 11210-11211:11210-11211 couchbase:community-6.5.0
      Unable to find image 'couchbase:community-6.5.0' locally
      community-6.5.0: Pulling from library/couchbase
      fe703b657a32: Already exists
      f9df1fafd224: Already exists
      a645a4b887f9: Already exists
      57db7fe0b522: Already exists
      37acf92bdab2: Already exists
      987c67d0449f: Pull complete
      d1e7b7590466: Pull complete
      5d6276be31bb: Pull complete
      cdbfb2490731: Pull complete
      f48150deedae: Pull complete
      fe4e6a8d4c85: Pull complete
      9936f46b618f: Pull complete
      b3a0ca456492: Pull complete
      Digest: sha256:9a051d3bd5e34d4ae357d009f1c1640ed58bd6db2c7fc9e87fd382ccf9de52c2
      Status: Downloaded newer image for couchbase:community-6.5.0

      Open the Couchbase WebUI by navigating your web browser to this address: http://localhost:8091


      Step 2: Configure Couchbase as a minimal single node cluster

      Click the "Setup New Cluster" button on the welcome screen.

      Enter any cluster name and password.


      Click "Next.."

      In the next screen, check the "I accept…​" box to indicate your acceptance of the terms and conditions.


      Click the "Configure Disk, Memory, Services" button. Set all the memory quotas to the 256MB minimum:


      Click "Save and Finish". You will be presented with a blank Dashboard screen.

      The memory quotas can be further adjusted. Click "Settings" in the left-hand navigation bar. Under "Memory Quotas" make your changes. Click "Save", and then "Confirm".

      Step 3: Create a new data bucket

      Click "Buckets" in the left-hand navigation bar, then click the "ADD BUCKET" link in the upper right corner. Enter "default" for the Name, and 100 MB for the Memory Quota.


      Click the "Add Bucket" button at the bottom.

      You can ignore the "At least two servers…​" warning in the lower left.

      Step 4: Create secondary indexes

      The CREATE INDEX statement is used for creating secondary indexes. We will use the query workbench to create 2 indexes to facilitate our exercises:

      • one "primary index" to make initial queries easy to execute

      • one "adaptive index" to support faster filtered queries

      Click "Query" in the left-hand navigation bar.

      If you recieve the "Received error 404 …​ " message then just refresh your browser.

      Paste both following statements into the Query Editor and click "Execute":

      CREATE INDEX adaptive_default ON default(DISTINCT PAIRS(self));

      Click "Indexes" in the left-hand navigation bar to see the indexes.



      You can continue with your quickstart exercises.