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The Cargo Daemon is a Web-based application that uses the Cargo API to configure, start and stop containers on a remote machine.

The daemon is meant to be listening 24/7, to allow users to deploy new containers and web applications at their command.

It can be accessed using a browser-based UI, via Java API or Maven2 plugin.

Table of Contents

The documentatation for the Cargo Daemon includes:


Java versions for running the Daemon


Cargo Daemon requires Java 6 or greater in order to run in standalone mode.

If you deploy the Cargo Daemon WAR file on an existing container, the minimum requirement is Java version 5.

To install and run the Cargo Daemon:

  1. Download the Cargo Daemon from the Downloads page
  2. Execute by typing:

where <version> is the version number of the daemon that you have downloaded.

By default, the Cargo Daemon will run on HTTP port 18000. To change it, use the -p option:

Note that the Cargo Daemon is a WAR file; you can actually also deploy it as a WAR on any existing container. This can be useful if you want to, for example, reuse a certain security configuration.

Getting started

To use the Cargo Daemon via the browser UI, simply open http://<machine>:<port>/ -where <machine> is the machine host name or IP address and <port> is the port number used (default is 18000):

  • To start a container, fill in the form and press Start:

  • To stop or view logs of a running container, use the actions on the containers list:

Java versions for connecting to the Daemon via Java API or Maven2/Maven3 plugin


In order to connect to the Daemon via Java API or Maven2/Maven3 plugin, the minimum requirement is Java version 5.

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