Docker With Windows Host and WSL2
So I did a PC refresh the other day and wanted to move from VirtualBox to using only WSL2. I then went to setup Plex in a container in WSL2 which I then changed later but here is what I initially did to get Docker on Windows. Pretty much just followed the official docs
Make your user a member of the local administrator group or you will have issues with named pipes
Upgrade Windows to v2004 via Creator Tool.
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Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName "Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux" # Mine was already enabled Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName "VirtualMachinePlatform" wsl --set-default-version 2 # install / launch Ubuntu # create user/pass apt-get update -y && apt-get upgrade -y #close and reopen powershell wsl -l -v NAME STATE VERSION * Legacy Stopped 1 Ubuntu Running 1 wsl --set-version Ubuntu 2 wsl --set-default-version 2 wsl --set-default ubuntu
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# launch docker installer # Open VSCode wsl code . # this will automatically detect/install Docker cd /mnt/c/scripts git clone https://github.com/docker/getting-started.git cd getting-started docker build -t docker01tutorial . docker run -d -p 80:80 --name docker-tutorial docker01tutorial # the next steps won't work from VSCode but will from the Docker Desktop app since you can sign into Docker Hub there and it will work # from the GUI of the application docker tag docker101tutorial username/docker101tutorial docker push username/docker101tutorial
At this point, you can open a browser to
http://localhostand it will redirect to
localhost/tutorialon your Windows machine. You could even port forward your external IP to your windows host and it would work.