Getting Ready to Use Enterprise Server with Docker

This topic presents information to help you install Docker so that you can use it with Enterprise Server. Before installing Docker see Docker Known Issues and Restrictions for information that might be relevant to your use of Docker.

There are two editions of Docker: Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). Docker Enterprise Edition is supported for use with Enterprise Server only on Windows Server 2016 so if you are using Windows 10 you must install Docker Community Edition.

Installing Docker on Windows 10

Full information on installing Docker is contained in the Community Edition page on the Docker site.

  • You must enable Hyper-V in order to use Docker on Windows 10.
  • Once you have installed Docker you need to configure it to use Windows containers (rather than Linux containers, which is the default). To do this, ensure that Docker is running then right-click the Docker icon in your system tray and click Switch to Windows containers.

Installing Docker on Windows Server 2016

To install Docker Enterprise Edition on Windows Server 2016 use the following PowerShell commands:

Install-Module DockerMsftProvider -Force 
Install-Package Docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Force