The default configuration should work for most environments.
For special requirements check the documentation for details.

You are looking to (just) configure & control Domino container instances - not to build containers?

You are in luck, just at the wrong place. Head over to Nash!Com’s Domino start script and follow the instructions there. There is no need to use this repository. Instructions are repeated below for your convenience

Ensure you have a supported build environment

The project supports most Unix base environments including Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 WSL2

For details check supported run-time and build environments

Clone this project via Git

Install Git software

Git is a very simple and convenient way to download from GitHub. The install command depends on the platform (SUSE: zypper, Ubuntu: apt). “yum” works for any Redhat/CentOS based distribution.

yum install git -y

Create new main directory for the project

Create a directory where to download Git projects and switch to it.


mkdir -p /local/github
cd /local/github

Clone the repository and switch to the directory

git clone 
cd domino-container

Download software from Flexnet

Before starting the build process, the required HCL web-kits have to be available on the build machine or a remote download location - if configured.

See howto download software for details downloading software from Flexnet.

Build the image

./build domino

Run container Domino Container Script

The Nash!Com Domino container script allows you to operate your server. It supports Docker and Podman run-time environments.

Install Domino Container script

Clone the start script repository

cd ..
git clone
cd domino-startscript

Configure your container

The project provides a default configuration. Usually the default configuration should work for your environment. You might want to change the container name and other detailed settings.

dominoctl cfg

Note: The container script by default uses vi for editing. If you prefer a different editor like nano or mcedit export an environment variable specifying an installed editor of your choice. Tip: You can also add the variable to your bash profile.

export EDIT_COMMAND=nano

Configure container setup

Usually environment variables are used for setup. The following commands opens the environment file, configured for your container.

dominoctl env

Start Domino container

After specifying the configuration and setup correctly, start the container with the Domino container script.

dominoctl start

Domino live console

To start a Domino live console, run the console command. The dominoctl script leverages and exec command into the container. The long version of this command would be dominoctl domino console.

All console commands can be executed via domino. This command passes command line parameters to the domino start script.

dominoctl console

Domino Container Script Diagram

domino_container script diagram