Docker Desktop

Last updated 3 months ago

Install Docker Desktop

Docker Desktop is ideal for developers and small teams looking to get started with Docker and experimenting with container-based apps. Docker Desktop has two update channels, stable and edge:

Docker for Mac
Docker for Windows

Follow the installation steps for Docker for Mac.

Follow the installation steps for Docker for Windows.

For more details on the installation process proceed here.

Verify Installation

In order to check installation do:

> docker --version
Docker version 18.05.0-ce, build f150324

Docker should respond with the installed version.

Start Kubernetes Cluster

To launch Kubernetes cluster using Docker CE go to Preferences and enable Kubernetes. It takes some minutes to start the orchestrator, once finished you should be able to use kubectl to connect to the cluster:

> kubectl get nodes
NAME STATUS ROLES AGE VERSION
docker-for-desktop Ready master 1m v1.10.3

Now you have a working Kubernetes cluster running locally using Docker Desktop and have proper authentication using kubectl to connect to the cluster. You can launch Kubernetic to connect to the cluster.