Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

In this first scenario, you will run basic docker commands. This development environment has access to latest version of the Docker Engine via a machine called docker.

  • Get docker info.
  • Get docker images.
  • Run and stop docker containers.
  • Interact with docker container.

What Is Docker?

Docker describes themselves as "an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications".

Docker allows you to run containers. A container is a sandboxed process running an application and its dependencies on the host operating system. The application inside the container considers itself to be the only process running on the machine while the machine can run multiple containers independently.

In this scenario we explored how to get started with docker and run basic commands

Don’t stop now! The next scenario will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Basic Docker Commands

Step 1 of 6

Step 1 - Getting Docker Info

Start using Docker with docker

To complete this step you need to execute the following code: docker info

Look at the response to find out the operating system and running container on the docker host. In the next step, we'll get docker images.