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.