After installing the Wazuh-Docker containers, there are several tasks you can do to benefit the most from your Wazuh installation.
Access the Wazuh dashboard using the Docker host IP address. For example,
https://localhost, if you are on the Docker host.
In case you use a self-signed certificate, your browser will warn that it cannot verify its authenticity.
Enroll the agents by following the standard enrollment process and using the Docker host address as the manager address. For more information, see the Wazuh agent enrollment documentation.
List the containers in the directory where the Wazuh
docker-compose.ymlfile is located:
# docker-compose ps
NAME COMMAND SERVICE STATUS PORTS single-node-wazuh.dashboard-1 "/entrypoint.sh" wazuh.dashboard running 443/tcp, 0.0.0.0:443->5601/tcp single-node-wazuh.indexer-1 "/entrypoint.sh open…" wazuh.indexer running 0.0.0.0:9200->9200/tcp single-node-wazuh.manager-1 "/init" wazuh.manager running 0.0.0.0:1514-1515->1514-1515/tcp, 0.0.0.0:514->514/udp, 0.0.0.0:55000->55000/tcp, 1516/tcp
Run the command below from the directory where the
docker-compose.ymlfile is located to access the command line of each container:
# docker-compose exec <SERVICE> bash
You can set Wazuh configuration and log files to exist outside their containers. This allows the files to persist after removing containers, and you can provision custom configuration files to your containers.
You need multiple volumes to ensure persistence on a Wazuh container. The following is an example of a
docker-compose.yml with persistent volumes:
services: wazuh: . . . volumes: - wazuh_api_configuration:/var/ossec/api/configuration volumes: wazuh_api_configuration:
You can list persistent volumes with
docker volume ls:
DRIVER VOLUME NAME local single-node_wazuh_api_configuration
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
wazuh.indexer: . . . volumes: - wazuh-indexer-data:/var/lib/wazuh-indexer . . . volumes: wazuh-indexer-data
To execute commands in the Wazuh manager container, you can execute a shell:
# docker exec -it single-node-wazuh.manager-1 bash
Every change made on this shell persists as long as you have the data volumes configured correctly.