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Docker on Windows: Windows Containers

Docker on Windows

Windows Containers are coming to next versions of the Server and Client OSes; Windows Server Containers will have Linux like isolation through namespace and process. Hyper-V Containers uses light weight virtual machine and this can be tried on Windows 10 Insider Builds. You need 14352 or later build.

There is a step by step guide available at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/quick_start/quick_start_windows_10 and following it you can have the Hyper-V Containers running on the Windows 10

Here’s the output of some Docker commands:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> docker images
REPOSITORY                TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
microsoft/sample-dotnet   latest              28da49c3bff4        6 days ago          918.3 MB
nanoserver                10.0.14300.1016     3f5112ddd185        4 weeks ago         810.2 MB
nanoserver                latest              3f5112ddd185        4 weeks ago         810.2 MB
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                     COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS                      P
ORTS               NAMES
187e8f0bade3        microsoft/sample-dotnet   "dotnet dotnetbot.dll"   12 minutes ago      Exited (0) 11 minutes ago

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> docker info
Containers: 1
Running: 0
Paused: 0
Stopped: 1
Images: 2
Server Version: 1.12.0-dev
Storage Driver: Windows filter storage driver
Logging Driver: json-file
Volume: local
Network: transparent nat null
Kernel Version: 10.0 14361 (14361.0.amd64fre.rs1_release.160603-1700)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview
OSType: windows
Architecture: x86_64
CPUs: 8
Total Memory: 15.94 GiB
Name: ENVY
ID: ****************************************
Docker Root Dir: C:\ProgramData\docker
Debug Mode (client): false
Debug Mode (server): false
Insecure Registries:


Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016 4:09 AM by khurram
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