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Windows Docker - Docker Image Preparation

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In order to get docker container working, we need the base image for any customization or modification.

Firstly, get the WIM file ready: CBaseOs_th2_release_10514.0.150808–1529_amd64fre_ServerDatacenterCore_en-us.wim

This can be downloaded from MSDN.

Open up my favorite PowerShell ISE, check current Container status:

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#Check Current Container
Get-Container
#Check Current Container Image
Get-ContainerImage
#Check Container Host
Get-ContainerHost

As we can see, we got null value from the first two command due to we have nothing to run for Container, and following is the result for our Container HOST:

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Name         ContainerImageRepositoryLocation                              
----         --------------------------------                              
DOCKER01-GUI C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Container Image Store

Let’s check all cmdlet for Container in Windows:

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Get-Command *Container*

screenshot

There are 2 similar commands relates to create a new Container Image:

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Install-ContainerOSImage
Import-ContainerImage

By using “Get-Help”, we know that we should use “Install-ContainerOSImage” to Installs a base image from a WIM file into the shared central image store for the Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers feature.

So, we are running below:

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Install-ContainerOSImage -WimPath "C:\WIM\CBaseOs_th2_release_10514.0.150808-1529_amd64fre_ServerDatacenterCore_en-us.wim"

Then we get following: screenshot It looks good, isn’t it?

A snapshot will be taken after this, because next step will be bit mass, if you want to try different things, you may want to do the same as me. :)