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Docker Engine 1.8 released

Avi Miller
Senior Manager

Oracle is pleased to announce the release of Docker Engine 1.8 for Oracle Linux 6 and 7 to the addons channel on both the Unbreakable Linux Network and the Oracle Yum Repository. This release aligns with the upstream Docker project. Oracle has worked closely with the upstream project to ensure that Docker builds and runs on Oracle Linux.

Note that Docker 1.8 is only supported with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 on Oracle Linux 6. The Red Hat Compatible Kernel is not supported. 

There is no automatic upgrade from the previous Docker 1.6.1 release, as the package name has changed in this release. Containers created with the previous version will continue to work with Docker 1.8.

Please review the Oracle Linux documentation for upgrade instructions:

There are significant changes, new features and fixes in Docker from the previous 1.6 release.  

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Ryan Mattson Friday, October 16, 2015

    Can you provide a similar update for Docker and Solaris 11?



  • Avi Miller Friday, October 16, 2015

    Hi Ryan,

    We only build and release Docker for Oracle Linux. You'd have to contact the Solaris team for updates on their build of Docker.


  • Jesse Butler Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    We in the Solaris development team are working on a native Docker engine for a future release of Oracle Solaris. I will be blogging soon to start discussing our work in this area, I'll link from here when I do so.


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