The first step is to install Docker, which is required for working with Windows containers. Docker provides a standard runtime environment for containers, with a common API and command-line interface (CLI). For more configuration details, see Docker Engine on Windows. Get a high-level understanding of containers and how Docker can work within an organization.No experience is necessary. According to the Docker website, you.
This tutorial describes how to:
To run containers on Windows Server, you need a physical server or virtual machine running Windows Server 2022, Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, or Windows Server 2016.
For testing, you can download a copy of Windows Server 2022 Evaluation or a Windows Server Insider Preview.
To run containers on Windows 10, you need the following:
Starting with the Windows 10 October Update 2018, we no longer disallow users from running a Windows container in process-isolation mode on Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional for dev/test purposes. See the FAQ to learn more.
Windows Server Containers use Hyper-V isolation by default on Windows 10 in order to provide developers with the same kernel version and configuration that will be used in production. Learn more about Hyper-V isolation in the Concepts area of our docs.
The first step is to install Docker, which is required for working with Windows containers. Docker provides a standard runtime environment for containers, with a common API and command-line interface (CLI).
For more configuration details, see Docker Engine on Windows.
To install Docker on Windows Server, you can use a OneGet provider PowerShell module published by Microsoft called the DockerMicrosoftProvider. This provider enables the containers feature in Windows and installs the Docker engine and client. Here's how:
Open an elevated PowerShell session and install the Docker-Microsoft PackageManagement Provider from the PowerShell Gallery.
If you're prompted to install the NuGet provider, type
Y to install it as well.
Use the PackageManagement PowerShell module to install the latest version of Docker.
When PowerShell asks you whether to trust the package source 'DockerDefault', type
A to continue the installation.
After the installation completes, restart the computer.
If you want to update Docker later:
You can use Windows Admin Center to properly set up a Windows Server machine as a container host. To get started, ensure you have the latest Containers extension installed on your Windows Admin Center instance. For more information on how to install and configure extensions, check out the Windows Admin Center documentation. With the Containers extension installed, target the Windows Server machine you want to configure and select the Containers option:
Click the Install button. Windows Admin Center will start the configuration of Windows Server and Docker in the background. After the process is complete, you can refresh the page and see the other functionalities of the Containers extension.
You can install Docker on Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise editions by using the following steps.
Download and install Docker Desktop and create a Docker account if you don't already have one. You can create a free Docker account for personal or small business users, however, for larger businesses, there is a monthly fee. For more details, see the Docker documentation.
During installation, set the default container type to Windows containers. To switch after installation completes, you can use either the Docker item in the Windows system tray (as shown below), or the following command in a PowerShell prompt:
Now that your environment has been configured correctly, follow the link to learn how to run a container.