1. Verify Requirements
For standard installation Docker required 64 bit operating system having Kernel >= 3.10 version. Older versions of Kernel have some missing requirements to run all features of Docker.
$ uname -r
For Ubuntu 15.10 & 14.04 Docker recommended to install the linux-image-extra kernel package.
$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-extra-$(uname -r)
2. Add Docker Apt Repository
First import docker GPG key to verify packages signature before installing them with apt-get.
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://p80.pool.sks-keyservers.net:80 --recv-keys 58118E89F3A912897C070ADBF76221572C52609D
Now create a new apt configuration file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list and one of below docker
For Ubuntu Wily 15.10
deb https://apt.dockerproject.org/repo ubuntu-wily main
For Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (LTS)
deb https://apt.dockerproject.org/repo ubuntu-trusty main
3. Install Docker
First make sure there are no old repositories added in your system. Purge them before installing them.
$ sudo apt-get purge lxc-docker
Now use the following commands to upgrade apt index and install docker engine on your system.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install docker-engine
After successful installation of Docker engine, Let’s start the docker service.
$ sudo service docker start
4. Manage Docker Container
Search Docker Images
First of all search Docker container images from Docker hub. For example, below command will search all images with Ubuntu and list as output
# docker search ubuntu
Download Docker Images
Now download the Docker container with name Ubuntu on your local system using following commands.
# docker pull ubuntu
latest: Pulling from library/ubuntu
fa5be2806d4c: Pull complete
b4af4261cb15: Downloading [==> ] 3.779 MB/70.55 MB
5d358abc5d9c: Download complete
2933d50b9f77: Download complete
Now make sure that above images has been downloaded successfully on your system. Below command list all images.
# docker images
REPOSITORY TAG IMAGE ID CREATED VIRTUAL SIZE
ubuntu latest 36248ae4a9ac 7 days ago 188MB
Launch New Container with Image
Finally launch a Docker container using above downloaded image on your system. Below command will start a new container and provide you access of that container with /bin/bash shell.
# docker run -i -t ubuntu /bin/bash
To exit from docker container type CTRL + P + Q. This will leave container running in background an provide you host system console. If you used exit command, it will stop the current container.
After existing from Docker container, execute below command to list all running containers.
# docker ps
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
f2582758af13 ubuntu "/bin/bash" 2 hours ago Up 2 hours first_ubuntu
By default Above command will list only running containers. To list all containers (including stopped container) use following command.
# docker ps -a
You can start, stop or attach to any containers with following commands. To start container use following command.
# docker start <CONTAINER ID>
To stop container use following command.
# docker stop <CONTAINER ID>
To attach to currently running container use following command.
# docker attach <CONTAINER ID>