A Docker image is a file that comprises instructions for a complete and executable version of a program in a Docker container.

There are four HAProxy Enterprise images available in three different registries with the following respective contents:

  • hapee-registry.haproxy.com/hapee-business: base HAPEE-LB components without any additional modules from HAPEE-Plus repository

  • hapee-plus-registry.haproxy.com/hapee-business-plus: base HAPEE-LB components and all other HAPEE modules and libraries

  • hapee-plus-registry.haproxy.com/hapee-stkagg: HAPEE Stick Table Aggregator image as a main process, based on hapee-business-plus, but as a separate image to facilitate stick table aggregation

  • kubernetes-registry.haproxy.com/haproxy-ingress: HAPEE-LB as a Kubernetes Ingress Controller

Logging into the registry

Before you can pull the docker images, you must log into the corresponding HAProxy Enterprise docker registry using your "HAPEE key".


For the rest of this section, we use the hapee-business-plus image. Hence, we must log into the hapee-plus-registry.haproxy.com.

$ docker login https://hapee-plus-registry.haproxy.com
username is customer's HAProxy Enterprise key (for plus repository)
password is customer's HAProxy Enterprise key (for plus repository)

Pulling the Docker image

  • To pull the Docker image, run:

    $ docker pull hapee-plus-registry.haproxy.com/hapee-business-plus

Running HAProxy Enterprise

  • To start HAProxy Enterprise, run:

    docker run --name hapee -d -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -v /hostdir/hapee-lb.cfg:/etc/hapee-1.8/hapee-lb.cfg  hapee-plus-registry.haproxy.com/hapee-business-plus

This assigns the hapee name to the Docker container, publish ports 80 and 443, and mount the hapee-lb.cfg from in the current directory to use as the HAProxy Enterprise configuration file.

Update HAProxy

If you need to update the HAProxy configuration:

  1. Edit the file hapee-lb.cfg on the host machine.

  2. Restart the Docker container with this command:

    docker restart hapee

Setting up logs for HAProxy

The default HAProxy configuration enables logging and sends logs to localhost using the default syslog udp port: 514.

To obtain these logs, you can either change the logging to stdout or start a sidecar syslog container.

Change to stdout

This is the preferred method if you are working in a cloud or microservices environment.

  • Replace the default log configuration and use stdout logging instead of the log stdout local0 directive.

View logs

  • To see the logs, run:

    docker logs -f hapee

Configure a sidecar syslog container

You can also keep the default logging configuration and add a sidecar syslog container to share the same network stack as the HAProxy Enterprise container.

  1. In the file cocker-compose, add the following:

    version: '2'
        image: hapee-plus-registry.haproxy.com/hapee-business-plus
        container_name: hapee
          - /hostdir/hapee-lb.cfg:/etc/hapee-1.8/hapee-lb.cfg
        - 80:80
        - 443:443
        image: jumanjiman/rsyslog
        container_name: rsyslog
        network_mode: "service:hapee"
  2. Start the containers with:

    docker-compose up

View logs

  • To see the logs, run:

    docker logs -f rsyslog