Exciting new things for Docker with Windows Server 1709

What a difference a year makes… last September, Microsoft and Docker launched Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), a Containers-as-a-Service platform for IT that manages and secures diverse applications across disparate infrastructures, for Windows Server 2016. Since then we’ve continued to work together and Windows Server 1709 contains several enhancements for Docker customers. Docker Enterprise Edition Preview To experiment with the new Docker and Windows features, a preview build of Docker is required. Here’s how to install it on Windows Server 1709 (this will also work on Insider builds): Install-Module DockerProvider Install-Package Docker -ProviderName DockerProvider -RequiredVersion preview To run Docker Windows containers in production on any Windows Server version, please stick to Docker EE 17.06. Docker Linux Containers on Windows A key focus of Windows Server version 1709 is support for Linux containers on Windows. We’ve already blogged about how we’re supporting Continue reading…

Elton Stoneman

Yes to databases in containers – Microsoft SQL Server available on Docker Store

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 is now available for the first time on multiple platforms: Windows, Linux and Docker. Your databases can be in containers with no lengthy setup and no prerequisites, and using Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) to modernize your database delivery. The speed and efficiency benefits of Docker and containerizing apps that IT Pros and developers have been enjoying for years are now available to DBAs.   Try the Docker SQL Server lab now and see how database containers start in seconds, and how you can package your own schemas as Docker images.   If you’ve ever sat through a SQL Server install, you know why this is a big deal: SQL Server takes a while to set up, and running multiple independent SQL Server instances on the same host is not simple. This complicates maintaining dev, test and CI/CD systems where Continue reading…

Jenny Fong

A Day in the Life of a Docker Admin

About two months ago, we celebrated SysAdmin Day and kicked off our learning series for IT professionals. So far we’ve gone through the basics of containers and how containers are delivering value back to the company through cost savings. Now we begin the next stage of the journey by introducing how to deploy and operate containerized applications. For the next few weeks, we are going to relate typical IT administrative tasks that many of you are familiar with to the tasks of a Docker admin. In the end, containerized applications are still applications and it is still primarily the responsibility of IT to secure and manage them. That is the same regardless of if the application runs in a container or not. In this “A Day in the LIfe of a Docker Admin” series, we will discuss how common IT tasks translate to the Continue reading…

Brian Kaufman

Get Familiar with Docker Enterprise Edition Client Bundles

Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) is the only Containers as a Service (CaaS) Platform for IT that manages and secures diverse applications across disparate infrastructure, both on-premises and in the cloud. There’s a little mentioned big feature in Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) that seems to always bring smiles to the room once it’s displayed. Before I tell you about it, let me first describe the use case. You’re a sysadmin managing a Docker cluster and you have the following requirements: Different individuals in your LDAP/AD need various levels of access to the containers/services in your cluster Some users need to be able to go inside the running containers. Some users just need to be able to see the logs You do NOT want to give SSH access to each host in your cluster. Now, how do you achieve this? The answer, or feature Continue reading…

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Docker Official Images are now Multi-platform

This past week, Docker rolled out a big update to our Official Images to make them multi-platform aware. Now, when you run docker run hello-world, Docker CE and EE will pull and run the correct hello-world image whether that’s for x86-64 Linux, Windows, ARM, IBM Z mainframes or any other system where Docker runs. With Docker rapidly adding support for additional operating systems (like Windows) and CPU architectures (like IBM Z) this is an important UX improvement. Docker Official Images are a curated set of container images that include: Base operating system images like Ubuntu, BusyBox and Debian Ready-to-use build and runtime images for popular programming languages like Go, Python and Java Easy-to-use images for data stores such as PostgreSQL, Neo4j and Redis Pre-packaged software images to run WordPress, Ghost and Redmine and many other popular open source projects The official images have always been available for x86-64 Linux. Continue reading…

Betty Junod

Docker at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Docker will be at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL the week of Sept 24th to showcase the latest release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) and the joint solutions with our partner Microsoft. Docker Enterprise Edition is the only platform available to secure and manage Linux and Windows containers in production. In the Docker Booth #2127 Visit Docker in Booth #2127 for a #DockerSelfie, a chance for cool swag and to learn more about how Docker Enterprise Edition can help you save costs on legacy applications, accelerate your cloud strategy and uniformly secure and manage your Linux and Windows app landscape. Register Here for daily in-booth talks or to schedule time to ask questions about containers and clouds on Linux and Windows Server. Monday 3pm: Save $ on Legacy Apps with Docker Tuesday 11am: Windows and Linux Together with Docker EE Tuesday 3pm: Docker Enterprise Edition Continue reading…

Build Your DockerCon Europe 2017 Agenda!

It’s that moment you’ve been waiting for…It’s time to build your DockerCon Agenda! DockerCon is coming back to Europe with some of the best content we’ve ever presented. Don’t miss out and register now before it’s too late. If you are just learning about Docker or have been dabbling in containers for a while, we’re confident that DockerCon will have the right content for you. With eight tracks, two summits (Moby Project Summit and Enterprise Summit) and more than 60 sessions presented by Docker Engineering, Docker Captains, partners, practitioners and customers such as Finnish Railways, MetLife, PayPal, Splunk and Assa Abloy, DockerCon 2017 will cover a wide range of use cases and topics. Build your agenda We encourage you to review the full catalogue of DockerCon sessions and build your agenda for the week. You’ll find a new agenda builder that allows you to Continue reading…

Rolf Neugebauer

Preview: Linux Containers on Windows

Microsoft is getting ready for the next big update for Windows Server (check out today’s complimentary Microsoft blog post) and some of the new features are very exciting for Docker users. One of the most important enhancements is that Docker can now run Linux containers on Windows, using Hyper-V technology. Running Docker Linux containers on Windows requires a minimal Linux kernel and userland to host the container processes. This is exactly what the LinuxKit toolkit was designed for: creating secure, lean and portable Linux subsystems that can provide Linux container functionality as a component of a container platform. We’ve been busy prototyping LinuxKit support for Docker Linux containers on Windows and have a working preview for you to try. This is still a work in progress, and requires either the recently announced  “Windows Server Insider” or Windows 10 Insider builds. Continue reading…