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What are containers?

Technically speaking

isolated user-space processes

a.k.a. OS-level virtualization

  • Process tree isolation
  • File system isolation
  • Network isolation
Docker Linux Interfaces
Docker Linux Interfaces

Goals of containerization

OS-level virtualization

Which solutions are available?

  • Docker
  • rkt
  • LXC
  • Solaris Zones
  • FreeBSD jail

What's the difference to VMs?

Containers are

  • externally managed
  • no changes during runtime
  • persistence is optional

Docker Basics

Docker Lifecycle

Docker Installation

First steps

Your first commands

Check your docker version

docker version

Check the available docker options


Your first hello-world container

docker run hello-world

This pulls the image hello-world:latest if it isn't found locally

Run commands in a container

echo "hello world"

docker run debian echo "hello world"

interactive shell

docker run -it debian bash
# cat /etc/debian_version

Basic Docker Commands

Image management

Search image foo on Docker Hub

docker search foo

Download image bar

docker pull bar

List local images

docker images

Delete image baz locally

docker rmi baz

Image tags

Download image foo with tag bar

docker pull foo:bar

Delete image foo with tag bar locally

docker rmi foo:bar

Rename/retag an image

docker tag example example:stable

Image repositories

Download the image bar from the repository foo

docker pull foo/bar

Pull an image from the registry

docker pull

Push an image to the registry

docker push

Container management

Start a container from the image foo

docker run foo

Start a container in the background

docker run -d foo

Show running containers

docker ps

Show logs from a container

docker logs -f $CONTAINER_ID

Container management

Show processes running in a container

docker top $CONTAINER_ID

Stop a running container

docker stop $CONTAINER_ID

Kill a running container

docker kill $CONTAINER_ID

Delete a container

docker rm $CONTAINER_ID

Exposed port management

Expose a container port on the host

docker run -p 8080:80 nginx

Expose all configured ports on random ports on the host

docker run -P nginx

Show exposed ports of a container

docker port $CONTAINER_ID

Interactive shells in containers

Run a interactive shell in a container

docker run -it foo /bin/bash

Start a interactive shell in a running container

docker exec -it $CONTAINER_ID /bin/bash

Advanced Docker commands

Name a container

To override the automatically generated names you can specify a name on the CLI

docker run --name nginx_proxy nginx

Delete container on exit

The option --rm deletes the container on exit

docker run --rm centos yum list installed

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