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Installation of Docker Desktop on windows10 for easy container management

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Docker Desktop is a software application that enables developers to build, test, and deploy applications using Docker containers on their local machines. Docker is an open-source platform that allows you to package an application along with its dependencies into a standardized unit called a container.

Docker Desktop provides a user-friendly interface and a set of tools to simplify the process of working with Docker containers. It is available for Windows and macOS operating systems and provides a complete development environment with Docker Engine, Docker CLI (Command Line Interface), and other essential components.

With Docker Desktop, developers can create containers from pre-built images or build their own images using Dockerfiles. Containers can be isolated from one another, allowing developers to run multiple applications with different dependencies on the same machine without conflicts. Docker Desktop also integrates with development tools and frameworks, making it easier to develop, debug, and deploy applications.

Additionally, Docker Desktop includes features such as container orchestration, networking, and storage management. It allows developers to manage their containers, networks, and volumes through a graphical user interface or command line, making it a versatile tool for containerized application development.

Overall, Docker Desktop simplifies the process of working with Docker containers, providing a convenient environment for developers to build and test applications using containerization technology.

Now we are going to install Docker Desktop on Windows 10

  1. download Docker Desktop SW from the link.
  2. After download, double click and install the SW with default settings.

click next

3.This will restart the system. Now open the docker Desktop application.

4. Accept the agreement. After opening we found the below error. To solve this we need to update “WSL” kernel on our host machine with below steps

We need to follow the instructions given in the URL for the installation of WSL kernel” or execute below commands.

open “power shell” (Run as Administrator) and run below commands.

#. Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux

> dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart

#. Enable Virtual Machine feature

>dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /all /norestart

#. Download the Linux kernel update package and install it

#. Set WSL 2 as your default version.

> wsl –set-default-version 2

Now reboot the system once more. Now we are able to start “Docker Desktop” properly.

Also Read: Learn few docker commands