In this section, you’ll learn how to get up and running with a stand-alone Anchore Engine installation for trial, demonstration and review with Docker Compose.
The following instructions assume you are using a system running Docker v1.12 or higher, and a version of Docker Compose that supports at least v2 of the docker-compose configuration format.
- A stand-alone installation will requires at least 4GB of RAM, and enough disk space available to support the largest container images you intend to analyze (we recommend 3x largest container image size). For small images/testing (basic Linux distro images, database images, etc), between 5GB and 10GB of disk space should be sufficient.
Step 1: Setup installation location
Create a directory in which to store your configuration files.
mkdir ~/aevolume cd ~/aevolume
Step 2: Copy configuration files
Download the latest Anchore Engine container image, which contains the necessary
docker-compose.yaml and configuration files that the deployment requires.
# docker pull docker.io/anchore/anchore-engine:latest
Next, copy the included docker-compose.yaml to the ~/aevolume/ directory.
# docker create --name ae docker.io/anchore/anchore-engine:latest # docker cp ae:/docker-compose.yaml ~/aevolume/docker-compose.yaml # docker rm ae
Once these steps are complete, your ~/aevolume/ workspace should now look like this:
# cd ~/aevolume # find . . ./docker-compose.yaml
Step 3: Download and run the containers
Download the containers listed in the
docker-compose.yaml, and run the entire setup using the docker-compose CLI.
NOTE: by default, all services (including a bundled DB instance) will be transient, and data will be lost if you shut down/restart
# cd ~/aevolume # docker-compose pull # docker-compose up -d
Step 4: Verify service availability
After a few moments (depending on system speed), your Anchore Engine services should be up and running, ready to use. You can verify the containers are running with docker-compose:
# cd ~/aevolume # docker-compose ps Name Command State Ports ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- aevolume_anchore-db_1 docker-entrypoint.sh postgres Up 5432/tcp aevolume_engine-analyzer_1 /docker-entrypoint.sh anch ... Up 8228/tcp aevolume_engine-api_1 /docker-entrypoint.sh anch ... Up 0.0.0.0:8228->8228/tcp aevolume_engine-catalog_1 /docker-entrypoint.sh anch ... Up 8228/tcp aevolume_engine-policy-engine_1 /docker-entrypoint.sh anch ... Up 8228/tcp aevolume_engine-simpleq_1 /docker-entrypoint.sh anch ... Up 8228/tcp
You can run a command to get the status of the Anchore Engine services:
# cd ~/aevolume # docker-compose exec engine-api anchore-cli system status Service policy_engine (anchore-quickstart, http://engine-policy-engine:8228): up Service simplequeue (anchore-quickstart, http://engine-simpleq:8228): up Service catalog (anchore-quickstart, http://engine-catalog:8228): up Service analyzer (anchore-quickstart, http://engine-analyzer:8228): up Service apiext (anchore-quickstart, http://engine-api:8228): up Engine DB Version: 0.0.10 Engine Code Version: 0.4.0
Note: The first time you run Anchore Engine, it will take some time (10+ minutes, depending on network speed) for the vulnerability data to get synced into the engine. For the best experience, wait until the core vulnerability data feeds have completed before proceeding. You can check the status of your feed sync using the CLI:
# cd ~/aevolume # docker-compose exec engine-api anchore-cli system feeds list Feed Group LastSync RecordCount vulnerabilities alpine:3.3 2018-06-27T17:13:53.509309Z 457 vulnerabilities alpine:3.4 2018-06-27T17:13:59.103245Z 594 vulnerabilities alpine:3.5 2018-06-27T17:14:05.000942Z 649 vulnerabilities alpine:3.6 2018-06-27T17:14:10.606606Z 632 vulnerabilities alpine:3.7 2018-06-27T17:14:17.673851Z 767 vulnerabilities centos:5 2018-06-27T17:14:46.616051Z 1270 vulnerabilities centos:6 2018-06-27T17:15:18.600668Z 1266 vulnerabilities centos:7 2018-06-27T17:15:41.468527Z 657 vulnerabilities debian:10 2018-06-27T17:18:16.960078Z 17494 vulnerabilities debian:7 2018-06-27T17:21:20.058941Z 20455 vulnerabilities debian:8 None 0 vulnerabilities debian:9 None 0 vulnerabilities debian:unstable