Windows EE swarm mode

I planed to create swarm cluster using two windows server 2016. I followed below steps

  1. Installed docker EE on two nodes using following command
    Install-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Force
    Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Force
    Restart-Computer -Force

  2. after that I created test container to check whether docker is working or not . I was able to start test container and later remove the container once testing is done.

  3. After that in one node I run the following command to initialize the swarm cluster.
    docker swarm init --advertise-addr node-ip-address:2377

    But this command hang for ever, because of this issue I was unable to create swarm.

@sekharsamala - Please ensure you have installed the latest Microsoft Update (KB4015217):

If the command still hangs, please let us know. Also in order to join nodes to the Swarm, please make sure you have created a Windows Firewall rule for port 2377

@sekharsamala Additionally, our main doc page for swarm on Windows is here:

Please see the System Requirements section of the doc for more details on system prerequisites. The doc also includes info on current support and limitations for swarm mode on Windows.