Issue with Portainer container installation

I am running Portainer under Docker on OpenMediaVault 6 (Debian). Yesterday I got around to upgrading Portainer from 1.24.1 to the latest version - 2.11.1. I first upgraded from 1.24.1 to 2.0.0, then from there to 2.11.1. I upgraded using the commands found on this page. Upgrading on Docker Standalone - Portainer Documentation.

docker stop portainer
docker rm portainer
docker pull portainer/portainer-ce:2.11.1
docker run -d -p 8000:8000 -p 9000:9000 -p 9443:9443 --name=portainer --restart=always -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v portainer_data:/data portainer/portainer-ce:2.11.1

Docker is running and handling three other containers. The issue is that the ability to stop, start, restart, etc. Portainer is missing. The check box next to Portainer is grayed out and can’t be ticked. I’ve repeated the steps to remove and reinstall Portainer but it still seems broken. Can anyone help? Thank you.


Portainer has its own forum. I mean we gladly help you if we can, but usually you would have better luck posting your questions related to Portainer versions on the Portainer forum.

The change you described does not look like a bug to me. It is better not to change Portainer through Portainer itself.

If you check the changelog of v2.11.1, you can find this:

  • Removed the ability to edit the Portainer container: #5121

I am not sure that this change is responsible for the grayed out checkbox, but I think it is eiher this one, or an other similar change between the old and the upgraded version

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I checked there, but the forum is basically dead. People complain of not getting help on the forum and say it’s because Portainer wants you to pay for support.

Thanks very much for the answer. I’ll try dropping back to 2.0.0 and see if the problem still exists.

I dropped back to 2.0.0 and the checkbox is not grayed out. Thanks again for you advice.