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Installing Docker on Nano Server

Installing Docker on Nano Server in windows 2016

In this blog, we will show you installing docker on nano server.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A Nano server with static (or) dynamic IP.

 

NANO SERVER OVERVIEW

  • We have already installed a nano server VM for this demonstration. We also set an IP as 192.168.232.81 and it’s in WORKGROUP.

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ACCESSING NANO SERVER REMOTE SERVER

  • As this nano server is not in a domain, we need to add the nano server IP in the trusted host on the remote server. To add the trusted hosts execute the below command.

Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts 192.168.232.81 -Force

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  • To access the nano server remotely, execute the below command.

Enter-PSSession -ComputerName 192.168.232.81 -Credential (get-credential)

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Provide the login credentials and click OK.

 

  • After successful login, the PowerShell prompt will look like below.

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You can see the Nano server IP on left side of command prompt.

 

INSTALLING WINDOWS UPDATES ON NANO SERVER

POWERSHELL COMMANDS:
  • To install the windows updates, execute the below commands.

$sess = New-CimInstance -Namespace root/Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate -ClassName MSFT_WUOperationsSession

Invoke-CimMethod -InputObject $sess -MethodName ApplyApplicableUpdates

The first command will create a session using New-Ciminstance cmdlet for MSFT_WUOperationsSession class. Then we are invoking a CIM method for MSFT_WUOperationsSession class for the method ApplyApplicableUpdates.

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  • Once the installation completes, it shows the return value as 0. It means, all the updates has been installed successfully.

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  • Restart the nano server to apply the changes using below command.

Restart-Computer

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Then exit the session using exit command and re-connect the server using PSSession command.

 

INSTALLING NuGet PROVIDER

 

  • Once you reconnect to the nano server, execute the below command to install NuGet provider for docker.

Install-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Repository PSGallery -Force

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  • Type Y and press enter to import the NuGet provider.

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  • It shows the PowerShell command prompt once the installation is complete.

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INSTALLING DOCKER SERVICE

  • From the PowerShell command prompt, execute the below command to install docker package.

Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider –verbose

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  • Type A and press enter to accept the non-trusted docker package.

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  • Installation is completed and we need to restart the nano server to apply the changes.

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  • Restart the nano server using the below command.

Restart-Computer

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VERIFYING DOCKER SERVICE

 

  • Reconnect the nano server and check the status of the docker service using below command.

Get-Service docker

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  • If service is in stopped state, use start-service docker to start the docker service.

 

  • To check the docker version, execute the below command.

docker version

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Thanks for reading this blog. We hope this was useful for you to install docker in nano server.

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