Getting Ready to Use Visual COBOL with Docker

This topic presents information to help you install Docker so that you can use it with Visual COBOL. 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 not supported for use with Visual COBOL so you must install Docker Community Edition.

You must obtain Docker Community Edition for Red Hat Linux or SUSE Linux from your operating system provider rather than from Docker.

For full information on installing Docker on Red Hat Enterprise Linux see Red Hat: Getting Started with Containers.

For full information on installing Docker on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server see SUSE: Docker Guide.