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Docker installation on CentOS 7

To install docker on CentOS 7 use following steps:

  1. Update CentOS 7 fully as default CentOS 7 kernel does not works well with latest docker
    yum -y update --skip-broken
  2. Reboot the machine to boot into latest kernel
  3. Install epel-release and install docker using epel
    yum -y install epel-release
    yum -y install docker
  4. Start docker and also Enable it to run on startup
    systemctl start docker.service
    systemctl enable docker.service
  5. Run hello-world example
    docker run hello-world

Some steps learned from http://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/centos-how-tos/installing-docker-on-centos-7-rhel-7-fedora-21.html

Official documentation on docker installation for CentOS 7 is at https://docs.docker.com/installation/centos/


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