Docker for Windows
An integrated, easy-to-deploy environment for building, assembling, and shipping applications from a Windows PC, Docker for Windows is a native Windows application with a native user interface and auto-update capability, deeply integrated with Windows native virtualization, Hyper-V, networking and file system, making it faster and more reliable than previous ways of getting Docker on a Windows PC
Before you install Docker for Windows 10 make sure you have the right Windows 10 version.
The current version of Docker for Windows runs on 64bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education (1511 November update, Build 10586 or later).
And have the Hyper-V feature of Windows 10 installed. Here you can download Docker for Windows 10
Click on Install.
Click Finish and Launch Docker
The Docker VM
Now you can work from Powershell with Docker Containers :
There is also a graphical GUI called Kitematic with the Docker Hub connection for the Container marketplace.
This will download Kitematic.
Kitematic with recommended Docker Containers to download
If you search for Azure you find a lot of Azure related Docker Containers.
It’s so easy to download a container from the Docker Hub and make it running on your Windows 10 Machine, here is an example of an Jenkins Container:
It’s downloading the Docker Container Image.
Jenkins is already running in the Docker Container and is
asking some questions for the setup.
Jenkins is setting up the environment.
And now we have Jenkins in a Container running.
Here you can find more information about Jenkins
And with Kitematic you can see the log of the Jenkins Container
Here you can start, restart or stop the Docker Containers.
Here I did a Docker Inspect Jenkins to see settings of the Container.
Hope this blogpost is useful to play with Docker Containers on your Windows 10 device
When you want to learn more about Microsoft Windows Containers you can start here :
When you want to learn more about Microsoft Azure Container Services you can start here :
Lot of Success with running Containers !