How to install docker engine in CentOS 8

In this short blog post, Let’s see how to install Docker engine in CentOS. I thought it would be pretty straight forward process of issuing a command or two and be done with it, but I ran into a small hurdle that I would like to share.

So, I was following official documentation( from Docker for installing on my CentOS(8) machine. As you can see below, I had my repo all setup and ready to go.

When I tried to install as per documentation, I ran into dependency issues for package (CentOS 8 as of the day of this writing doesn’t support few specific versions of package).

Problem: package docker-ce-3:19.03.9-3.el7.x86_64 requires >= 1.2.2-3, but none of the providers can be installed.

We have couple of work arounds here…
Install CentOS 7 package manually and then install docker-ce engine/upgrade and voila. ( This is what I am going to show you guys below)
use –nobest option as suggested by yum in order to install appropriate version of package.

Alright, now it’s time to manually download and install package. Get the latest stable package details for CentOS 7 from here:

sudo yum install -y

Great, now it’s time to install docker-ce package which also takes care of dependent docker-ce-cli package.

Hurray! Now it’s time to start the docker engine.

Perfectoooooooo……My CentOS machine is all set for hosting linux based containers.

Happy containerization folks!

SQL Server on Docker containers – Welcome to the present!

In this article let’s see how to install a SQL Server Instance using a Docker container in Windows server 2016.

“Containers” is probably one of the hottest buzz words talked about these days in IT world, especially Docker containers. So, what exactly is Docker? Well, Docker is one of the few companies who develops, builds and distributes container technologies. It’s a pioneer in container technologies, similar to VMWare in virtualization technologies. I won’t be going into internals and architecture of how docker container works under the hoods in this article, instead lets just focus on installing docker containers inside windows server 2016 and then setup the latest version of SQL Server Instance on top of it.

One can install dockers in windows 10 (should be enterprise or professional with anniversary update or later and Hyper-V enabled.) or in Windows server 2016, In our case we will be using Windows Server 2016 for this purpose.

Installing Docker services on windows server 2016

In order to install Docker suite, first we have to enable containers feature in windows server 2016 and install Microsoft management package provider for docker. Okay, let’s get into action. To begin with, I created a Windows server 2016 Virtual machine and enabled direct internet access to the VM.
For complete article, see below…