Boatswain Documentation


About Boatswain

Boatswain is a SAAS platform where you could VIEW your Docker application Status, ANALYSE the Logs from all the Containers and GET real time Notification on Events. The Boatswain agent could be installed and run on Docker server or as a Docker container.

If you have any questions about Boatswain, please feel free to visit our repository at gitlab and create an issue.

For more information about Boatswain, please refer to our homepage.

Supported Docker environment when running as container

  • Native Docker
  • Docker Toolbox
  • Docker for Mac
  • Docker for Windows (Not yet tested)


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Supported CPU architecture for running on Docker server

  • amd64
  • arm
  • i386

Supported OS

  • Centos 7 or above
  • Debian 8 or above
  • Fedora 25 or above
  • Ubuntu 14.04 or above
  • MacOS
  • Windows

Release Notes

Boatswain (Agent)


  • 2018-12-14
  • Disable syslog #24


  • 2018-06-06
  • Public BETA-I release (Web portal)


  • 2018-09-24
  • Update language path prefix from jp to ja
  • Happy mid autumn festival


  • 2018-09-17
  • Fix mulitple tooltips of the nvd3 graphs appear on mobile #58
  • Add ‘Run as container’ link in setup guide


  • 2018-07-24
  • Add Chinese and Japanese translations #54
  • Fix the missing menu drawer button in medium and small screen devices #53


  • 2018-06-06
  • Public BETA-I release