In this article I’ll show you how I setup A Windows Server 2016 as a Container Host with Docker and Hyper-V.
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Because I’m using a Hyper-V Virtual Machine to run my Container Host I have configured my VM with nested Virtualisation using the article I had published Enable Nested Virtualization In Windows 10 Build 1511 before the release of build 1551.
To get started, first Install Hyper-V on the Container Host.
Get-windowsfeature hype* | install-windossfeature
Next I’ll Install Windows Containers Server role:
Next I’ll Install the Container Image package provider In order to be able to download Containers Images:
Install-packegeprovider containerimage -force
Next I’ll Install the Windows Server 2016 Core Image that will allow me to run Windows Server Core Containers.
Note: You can’t run Nano Server Container on a Windows Server 2016 Container Host.
To run Nano Server as Container you will need to run Nano Server as the container host.
Install-containerimage -name WindowsServerCore
To confirm that the Installation Is successful run:
To Install Docker run:
Invoke-WebRequest https://aka.ms/tp5/Update-Container-Host -OutFile update-containerhost.ps1
Next we need to Tag out Docker Image to be the latest using the line below (make sure you change the Image ID)
Docker tag 7e15f95e69f7 windowsservercore:latest
Run Windows Container
Docker run -it windossservercore cmd
Done, don’t forget to visit the Docker page I have created.