Implements Docker operator

Module Contents

class airflow.operators.docker_operator.DockerOperator(image, api_version=None, command=None, container_name=None, cpus=1.0, docker_url='unix://var/run/docker.sock', environment=None, force_pull=False, mem_limit=None, host_tmp_dir=None, network_mode=None, tls_ca_cert=None, tls_client_cert=None, tls_client_key=None, tls_hostname=None, tls_ssl_version=None, tmp_dir='/tmp/airflow', user=None, volumes=None, working_dir=None, xcom_push=False, xcom_all=False, docker_conn_id=None, dns=None, dns_search=None, auto_remove=False, shm_size=None, tty=False, *args, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: airflow.models.BaseOperator

Execute a command inside a docker container.

A temporary directory is created on the host and mounted into a container to allow storing files that together exceed the default disk size of 10GB in a container. The path to the mounted directory can be accessed via the environment variable AIRFLOW_TMP_DIR.

If a login to a private registry is required prior to pulling the image, a Docker connection needs to be configured in Airflow and the connection ID be provided with the parameter docker_conn_id.

  • image (str) – Docker image from which to create the container. If image tag is omitted, “latest” will be used.

  • api_version (str) – Remote API version. Set to auto to automatically detect the server’s version.

  • auto_remove (bool) – Auto-removal of the container on daemon side when the container’s process exits. The default is False.

  • command (str or list) – Command to be run in the container. (templated)

  • container_name (str or None) – Name of the container. Optional (templated)

  • cpus (float) – Number of CPUs to assign to the container. This value gets multiplied with 1024. See

  • dns (list[str]) – Docker custom DNS servers

  • dns_search (list[str]) – Docker custom DNS search domain

  • docker_url (str) – URL of the host running the docker daemon. Default is unix://var/run/docker.sock

  • environment (dict) – Environment variables to set in the container. (templated)

  • force_pull (bool) – Pull the docker image on every run. Default is False.

  • mem_limit (float or str) – Maximum amount of memory the container can use. Either a float value, which represents the limit in bytes, or a string like 128m or 1g.

  • host_tmp_dir (str) – Specify the location of the temporary directory on the host which will be mapped to tmp_dir. If not provided defaults to using the standard system temp directory.

  • network_mode (str) – Network mode for the container.

  • tls_ca_cert (str) – Path to a PEM-encoded certificate authority to secure the docker connection.

  • tls_client_cert (str) – Path to the PEM-encoded certificate used to authenticate docker client.

  • tls_client_key (str) – Path to the PEM-encoded key used to authenticate docker client.

  • tls_hostname (str or bool) – Hostname to match against the docker server certificate or False to disable the check.

  • tls_ssl_version (str) – Version of SSL to use when communicating with docker daemon.

  • tmp_dir (str) – Mount point inside the container to a temporary directory created on the host by the operator. The path is also made available via the environment variable AIRFLOW_TMP_DIR inside the container.

  • user (int or str) – Default user inside the docker container.

  • volumes (list) – List of volumes to mount into the container, e.g. ['/host/path:/container/path', '/host/path2:/container/path2:ro'].

  • working_dir (str) – Working directory to set on the container (equivalent to the -w switch the docker client)

  • xcom_push (bool) – Does the stdout will be pushed to the next step using XCom. The default is False.

  • xcom_all (bool) – Push all the stdout or just the last line. The default is False (last line).

  • docker_conn_id (str) – ID of the Airflow connection to use

  • shm_size (int) – Size of /dev/shm in bytes. The size must be greater than 0. If omitted uses system default.

  • tty (bool) – Allocate pseudo-TTY to the container This needs to be set see logs of the Docker container.

template_fields = ['command', 'environment', 'container_name'][source]
template_ext = ['.sh', '.bash'][source]

Run a Docker container with the provided image

execute(self, context)[source]

Retrieve command(s). if command string starts with [, it returns the command list)


the command (or commands)

Return type

str | List[str]


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