NetBox is an IP address management (IPAM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool. Initially conceived by the network engineering team at DigitalOcean, NetBox was developed specifically to address the needs of network and infrastructure engineers.
A quick way to get it working is to use the Docker stack provided at https://github.com/ninech/netbox-docker.
First, I cloned the repository.
$ git clone -b master https://github.com/ninech/netbox-docker.git $ cd netbox-docker
Once cloned, I used docker-compose to pull the images
$ docker-compose pull
And then I started the stack with
$ docker-compose up -d
The service will be up and running after a few minutes. Once ready, you need to find where to connect to with
$ docker-compose port nginx 8080
Or use this snippet
$ echo "http://$(docker-compose port nginx 8080)/"
Here I use Portainer as a gui to manage Docker, and Traefik as a reverse proxy to enable FQDN access to the services behind. I added an entry on my DNS to route netbox.arturo.local to the Docker IP address, on the exposed port for Nginx.
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