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Version: v0.6

Quick Start


Walrus is alpha-quality software. It is under rapid development. Subsequent versions may introduce API changes that are not compatible.

Install Walrus


  • A Linux server with no less than 4 CPU cores, 8GiB memory.
  • At least 50GB of free disk space.
  • Docker installed, if not please refer to the Docker official documentation.
  • Server ports 80 and 443 are open.

Run the following command to start Walrus:

sudo docker run -d --privileged --restart=always -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -p 30000-30100:30000-30100 --name walrus sealio/walrus:v0.6.0


The port range 30000-30100 is used to expose the services deployed in the embedded K3S cluster, allowing you to easily complete this quick start and make the applications accessible. In regular installations, there is no need to expose these ports.

For more detailed installation requirements, please refer to installation.

Access UI

  1. Access Walrus UI through https://<server-address>.

  2. Log in to Walrus with the username admin and the initial administrator password, and set a new password and Walrus's access address as prompted by the UI.

Run the following command on the server to get the initial administrator password.

sudo docker logs walrus 2>&1 | grep "Bootstrap Admin Password"


  1. After logging in, you can set a new password and configure the server address of Walrus.


Deploy Application

  1. Click Applications in the navigation bar. You will enter the view of the local environment in the default project.


  • Walrus provides a local environment under the default project for you to quickly experience the application deployment process. It connects to an embedded K3S cluster. You can opt out of the environment creation by changing Walrus configuration on bootstrap.
  • The embedded K3S cluster connector is only used for testing and is not recommended for production environments. If you need to deploy applications in a production environment, please refer to HA setup guide or configure a Kubernetes cluster connector manually.
  1. Click the Import YAML button to import a Walrus file.


  1. Select the nginx example from the Walrus File Hub on the right.


  1. Click the Import button to complete the creation of the resource.
  2. After the resource deployment is complete, you can view components, logs, execute terminal commands, access the address of this nginx service, etc.
  • Access the endpoint.


  • View run details.


  • View component logs.


  • Access the terminal.


Congratulations, you have deployed your first application using Walrus!