None 0 vulnerabilities ol:5 None 0 vulnerabilities ol:6 None 0 vulnerabilities ol:7 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:12.04 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:12.10 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:13.04 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:14.04 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:14.10 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:15.04 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:15.10 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:16.04 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:16.10 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:17.04 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:17.10 None 0 vulnerabilities ubuntu:18.04 None 0
As soon as you see RecordCount values > 0 for all vulnerability groups, the system is fully populated and ready to present vulnerability results. Note that feed syncs are incremental, so the next time you start up Anchore Engine it will be ready immediately. The CLI tool includes a useful utility that will block until the feeds have completed a successful sync:
# docker-compose exec engine-api anchore-cli system wait Starting checks to wait for anchore-engine to be available timeout=-1.0 interval=5.0 API availability: Checking anchore-engine URL (http://localhost:8228)... API availability: Success. Service availability: Checking for service set (catalog,apiext,policy_engine,simplequeue,analyzer)... Service availability: Success. Feed sync: Checking sync completion for feed set (vulnerabilities)... Feed sync: Checking sync completion for feed set (vulnerabilities)... ... ... Feed sync: Success.
Step 5: Begin using Anchore
Start using the anchore-engine service to analyze images - a short example follows which demonstrates a basic workflow of adding a container image for analysis, waiting for the analysis to complete, then running content reports, vulnerability scans and policy evaluations against the analyzed image.
# docker-compose exec engine-api anchore-cli image add docker.io/library/debian:7 ... ... # docker-compose exec engine-api anchore-cli image wait docker.io/library/debian:7 Status: analyzing Waiting 5.0 seconds for next retry. Status: analyzing Waiting 5.0 seconds for next retry. ... ... # docker-compose exec engine-api anchore-cli image content docker.io/library/debian:7 os Package Version License apt 0.9.7.9+deb7u7 GPLv2+ base-files 7.1wheezy11 Unknown debconf 1.5.49 BSD-2-clause ... ... # docker-compose exec engine-api anchore-cli image vuln docker.io/library/debian:7 all Vulnerability ID Package Severity Fix Vulnerability URL CVE-2005-2541 tar-1.26+dfsg-0.1+deb7u1 Negligible None https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2005-2541 CVE-2007-5686 login-1:22.214.171.124-1+deb7u1 Negligible None https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-5686 CVE-2007-5686 passwd-1:126.96.36.199-1+deb7u1 Negligible None https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-5686 CVE-2007-6755 libssl1.0.0-1.0.1t-1+deb7u4 Negligible None https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2007-6755 ... ... ... # docker-compose exec engine-api anchore-cli evaluate check docker.io/library/debian:7 Image Digest: sha256:92d507d81bd3b0459b121215f6f9d8249bb154c8b65e041942745dcc6309a7b5 Full Tag: docker.io/library/debian:7 Status: pass Last Eval: 2018-11-06T22:51:47Z Policy ID: 2c53a13c-1765-11e8-82ef-23527761d060
Note: This document is intended to serve as a quickstart guide. Before moving further with Anchore to explore the scanning, policy evaluation, image content reporting, CI/CD integrations and other capabilities, it is highly recommended that you enhance your learning by reading the Overview sections to gain a deeper understanding of fundamentals, concepts, and proper usage.
Now that you have Anchore Engine running, you can begin to learning more about Anchore Architecture, Anchore Concepts and Anchore Usage.
- To learn more about Anchore Engine, go to Overview
- To learn more about Anchore Concepts, go to Concepts
- To learn more about using Anchore Usage, go to Usage
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