These are my notes for setting up docker on Windows 10 10240. Don't take them as any more.

I run all of this from a Git Shell PowerShell instance since that'll have SSH and git available. The only exception is the actual creation command, which has to be run from an Administrative instance.

Prep

  • Install Hyper-V

Download Docker-Machine and Docker

mkdir c:\docker
cd c:\docker
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://get.docker.com/builds/Windows/x86_64/docker-latest.exe  -OutFile docker.exe
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://github.com/docker/machine/releases/download/v0.3.0/docker-machine_windows-amd64.exe -OutFile docker-machine.exe

Add docker folder to path for future PS instances

Add-Content -Path $profile -Value '$env:path += ";c:\docker\"'
$env:path += ";c:\docker\"

Create Docker VM

You need to run this from an Administrative PowerShell instance, or you'll get very unhelpful errors.

If you don't have a VMSwitch created yet, you'll need to do that.

#Create a new VMSwitch connected to the first connected NIC
New-VMSwitch -Name External -NetAdapterName (Get-NetAdapter | ? {$_.Status -eq 'Up'} | Select -First 1).Name

#Create the Docker VM
docker-machine create --driver hyper-v dev

Setup for environment for connection with Docker cli

# Add environment variables docker expects
docker-machine env dev | Invoke-Expression

# List containers in your Docker VM
docker ps

See it do something!

docker run hello-world

Misc. commands I'll want to remember

# Prints available machines to manage
docker-machine ls

# Get IP of Docker VM
docker-machine ip dev

# Start machine
docker start dev

# Stop machine
docker-machine stop

# Add environment variables docker expects
docker-machine env --shell powershell dev | Invoke-Expression

# List containers in your Docker VM
docker ps