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Docker as a Windows Service?


(Amithad) #1

Hi,

I tried Docker toolbox. It installs Virtialbox as well. My question is can we host a Docker container in Windows without Virtalbox involvement?

Thanks :slightly_smiling::bulb:


#2

I would think not, as Docker Engine is (currently) based in Linux. From the Getting Started doc:

Because the Docker Engine daemon uses Linux-specific kernel features, you can’t run Docker Engine natively in Windows. Instead, you must use the Docker Machine command, docker-machine, to create and attach to a small Linux VM on your machine. This VM hosts Docker Engine for you on your Windows system.

https://docs.docker.com/windows/step_one/


#3

However, this is now in beta. :slight_smile: