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Docker on Windows Server 2016 (Part 2)

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Docker on Windows Server 2016 (Part 2)

Follow along to learn how how to configure Docker on a Windows 2016 virtual machine.

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This blog is part of a multi-part series. The first part showed how to set up Windows Server 2016 as a VirtualBox VM. This second part will show how to configure Docker on Windows 2016 VM.

Start an elevated PowerShell session:docker-windows-2016-22 Run the script to install Docker:

Install-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Repository PSGallery -Force
Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider
Restart-Computer -Force

This will install the PowerShell module, enable containers feature and install Docker.

docker-windows-2016-23The VM needs to be restarted in order for the containers to be enabled. Refer to Container Host Deployment – Windows Server for more detailed instructions.

The VM reboots. Start a PowerShell and check the Docker version using docker version:

docker-windows-2016-24More details about Docker can be found using the docker info command:


Run your first Docker container using the docker run -it -p 80:80 microsoft/iis  command:

docker-windows-2016-26This will download the Microsoft IIS server Docker image. This is going to take a while so please be patient!Once the 8.9 GB image is downloaded (after a while), the IIS server is started for you. Check the list of images using the docker images command and the list of running containers using the docker ps command:

docker-windows-2016-27More details about the container can be found using the docker inspect command:

The exact IP address of the container can be found using the command:

docker inspect --format '{{ NetworkSettings.Networks.nat.IPAddress }}' cocky_mahavira

The IIS main page is accessible at http://<container-ip>, as shown below:docker-windows-2016-28

The next part will show how to create your own Docker image on Windows Server 2016.

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