How To Install Docker on CentOS 7

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Docker is a container-based software framework for automating deployment of applications. “Containers” are encapsulated, lightweight, and portable application modules.
Pre-Flight Check
  • As of June 2014 Docker has officially released v1.0.0.
  • These instructions are intended for installing Docker.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step 1: Installation of Docker
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages: yum -y update Now let’s install Docker by installing the docker-io package: yum -y install docker docker-registry
Step 2: Start Docker and Make Sure Docker Starts on Boot
Set the Docker service to start at boot: systemctl enable docker.service Then start the Docker service: systemctl start docker.service And verify your work by checking the status of Docker: systemctl status docker.service
Step 3: Download a Docker Container
Let’s begin using Docker! Download the centos Docker image: docker pull centos
Step 4: Run a Docker Container
Now, to setup a basic centos container with a bash shell, we just run one command. docker run will run a command in a new container, -i attaches stdin and stdout, -t allocates a tty, and we’re using the standard fedora container. docker run -i -t centos /bin/bash That’s it! You’re now using a bash shell inside of a centos docker container. To disconnect, or detach, from the shell without exiting use the escape sequence Ctrl-p + Ctrl-q. There are many community containers already available, which can be found through a search. In the command below I am searching for the keyword centos: docker search centos
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