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…

Elton Stoneman

Docker for Windows Server and Image2Docker

In December we had a live webinar focused on Windows Server Docker containers. We covered a lot of ground and we had some great feedback – thanks to all the folks who joined us. This is a brief recap of the session, which also gives answers to the questions we didn’t get round to. Webinar Recording You can view the webinar on YouTube: The recording clocks in at just under an hour. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introduction 02:00 Docker on Windows Server 2016 05:30 Windows Server 2016 technical details 10:30 Hyper-V and Windows Server Containers 13:00 Docker for Windows Demo – ASP.NET Core app with SQL Server 25:30 Additional Partnerships between Docker, Inc. and Microsoft 27:30 Introduction to Image2Docker 30:00 Demo – Extracting ASP.NET Apps from a VM using Image2Docker 52:00 Next steps and resources for learning Docker on Windows Q&A Can these [Windows] containers be hosted on a Continue reading…

Docker Weekly Roundup | October 23, 2016

  The last week of October 2016 is over and you know what that means; another Docker news roundup. Highlights include Windows workloads with Image2Docker, part four of the SwarmKit series, and a Docker InfraKit test-drive! As we begin a new week, let’s recap our five top stories: Windows Workloads with Image2Docker – a community supported and designed project to demonstrate the ease of creating Windows Containers from existing servers. Interested parties are encouraged to fork it, play with it and contribute pull requests back to the community. SwarmKit – Part 4 –  a tutorial series on Docker SwarmKit led by Gabriel Schenker. Part four of the series explains how to create a swarm in the cloud and run a sample application on it. Docker Volumes  – user instructions on how to make sure posts and images stay permanent via Docker volumes, even with an Continue reading…

Trisha McCanna

Webinar Recap: Docker for Windows Server 2016

Last week, we held our first webinar on “Docker for Windows Server 2016” to a record number of attendees, showcasing the most exciting new Windows Server 2016 feature – containers powered by Commercially Supported Docker Engine. Docker CS Engine and containers are now available natively on Windows and supported by Microsoft with Docker’s Commercially Supported (CS) Engine included in Windows Server 2016.Now developers and IT pros can begin the same transformation for Windows-based apps and infrastructure to reap the benefits they’ve seen with Docker for Linux: enhanced security, agility, and improved portability and freedom to run applications on bare metal, virtual or cloud environments. Watch the on-demand webinar to learn more about the technical innovations that went into making Docker containers run natively on Windows and how to get started. Webinar: Docker for Windows Server 2016 Here are just a few Continue reading…

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Mano Marks

Image2Docker: A New Tool for Prototyping Windows VM Conversions

Docker is a great tool for building, shipping, and running your applications. Many companies are already moving their legacy applications to Docker containers and now with the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Docker Engine can now run containers  natively on Windows.To make it even easier, there’s a new prototyping tool for Windows VMs that shows you how to replicate a VM Image to a container. Docker Captain Trevor Sullivan recently released the Image2Docker tool, an open source project we’re hosting on GitHub. Still in it’s early stages, Image2Docker is a Powershell module that you can point at a virtual hard disk image, scan for common Windows components and suggest a Dockerfile. And to make it even easier, we’re hosting it in the Powershell Gallery to make it easy to install and use. In Powershell, just type: Install-Module -Name Image2Docker And Continue reading…