Wazuh Docker utilities

After installing the Wazuh-Docker containers, there are several tasks that you can do to benefit the most from your Wazuh installation.

Access to services and containers

  1. You may access the Wazuh dashboard UI at the Docker host's IP address, for example, https://localhost, if you are in the Docker host.


    In case you use a self-signed certificate, your browser will warn you that it cannot verify its authenticity.

  2. Agents may be enrolled by following the standard enrollment process and using the Docker host address as the manager address. For more information, see Wazuh agent enrollment.

  3. You can list the containers you have created by executing docker-compose ps in the directory that contains the docker-compose.yml file:

    # docker-compose ps
            Name                           Command               State                                                         Ports
     single-node_wazuh.dashboard_1   /entrypoint.sh                   Up>443/tcp,:::443->443/tcp
     single-node_wazuh.indexer_1     /entrypoint.sh opensearchw ...   Up>9200/tcp,:::9200->9200/tcp
     single-node_wazuh.manager_1     /init                            Up>1514/tcp,:::1514->1514/tcp,>1515/tcp,:::1515->1515/tcp, 1516/tcp,
  4. You can access the command line of each container by executing docker-compose exec <service name> /bin/bash from the directory where the docker-compose.yml file is located:

    # docker-compose exec <container name> /bin/bash

Wazuh service data volumes

Wazuh configuration and log files can be configured to exist outside of their container. This will allow these files to persist after containers are removed and to provision custom configuration files to your containers.

Multiple volumes are required to ensure persistence on a Wazuh container. The following is an example of a docker-compose.yml with those defined:

    . . .
      - wazuh_api_configuration:/var/ossec/api/configuration


These volumes can be listed with docker volume ls:

  DRIVER              VOLUME NAME
  local               single-node_wazuh_api_configuration

It is recommended that you create these data volumes so that persistent information from the Wazuh service is not lost.

Storage volume for Wazuh indexer and dashboard

Attaching a volume for the storage of Wazuh indexer data is also possible. By default, the single-node and multi-node deployments already have volumes configured. An example of a single-node wazuh indexer volume is shown in the docker-compose.yml below:

    . . .
      - wazuh-indexer-data:/var/lib/wazuh-indexer

    . . .


Custom commands and scripts

To execute commands in the Wazuh manager container, you may execute a shell:

# docker exec -it single-node_wazuh.manager_1 bash

Remember any change made on this shell will persist as long as you have the data volumes configured correctly.