While Linux is the most popular platform for containers, it is possible to use them for Windows applications as well. In this course, Managing Docker on Windows Servers, you’ll learn to install, update, and maintain Docker on Windows. First, you’ll explore the basics of Docker management. Next, you’ll discover how to build images that best suit your needs. Finally, you’ll learn how to run clusters serving Windows containers. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Docker on Windows needed to manage Docker in production.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Piotr Gaczkowski, and welcome to my course, Managing Docker on Windows Servers. I am an IT consultant, author, and speaker. I practice and teach DevOps philosophy. That's why I'm happy to tell you about containers in Docker since they make it easier to introduce DevOps within an organization. Containers are no longer a novelty. It's a mainstream technology used by agile startups and conservative corporations alike. While they originated on Linux, containers also help with development and deployment of Windows applications. In this course, we're going to see different use cases for containers, learn their benefits and their drawbacks. Like any other technology, containers are no silver bullet, so it's best to know when and where to use them. Some of the major topics that we will cover include installing and maintaining Docker on Windows servers, selecting container base images, building container images for Windows Server, and using orchestration solutions, such a Swarm and Kubernetes. By the end of this course, you'll feel confident about introducing containers in your projects. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with an overview of container technology. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into advanced container topics with courses on Kubernetes, observability, and continuous deployment. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to simplify development and operations using Windows containers with the Managing Docker on Windows Servers course at Pluralsight.