Docker CE Edge documentation

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The current Docker CE Edge release is 17.06. The Docker CE Edge channel provides monthly releases which allow you to try new features of Docker and verify bug fixes quickly. Edge releases are only supported for one month, and a given Edge release will not receive any updates once a new edge release is available.

Stable releases are not published to the Edge channel, so Linux repository users still need to subscribe to the stable channel as well.

Commercial support is not available for Docker CE.

For information about all Docker release channels and expectations about support, see Docker channels.

This page lists features that are only available in Docker CE Edge releases. Where applicable, the API and CLI reference documentation has been updated to reflect these features, but full documentation for a given feature may not be available until a Docker CE Stable release incorporates the feature.

Docker CE Edge new features

Docker CE Edge 17.06

Docker 17.06 CE Edge is identical to Docker 17.06 CE Stable. Docker 17.04 CE Edge and Docker 17.05 CE Edge are no longer supported.

Docker CE Edge 17.05

Docker CE Edge 17.05 is no longer supported.

The following major features and changes are included in Docker CE Edge 17.05. Docker CE Edge 17.05 also includes the features from Docker CE Edge 17.04. Continue reading, or go straight to API and CLI, Builder, Daemon, Dockerfile, Logging, Networking, Operating system support, Runtime, Security, Services, or Stacks.

Read the full release notes

API and CLI
  • Add version 1.29 of the Docker API.
  • Add --mount flag to docker run and docker create #32251
  • Add the ability to specify --type=secret in docker inspect #32124
  • Add --format and --filter options for docker secret ls #30810 and #31552
  • Add the ability to only show local or swarm networks in docker network ls #31529
  • Add the ability to update the --cpus value for a running container #31148
  • Add label filtering to all prune commands #30740
  • Add the ability to remove multiple stacks with a single docker stack rm invocation #32110
  • Improve docker version --format option when the client has downgraded the API version #31022
  • You are now prompted when using an encrypted client certificate to connect to a Docker daemon #31364
Builder
  • Add support for multi-stage builds #31257 (see Use multi-stage builds)
  • Add support for named build stages when using multi-stage builds #32063
  • Add support for using ARG variables in the FROM instruction in the Dockerfile #31352
  • docker build now reads the Dockerfile from STDIN when using the -f flag #31236
  • Default build arguments are no longer included in the image history #31584
Daemon
  • The --api-cors-header is no longer ignored if --api-enable-cors is not set #32174
  • The --graph flag is deprecated in favor or --data-root #28696
  • Document deprecation of the --api-enable-cors daemon flag. This flag was marked as deprecated in Docker 1.6.0 but was inadvertently omitted from the list of deprecated features. #32352
Logging
  • You can now show the logs for an individual service task in the docker service logs command or via the /tasks/{id}/logs REST endpoint #32015
  • Add support for logging driver plugins #28403
  • Add the ability to set --log-opt env-regex to match an environment variable using a regular expression #27565
  • docker service logs is no longer experimental. #32462
Networking
  • Add the ability to replace, and customize the ingress network #31714
  • Files are now written to the correct directory if a custom data-root is set #32505
Operating system support
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) is no longer supported. #32520
  • Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) is now supported. #32435
Runtime
  • The health probe is now consistently stopped when a container exits #32274
  • You can now specify “grace periods” on healthchecks using --start-period and --health-start-period to support services and containers with an initial startup delay #28938
Security
  • Add the ability to set SELinux type or MCS labels when using --ipc=container: or --ipc=host #30652
Services
  • You can now show the logs for an individual service task in the docker service logs command or via the /tasks/{id}/logs REST endpoint #32015
  • You can now specify the update or rollback order for services using --update-order and --rollback-order #30261
  • Add support for synchronous service creation and update #31144
  • You can now specify “grace periods” on healthchecks using --start-period and --health-start-period to support services and containers with an initial startup delay #28938
  • docker service create now omits fields that are not shown by the user, where possible. In addition, docker service inspect now shows default values that were not specified by the user. #32284
  • docker service logs is no longer experimental. #32462
  • Add support for Credential Spec and SELinux to services #32339
  • You can override the entrypoint using the --entrypoint flag with docker service create or docker service update #29228
  • Add --network-add and --network-rm flags to docker service update #32062
  • Add the ability to specify the credential specification to docker service create and docker service update #32339
  • Add the ability to filter by service replication mode when listing services #31538
  • Add --format option to docker node ls #30424
  • Tasks are no longer re-deployed unnecessarily when environment-variables are used #32364
Stacks
  • Add the ability to update stacks to prune services that are no longer defined in the stack file #31302
  • docker stack deploy now supports endpoint_mode when deploying from a stack file #32333

Docker CE Edge 17.04

Docker CE Edge 17.04 is no longer supported.

