You’ve probably seen this headline in a variety of places: “How to use Linux containers to run Docker on a Windows server.”
The gist of the article is that containers are great for running containers in Linux, but it’s not clear how they work on Windows servers.
Here are the two key points: 1) The Docker host will run on Linux.
The Docker image will be a binary blob, which means it’s going to run on all your Windows machines, but we won’t be using it. 2) You can run a Docker host on Windows as well.
If you’re using Docker containers for Windows, you can still run them in Linux.
That’s because the Docker host’s binaries are compiled in the Windows kernel.
This means the Windows binary can be loaded by the container’s Windows driver and run as the container, just like a native Windows app.
To get started, you need to install the Docker image on your Windows system.
To do that, open the Docker Host GUI and click “Add” at the top of the window.
Next, select the Windows image file you want to install on your computer.
Then, click “Install” to install Docker images.
The installer will ask you whether you want a Windows installation or a Linux installation.
If the choice is made, click install.
Next up, you’ll be asked whether you’d like to start the container from the Windows host or Linux host.
If it’s Windows, choose the Linux installation and click OK.
Then click “Start” to start up the container.
Note that if you don’t choose the Docker installation, you won’t get the Docker interface.
If, for some reason, you decide to keep using Windows containers, you’re going to have to restart the Docker container each time you reboot your computer to get it to use the Linux host’s kernel.
You can check whether the Docker process is starting by typing cmd in the console.
If cmd is not found, try launching cmd as an administrator and then typing cmd as the host command.
If that doesn’t work, check the “Processes started” field in the container log.
If there are any errors in the log, check “Cannot start container from host.”
To verify that the container is running, type docker ps on the command line.
The output should look something like this: Nov 19 11:55:03 linuxhost: Failed to start container.
Failed to stop container: Nov 20 11:54:21 linuxhost [11:55] linuxhost started: /bin/bash: Unable to find Docker daemon: No such file or directory Nov 20 13:55