Linux Containers on Windows (LCOW)


Until recently, when developing on a Windows 10 machine, one needed to toggle between developing Windows Containers and Linux Containers. When using Linux Containers, it made use of a Moby Linux VM running on Hyper-V.

But many developers have been wanting to run any container, Windows or Linux, on the same machine. Now with Docker for Windows version 18.03 and with experimental features enabled, it is possible to run both Windows and Linux containers simultaneously and without the Moby Linux VM.

The screenshot below shows’ EpiServer Content Management’ (Windows / .NET Framework) container connected to ‘SQL Server on Linux’ container, and the Docker config … all running on my laptop.

Hat tip to Brian Weeteling https://www.brianweet.com/ for providing the EpiServer guidance and Docker images.

- Mark | http://github.markharrison.io

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