The following major features and changes are included in Docker CE Edge 17.04.

Read the full release notes

API and CLI
  • Add version 1.28 of the Docker API.

  • Add --device-cgroup-rule flag to give containers access to devices that appear after the container is started. #22563

  • Allow swarm nodes to join with --availability=drain to prevent them from taking non-manager workloads. #24993

  • Add publish and expose filters to docker ps, so that containers can be filtered by port or port range for TCP or UDP protocols #27557

  • Add --no-trunc and --format flags to the docker service ls command, and as well as the ability to specify the default format for docker service ls using the ServicesFormat option to the Docker CLI. Also add a docker stack services command. #28199

  • Add ability to filter plugins by whether they are enabled or disabled in docker plugin ls output. #28627

  • Add mode option to --log-opts flag for both docker and dockerd. If set to non-blocking, and the log buffer fills up, log messages will be lost, but the container will not block. The max-buffer-size option controls the maximum size of the ring buffer. Defaults to blocking, which will cause the container to block if messages cannot be logged. See Options for all drivers. #28762

  • It is no longer possible to inadvertently pull images on an architecture where they will not run. #29001

  • It is now possible to create AWS log groups when using the AWS logging driver. See awslogs-create-group. #29504

  • Add the ability to filter docker network ls output by creation time, using the {{CreatedAt}} format specifier. #29900

  • Named but untagged images are now removed if you run docker image prune if --dangling-only is set to true. #30330

  • Add --add-host flag to docker build, which will add entries to the /etc/hosts file of a container created from that image. The /etc/hosts file is not saved within the image itself. #30383

  • Prevent docker network ls from pulling all the endpoints, to reduce impact on the network. #30673

  • Windows-specific commands and options no longer show in command help text on non-Windows clients. #30780

  • When you specify an IP address when running docker network connect, the IP address is now checked for validity. #30807

  • Add the ability to customize bind-mount consistency to be more appropriate for some platforms and workloads. Options are consistent (the default), cached, or delegated. #31047

Daemon
  • Docker Daemon logging settings no longer affect the docker build command. #29552

  • Add a registry-mirrors configuration option for the Docker daemon, which replaces the daemon’s registry mirrors with a new set of registry mirrors. #29650

  • Add the ability to specify the default shared memory size for the Docker daemon, using the --default-shm-size or the default-shm-size key in daemon.json. #29692

  • Add a no-new-privileges configuration option for the Docker daemon, which prevents unprivileged containers from gaining new privileges. #29984

  • If a Docker client communicates with an older daemon and attempts to perform an operation not supported by the daemon, an error is printed, which shows the API versions of both the client and daemon. #30187

  • The Docker daemon no longer depends upon sqlite. This change means that it is not possible to upgrade the Docker daemon from version 1.9 directly to the latest version. It is recommended to upgrade from one major version to the next, in sequence. #30208

Dockerfile
  • Using the pattern **/ in a Dockerfile now (correctly) behaves the same as **. #29043

  • Time values less than 1 second are no longer allowed in health-check options in the Dockerfile. #31177

Services
  • When a service is updated with both --secret-add and --secret-rm in the same operation, the order of operations is now changed so that the --secret-rm always occurs first. #29802

  • Add the ability to create or update a service to be read-only using the --read-only flag. #30162

  • Docker now updates swarm nodes if the swarm configuration is updated. #30259

  • Add topology-aware placement preferences for Swarm services. This feature allows services to be balanced over nodes based on a particular user-defined property, such as which datacenter or rack they are located in. See Control service scale and placement. #30725

  • Add the ability to customize the stop signal which will be sent to nodes, when creating or updating a service. #30754

  • Add the ability to address a secret by name or prefix, as well as ID, when updating it. #30856

  • Add the ability to roll back to a previous version of a service if an updated service fails to deploy. Several flags are available at service creation or update,to control the rollback action, failure threshold, monitoring delay, rollback delay, and parallelism. #31108

  • Add the ability to specify the stream when using the Docker service logs API. #31313

  • Add --tail and --since flags to docker service logs command, to filter the logs by time or to show the tail of the logs and show new content as it is logged. #31500

  • Add a --verbose flag to the docker inspect command. For swarm networks, this flag shows all nodes and services attached to the network. #31710

Stacks
  • Compose file version 3.2 is now supported. This includes support for different types of endpoints and expands the options you can use when specifying mounts. #31795

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