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Announcing Oracle Container Runtime for Docker Release 18.09

David Gilpin
Principal Product Manager

Oracle is pleased to announce the release of Oracle Container Runtime for Docker version 18.09. Oracle Container Runtime allows you to create and distribute applications across Oracle Linux systems and other operating systems that support Docker. Oracle Container Runtime for Docker consists of the Docker Engine, which packages and runs the applications, and integrates with the Docker Hub, Docker Store and Oracle Container Registry to share the applications in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud.

Notable Updates

  • Oracle has implemented multi-registry support that makes it possible to run the daemon with the --default-registry flag, which can be used to change the default registry to point to a registry other than the standard Docker Hub registry. More flexibility is provided with the --add-registry option which defines alternate registries to be used in case the default registry is not available. Other functionality available in this feature includes the --block-registry flag which can be used to prevent access to a particular Docker registry. Registry lists help ensure that images are prefixed with their source registry automatically, so that a listing of Docker images indicates the source registry from which an image was pulled.
  • This release of Docker introduces an integrated SSH connection helper that allows a Docker client to connect to a remote Docker engine securely over SSH.
  • The Docker client application can now be installed as an independent package, docker-cli, so that the Docker engine daemon does not need to be installed on a system that may be used to manage a remote Docker daemon instance.
  • Docker 18.09 uses a new version of containerd, version 1.2.0. This version of containerd includes many enhancements for greater compatibility with the most recent Kubernetes release.
  • This release has integrated additional improvements and security fixes, including the fix to CVE-2019-5736.



To learn how to upgrade from a previously supported version of Oracle Container Runtime for Docker, please review the Upgrading Oracle Container Runtime for Docker chapter of the documentation. Note that upgrading from a developer preview release is not supported by Oracle.


Support for the Oracle Container Runtime for Docker is available to customers with an Oracle Linux support subscription. Refer to Oracle Linux 7 License Information User Manual for information about Oracle Linux support levels.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • ja Monday, January 25, 2021
    Can I install it in Oracle Linux 8?
  • Simon Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    Hi Ja,

    on Oracle Linux 8 you should leverage Podman.

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