Install Docker CE from binaries

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Note: You may have been redirected to this page because there is no longer a dynamically-linked Docker package for your Linux distribution.

If you want to try Docker or use it in a testing environment, but you’re not on a supported platform, you can try installing from static binaries. If possible, you should use packages built for your operating system, and use your operating system’s package management system to manage Docker installation and upgrades. Be aware that 32-bit static binary archives do not include the Docker daemon.

Static binaries for the Docker daemon binary are only available for Linux (as dockerd) and Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 (as dockerd.exe). Static binaries for the Docker client are available for Linux and macOS (as docker), and Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 (as docker.exe).

Install daemon and client binaries on Linux

Prerequisites

Before attempting to install Docker from binaries, be sure your host machine meets the prerequisites:

  • A 64-bit installation
  • Version 3.10 or higher of the Linux kernel. The latest version of the kernel available for you platform is recommended.
  • iptables version 1.4 or higher
  • git version 1.7 or higher
  • A ps executable, usually provided by procps or a similar package.
  • XZ Utils 4.9 or higher
  • a properly mounted cgroupfs hierarchy; a single, all-encompassing cgroup mount point is not sufficient. See Github issues #2683, #3485, #4568).

Secure your environment as much as possible

OS considerations

Enable SELinux or AppArmor if possible.

It is recommended to use AppArmor or SELinux if your Linux distribution supports either of the two. This helps improve security and blocks certain types of exploits. Review the documentation for your Linux distribution for instructions for enabling and configuring AppArmor or SELinux.

Warning: If either of the security mechanisms is enabled, do not disable it as a work-around to make Docker or its containers run. Instead, configure it correctly to fix any problems.

Docker daemon considerations

Install static binaries

  1. Download the static binary archive. You can download either the latest release binaries or a specific version. To find the download link, see the release notes for the version of Docker you want to install. You can choose a tar.gz archive or zip archive.

  2. Extract the archive using tar or unzip, depending on the format you downloaded. The dockerd and docker binaries are extracted.

    $ tar xzvf /path/to/<FILE>.tar.gz
    
    $ unzip /path/to/<FILE>.zip
    
  3. Optional: Move the binaries to a directory on your executable path, such as /usr/bin/. If you skip this step, you must provide the path to the executable when you invoke docker or dockerd commands.

    $ sudo cp docker/* /usr/bin/
    
  4. Start the Docker daemon:

    $ sudo dockerd &
    

    If you need to start the daemon with additional options, modify the above command accordingly.

  5. Verify that Docker is installed correctly by running the hello-world image.

    $ sudo docker run hello-world
    

    This command downloads a test image and runs it in a container. When the container runs, it prints an informational message and exits.

Next steps

Install client binaries on macOS

The macOS binary includes the Docker client only. It does not include the dockerd daemon.

  1. Download the static binary archive. You can download either the latest release binaries or a specific version. To find the download link, see the release notes for the version of Docker you want to install. You can choose a tar.gz archive or zip archive.

  2. Extract the archive using tar or unzip, depending on the format you downloaded. The docker binary is extracted.

    $ tar xzvf /path/to/<FILE>.tar.gz
    
    $ unzip /path/to/<FILE>.zip
    
  3. Optional: Move the binaries to a directory on your executable path, such as /usr/local/bin/. If you skip this step, you must provide the path to the executable when you invoke docker or dockerd commands.

    $ sudo cp docker/docker /usr/local/bin/
    
  4. Verify that Docker is installed correctly by running the hello-world image.

    $ sudo docker -H <hostname> run hello-world
    

    This command downloads a test image and runs it in a container. When the container runs, it prints an informational message and exits.

Install server and client binaries on Windows

You can install Docker from binaries on Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10.

  • To install both client and server binaries, download the 64-bit binary. The archive includes x86_64 in the path.

  • To install the client only, download the 32-bit binary. The archive includes i386 in the path.

  1. Use the following PowerShell commands to install and start Docker:

    Invoke-WebRequest https://get.docker.com/builds/Windows/x86_64/docker-17.06.0-ce.zip -UseBasicParsing -OutFile docker.zip
    Expand-Archive docker.zip -DestinationPath $Env:ProgramFiles
    Remove-Item -Force docker.zip
    
    dockerd --register-service
    
    Start-Service docker
    
  2. Verify that Docker is installed correctly by running the hello-world image.

    docker run hello-world:nanoserver
    

    This command downloads a test image and runs it in a container. When the container runs, it prints an informational message and exits.

Upgrade static binaries

To upgrade your manual installation of Docker Engine on Linux, first stop any dockerd processes running locally, then follow the regular installation steps, overwriting any existing dockerd or docker binaries with the newer versions.

Next steps

Continue with the User Guide.

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