Running Docker containers with Vagrant

The first thing we'll investigate is how to run and develop simple Docker containers using Vagrant. In recent versions, Vagrant ships with a Docker provider that allows Vagrant users a simple environment to start and run containers.

Before we can start, however, we need to note that Docker builds on top of Linux containers. As such, a Docker container only runs on Linux operating systems. There are two main approaches to run Docker containers on development workstations:

  • Developing Docker containers natively on a Linux platform: This is the approach used in a number of development books and guides, including The Docker Book by James Turnbull. Developing with Linux requires either a native Linux installation ...

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