Install Docker on Windows
Docker is an open-source framework that can provide and control the portable, lightweight LXC container. Docker has a high compatibility and can be run practically anywhere. It is easily possible to run dockers on the workstation of a developer, in large production environments on bare-metal servers, or in the cloud.
Docker simplifies the provision of applications because a container includes all the necessary packages. This greatly facilitates the transport and subsequent re-use.
Prepare Server for Docker
Your server needs an active Internet connection, should be up-to-date and have enough resources for all containers. Otherwise, you do not have to pay attention to Docker for the preparation of the installation.
Download Docker to Windows
Download Docker from the official site.
You can find the current version on the following page:
Install Docker on Windows
The installation is quite simple. Double-click the file you just downloaded and follow the installation instructions. It is important here that you install all components (Full Install) so that Docker works properly.
When the installation is completed, proceed to the next point.
Docker to Windows
During the installation only the programs are installed the Docker as basis needs. In addition, we now find, among other things, two shortcuts on the desktop called “Kitematic (Alpha)” and “Docker Quickstart”, which we are now launching.
Docker is not set up until the first start. Click through the setup wizard. Afterwards, you will find that the tool does not find a native installation, so choose “Use Virtual Box” and continue with the wizard.
When the setup is complete, you should see the following image:
On the desktop you’ll find the Docker Hub, where you’ll find a selection of containers that can be installed.
Use the command line to access Docker directly. All other commands are entered here.
If everything went well, you can continue with the next step.
Test Docker on Windows
Use the following command to display the version of Docker to test the installation:
The output should look as follows:
To install your first Docker, you can use the following command:
docker run hello-world
As a result you get the following picture:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Docker on Windows.
With the program “Kitematic (Alpha)” on the desktop, which gives you access to the docker hub, you get an overview of available containers. You install it with the following command:
docker run -name of containers-
It is easy to start and set up various containers with Docker.
This saves you a lot of time and work, which would normally go on for the installations.
Docker is an open-source framework that can provide and control the portable, lightweight LXC container. Docker has a high compatibility and can be run practically anywhere. It is easily possible to run dockers on the workstation of a developer, in large production environments on bare-metal servers, or in the cloud. Docker simplifies the provision of […]
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