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Mastering Docker - Third Edition

By : Russ McKendrick, Scott Gallagher
Book Image

Mastering Docker - Third Edition

By: Russ McKendrick, Scott Gallagher

Overview of this book

Docker has been a game-changer when it comes to how modern applications are deployed and created. It has now grown into a key driver of innovation beyond system administration, with an impact on the world of web development. But how can you make sure you're keeping up with the innovations it's driving, or be sure you're using it to its full potential? Mastering Docker shows you how; this book not only demonstrates how to use Docker more effectively, but also helps you rethink and reimagine what's possible with it. You will cover concepts such as building, managing, and storing images, along with best practices to make you confident, before delving more into Docker security. You'll find everything related to extending and integrating Docker in new and innovative ways. Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes will help you take control of your containers in an efficient manner. By the end of the book, you will have a broad, yet detailed, sense of what's possible with Docker, and how seamlessly it fits in with a range of other platforms and tools.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Running Windows containers

As already hinted at by the first part of this chapter, launching and interacting with Windows containers using the Docker command-line client is no different to what we have been running so far. Let's test this by running the hello-world container:

$ docker container run hello-world

Just as before, this will download the hello-world container and return a message:

The only difference on this occasion is that rather than the Linux image, Docker pulled the windows-amd64 version of the image that is based on the nanoserver-sac2016 image.

Now, let's look at running a container in the foreground, this time running PowerShell:

$ docker container run -it microsoft/windowsservercore powershell

Once your shell is active, running the following command will give you the computer name, which is the container ID:

$ Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Desktop...