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Short Description
An Ubuntu-based container that contains Oracle's JDK 8.
Full Description


This project is a simple Docker image that contains the Oracle JDK.



Type docker-compose build to build the image.


Docker will automatically install the newly built image into the cache.

Tips and Tricks

Launching The Image

docker-compose up will launch the image in a simple test mode to ensure things are wired up correctly.

Simple Usage

The /opt/ script is available to launch the JVM and is convenient means of doing so. An
example of how to use the script might look like this ENTRYPOINT ["/opt/", "-jar", "/opt/server.jar"].

The environment variables in the container control some of the settings in the script:

  • JVM_HEAP_MIN -- the minimum heap size. Defaults to 128m.
  • JVM_HEAP_MAX -- the maximum heap size. Defaults to 512m.
  • JVM_METASPACE -- the maximum Metaspace size. Defaults to 512m.
  • JVM_CMS_OCCUPANCY -- the percentage at which the concurrent mark and sweep garbage collector should be triggered. Defaults to 70.
  • JVM_GC_LOG_PATH -- where to store the garbage collection logs. Defaults to /var/logs.
  • JVM_GC_LOG_FILE_COUNT -- the maximum number of GC log files to keep before rotating. Defaults to 10.
  • JVM_GC_LOG_FILE_SIZE -- the maximum size of a single GC log file. Defaults to 100M.
  • JVM_DNS_TTL -- how long, in seconds, DNS entries should be cached. Defaults to 30.
  • JVM_JMX_HOST -- the interface to bind JMX to. Defaults to
  • JVM_JMX_PORT -- the port to bind JMX to. Defaults to 9898.
  • JVM_JMX_RMI_PORT -- the port to bind RMI to. Defaults to 9999.

The settings in the script were borrowed from
Java VM Options You Should Always Use in Production.

Since the settings are environment variables, you may customize them at launch time.

WARNING: this is simplistic mechanism that, because of the PID 1 problem, will prevent some applications, such as
Spring Boot based ones, from seeing exit signals and cleaning up properly after themselves.

Sophisticated Usage

This image is based on phusion/baseimage and can take advantage of its
watchdog capabilities. I've found that not using this mechanism causes problems when building Spring Boot based
microservices. If you run something simple like java -jar foo as your ENTRYPOINT you are probably ok. If,
however, you decide to launch your JVM via shell script you will run into problems. In the case of a Spring Boot
microservice, I've found that the JVM never sees the shutdown signal and the program never gets a chance to clean
up. This left stale registrations in our service registry. Not good. A more complex, but safer, way of launching
your application is to create a launch script that follows certain conventions. Here is an example borrowed from

Create a custom launch script


# Uses settings described in
# Expects to have all values set in the environment
# This command is specific to this service and is required by phusion/baseimage-docker so it can manage PID 1

CMD="$JAVA_HOME/bin/java \
    -server \
    -Xms$JVM_HEAP_MIN \
    -Xmx$JVM_HEAP_MAX \
    -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=$JVM_METASPACE \
    -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC \
    -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled \
    -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly \
    -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=$JVM_CMS_OCCUPANCY \
    -XX:+ScavengeBeforeFullGC \
    -XX:+CMSScavengeBeforeRemark \
    -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps \
    -verbose:gc \
    -XX:+PrintGCDetails \
    -Xloggc:$JVM_GC_LOG_PATH \
    -XX:+UseGCLogFileRotation \
    -XX:NumberOfGCLogFiles=$JVM_GC_LOG_FILE_COUNT \
    -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError \
    -XX:HeapDumpPath=$JVM_GC_LOG_PATH/heap-dump.hprof \$JVM_DNS_TTL \
    -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=$JVM_JMX_HOST \$JVM_JMX_PORT \$JVM_JMX_RMI_PORT \ \ \
    -jar /opt/server.jar"

echo eval $CMD
eval $CMD

Follow the phusion/baseimage conventions


FROM kurron/docker-oracle-jdk-8:latest


LABEL"JVM Guy Configuration Server" org.kurron.ide.version=1.0.4

ADD /opt/server.jar

# these are the phusion/baseimage conventions
RUN mkdir /etc/service/configuration-server
ADD /etc/service/configuration-server/run 
RUN chmod a+x /etc/service/configuration-server/run

# start the init service 
ENTRYPOINT ["/sbin/my_init"]

Test out your image by starting it


version: '2'
        build: .
        container_name: "configuration-server"
        network_mode: "host"
        restart: always
            JVM_HEAP_MAX: 768m 
            JVM_JMX_HOST: space
            JVM_JMX_PORT: 1999
            JVM_JMX_RMI_PORT: 2000

docker-compose up should start the container and allow you to watch its log messages.

Shutdown the container

docker stop configuration-server should cleanly shutdown this example server and the logs should indicate a clean shutdown.

configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:01:49.275+00:00","message":"Started Application in 10.288 seconds (JVM running for 12.895)","component":"org.kurron.example.Application","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | *** Shutting down runit daemon (PID 10)...
configuration-server | *** Killing all processes...
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.601+00:00","message":"Closing org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.AnnotationConfigEmbeddedWebApplicationContext@33f4c061: startup date [Sun Apr 03 18:01:42 UTC 2016]; parent: org.springframework.context.annotation.AnnotationConfigApplicationContext@2680968e","component":"org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.AnnotationConfigEmbeddedWebApplicationContext","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.605+00:00","message":"Stopping beans in phase 0","component":"","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.740+00:00","message":"Removing {logging-channel-adapter:_org.springframework.integration.errorLogger} as a subscriber to the 'errorChannel' channel","component":"org.springframework.integration.endpoint.EventDrivenConsumer","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.741+00:00","message":"Channel 'jvm-guy-configuration-server:2020.errorChannel' has 0 subscriber(s).","component":"","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.744+00:00","message":"stopped _org.springframework.integration.errorLogger","component":"org.springframework.integration.endpoint.EventDrivenConsumer","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.778+00:00","message":"Unregistering JMX-exposed beans on shutdown","component":"org.springframework.boot.actuate.endpoint.jmx.EndpointMBeanExporter","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.784+00:00","message":"Unregistering JMX-exposed beans","component":"org.springframework.boot.actuate.endpoint.jmx.EndpointMBeanExporter","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.790+00:00","message":"Shutting down ExecutorService 'taskScheduler'","component":"org.springframework.scheduling.concurrent.ThreadPoolTaskScheduler","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.801+00:00","message":"Unregistering JMX-exposed beans on shutdown","component":"org.springframework.jmx.export.annotation.AnnotationMBeanExporter","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server | {"timestamp":"2016-04-03T18:02:04.803+00:00","message":"Unregistering JMX-exposed beans","component":"org.springframework.jmx.export.annotation.AnnotationMBeanExporter","level":"INFO"}
configuration-server exited with code 0


Docker Compose Version

You must be running the current version of Docker Compose or it won't recognize the newer format of the build file.

License and Credits

This project is licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0, January 2004.

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