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Installing and Configuring the Docker Engine

Docker CE is a great way to get started using the Docker engine. It is free and open source, but provides a high-quality container runtime. This lab will help you practice the steps involved in installing and configuring the Docker Engine. You will practice installing Docker CE and configuring a logging driver. This lab will help provide you with some basic insight into how the Docker Engine is installed and configured on systems in the real world.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon May 03, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install Docker CE on the Server

    • Make sure old versions of Docker are not present on the system:

      sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine containerd runc
    • Update the apt package index and install the packages needed for apt to use a repository over HTTPS:

      sudo apt update -y
      sudo apt install -y ca-certificates curl gnupg
    • Add the official Docker GPG key.

    • Set up the repository.

    • Install Docker packages.

    • Verify that your installation is working.

  2. Challenge

    Give cloud_user Access to Run Docker Commands

    • Make sure the docker group was created:

      sudo groupadd docker
    • Add your user to the docker group:

      sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
    • Either log out and back in as the cloud_user, or run this command:

      newgrp docker
    • After logging back in or executing the mentioned command, verify the access for the cloud_user.

  3. Challenge

    Set the Default Logging Driver to syslog

    • Edit daemon.json:

      sudo vi /etc/docker/daemon.json
    • Add configuration to daemon.json to set the default logging driver:

        "log-driver": "syslog"
    • Restart Docker:

      sudo systemctl restart docker
    • Verify that the logging driver was set properly:

      docker info | grep Logging
    • This command should return a line that says:

      Logging Driver: syslog
    • Additionally, you can configure Docker to start on boot.

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