Chapter 1. Preparing Docker Hosts

Docker allows us to deliver applications to our customers faster. It simplifies the workflows needed to get code from development to production by enabling us to easily create and launch Docker containers. This chapter will be a quick refresher on how to get our environment ready to run a Docker-based development and operations workflow by:

  • Preparing a Docker host
  • Working with Docker images
  • Running Docker containers

Most parts of this chapter are concepts that we are already familiar with and are readily available on the Docker documentation website. This chapter shows selected commands and interactions with the Docker host that will be used in the succeeding chapters.

Preparing a Docker host

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