How To Install Docker on Fedora 20 Print

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Introduction


Docker is a container-based software framework for automating deployment of applications. “Containers” are encapsulated, lightweight, and portable application modules. The major (intended) benefit of using a container is that your application will run consistently on and between any server, be it cloud or dedicated, or of varying operating systems.

 
Step 1: Install Docker on Fedora 20


As a matter of best practice, we’ll update our packages:

yum update -y


Let’s install Docker by installing the docker-io package:

yum -y install docker-io


Once the installation completes, we’ll need to start the Docker daemon:

systemctl start docker


And finally, and optionally, let’s configure Docker to start when the server boots:

systemctl enable docker


Step 2: Download a Docker Container


Let’s begin using Docker! Download the fedora Docker image:

docker pull fedora


Step 3: Run a Docker Container


Now, to setup a basic fedora 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 fedora /bin/bash


That’s it! You’re now using a bash shell inside of a fedora 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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