JinaD Development Guides


docker build -f Dockerfiles/debianx.Dockerfile --build-arg PIP_TAG=daemon -t jinaai/jina:test-daemon .


docker run --add-host host.docker.internal:host-gateway \
           --name jinad \
           -e JINA_LOG_LEVEL=DEBUG \
           -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
           -v /tmp/jinad:/tmp/jinad \
           -p 8000:8000 \
           -d jinaai/jina:test-daemon


  • jinaai/jina:test-daemon ?

    All images created by JinaD during local tests use image with this name (hard-coded).


    This makes sure default build for JinaD is DEVEL. This should be passed only during development, CICD etc and must not be used when using the official image.

  • --add-host ?

    DOCKERHOST = 'host.docker.internal'

    JinaD itself always runs inside a container and creates all images/networks/containers on localhost. DOCKERHOST allows JinaD to communicate with other child containers. Must for linux. Not needed for Mac/WSL

  • -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock ?

    Allows JinaD to talk to DOCKERHOST

  • -v /tmp/jinad:/tmp/jinad ?

    This is the default root workspace for JinaD. This gets mounted internally to all child containers. If we don’t mount this while starting, /tmp/jinad local to JinaD would get mounted to child containers, which is not accessible by DOCKERHOST.