How To Install Docker CE on CentOS/RHEL 7/6

Docker is an application that makes it simple and easy to run application processes in a container, which are like virtual machines, only more portable, more resource-friendly, and more dependent on the host operating system.


See Also:

  • What is Docker & Docker Container
  • This tutorial helps us to install Docker on CentOS/RHEL 7/6.

    Step 1: Add Docker Repository

    Run the following command which will add the Docker repository to your system:

    # yum -y install  wget
    # wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/docker-ce.repo

    Step 2: Install Docker

    Now that the Docker repository is enabled and install the latest version of Docker CE using the following command.

    # yum install docker-ce

    Step 3: Start Docker Service

    After, Docker package has been installed, start the docker service and enable it at boot time using the below commands:

    On RHEL/CentOS 7

    # systemctl start docker
    # systemctl enable docker

    On RHEL/CentOS 6

    # service docker start
    # chkconfig dokcer on

    Step 4: Check Docker Version

    Run mention command to check the docker version.

    # docker version
     Version:           18.09.1
     API version:       1.39
     Go version:        go1.10.6
     Git commit:        4c52b90
     Built:             Wed Jan  9 19:35:01 2019
     OS/Arch:           linux/amd64
     Experimental:      false
    Server: Docker Engine - Community
      Version:          18.09.1
      API version:      1.39 (minimum version 1.12)
      Go version:       go1.10.6
      Git commit:       4c52b90
      Built:            Wed Jan  9 19:06:30 2019
      OS/Arch:          linux/amd64
      Experimental:     false

    Step 5: Check Docker Info

    Now, you can check some docker info using mention command.

    # docker info
    Containers: 7
     Running: 0
     Paused: 0
     Stopped: 7
    Images: 4
    Server Version: 18.09.1
    Storage Driver: overlay
     Backing Filesystem: xfs
     Supports d_type: true
    Logging Driver: json-file
    Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs
     Volume: local
     Network: bridge host macvlan null overlay
     Log: awslogs fluentd gcplogs gelf journald json-file local logentries splunk syslog
    Swarm: inactive
    Runtimes: runc
    Default Runtime: runc
    Init Binary: docker-init
    containerd version: 9754871865f7fe2f4e74d43e2fc7ccd237edcbce
    runc version: 96ec2177ae841256168fcf76954f7177af9446eb
    init version: fec3683
    Security Options:
      Profile: default
    Kernel Version: 3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64
    Operating System: CentOS Linux 7 (Core)
    OSType: linux
    Architecture: x86_64
    CPUs: 8
    Total Memory: 15.51GiB
    Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker
    Debug Mode (client): false
    Debug Mode (server): false
    Experimental: false
    Insecure Registries:
    Live Restore Enabled: false
    Product License: Community Engine

    Step 6: Test Docker

    Run the Docker hello-world container to test if the installation completed successfully.

    # docker run hello-world

    Docker test

    Enjoy it!

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