A few people have been asking about where to start with containers on Windows 10 and Windows server, and with deployment to Azure (thinking about ACS and ACIs).
Before you even worry about how you host and deploy containers in Azure, it’s probably best to start with a quick 101 list of reading and video resources on Containers in general and Docker, once you’ve read these – you can progress onto how / where to host them in Azure (our preferred platform for Windows Container orchestration in Azure is Service Fabric)
Here we go.. This is roughly the learning path that I followed to learn about Containers.
My Colleague David Gristwood also has a nicely crafted blog post that you should read as a primer before you start along this path which is more Azure Focused, I’m focusing on the container platform itself in Windows and Docker here.
Level 100 : Start Here
QuickStart Container 101
Build 2015 – Containers what why and how
Windows 10 Containers
What is Docker?
Level 200 : More advanced containers / docker
Linux vs Windows Containers
Hyper-V vs Windows Containers
Docker for Windows
Docker PowerShell Tools install
Open Powershell prompt with administrative credentials and execute
Register-PSRepository –Name DockerPS–Dev –SourceLocation https://ci.appveyor.com/nuget/docker–powershell–dev
Install-Module Docker –Repository DockerPS–Dev
Windows Server – Install Server Providers
Install–Module –Name DockerMsftProvider -Repository PSGallery –Force
Install–Package –Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider
Building Docker Images
Service Fabric and Containers
Ch9 Link Containers and Windows Server 2016
Connect – path to containerization
Level 300: Nanoserver, technical deep dive and command crib sheet.
Repackaging apps to install headlessly on nanoserver
Technical Deep Dive further reading, why AND how + history and architecture on Windows Containers.
Service Fabric Container applications
+ Handy Docker Command List
|Download a base container image||docker pull <publisher/image>
|List downloaded images||docker images|
|List running containers and ids||docker ps|
|Commit a container to a new image||docker commit <containeridfromdockerpscommand> <imagename>|
|Launch a command from a container||docker run <imagename> <command>||-rm Clean up container on exit, -it Run interactively (for command consoles will not run then exit)|
|Build a container from a dockerfile in the current path||docker build|