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Docker on CentOS 8

Installing and running Docker on CentOS 8


Using a fresh instance with CentOS 8: 4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64


Pre-requisites and addition repo (using dnf instead of yum now):

sudo dnf install yum-utils device-mapper-persistent-data lvm2
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=

Finding the latest docker-ce release:

$ dnf list docker-ce
Last metadata expiration check: 0:02:52 ago on Tue 18 Feb 2020 10:02:49 AM EST.
Available Packages
docker-ce.x86_64                                                        3:19.03.6-3.el7                                                         docker-ce-stable

NB: to see all available versions: dnf list docker-ce --showduplicates | sort -r


$ sudo dnf install docker-ce-3:19.03.6-3.el7
 Problem: package docker-ce-3:19.03.6-3.el7.x86_64 requires >= 1.2.2-3, but none of the providers can be installed

Picking form the CentOS 7 repo:

sudo dnf install

Try again:

sudo dnf install docker-ce-3:19.03.6-3.el7

All good so far:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now docker
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/ → /usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service.
$ docker --version
Docker version 19.03.6, build 369ce74a3c

A quick test:

$ sudo docker run -it --rm alpine:latest ping -c3
Unable to find image 'alpine:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from library/alpine
c9b1b535fdd9: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:ab00606a42621fb68f2ed6ad3c88be54397f981a7b70a79db3d1172b11c4367d
Status: Downloaded newer image for alpine:latest
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from seq=0 ttl=55 time=4.119 ms
64 bytes from seq=1 ttl=55 time=4.250 ms
64 bytes from seq=2 ttl=55 time=4.169 ms

--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 4.119/4.179/4.250 ms

NB: if there was an issue with DNS resolution within Docker containers, suggestion is that the firewalld must be disabled e.g. sudo systemctl disable firewalld

Add user to the docker group sudo usermod -aG docker $USER so can now run without sudo:

$ docker run -it --rm alpine:latest ping -c3
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from seq=0 ttl=55 time=4.093 ms
64 bytes from seq=1 ttl=55 time=3.774 ms
64 bytes from seq=2 ttl=55 time=3.871 ms

--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 3.774/3.912/4.093 ms

Installing Docker Compose

$ sudo curl -L -s-uname -m -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose $ docker-compose –version docker-compose version 1.25.0, build 0a186604

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