Announcing Oracle Container Runtime for Docker Release 19.03

December 5, 2019 | 2 minute read
Avi Miller
Open Source Developer Advocate
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Oracle is pleased to announce the release of Oracle Container Runtime for Docker version 19.03. 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 Oracle Container Registry and Docker Hub to share the applications in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud.

Notable Updates

  • The docker run and docker create commands now include an option to set the domain name, using the --domainname option.
  • The docker image pull command now includes an option to quietly pull an image, using the --quiet option.
  • Faster context switching using the docker context command.
  • Added ability to list kernel capabilities with --capabilities instead of --capadd and --capdrop.
  • Added ability to define sysctl options with--sysctl list, --sysctl-add list, and --sysctl-rm list.
  • Added inline cache support to builder with the --cache-from option.
  • The IPVLAN driver is now supported and no longer considered experimental.


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 either an Oracle Linux Premier or Basic support subscription



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Avi Miller

Open Source Developer Advocate

Who am I?

Setting the more existential question aside, I am Avi Miller.

During the day, I do open source things for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

At night and on weekends, my love for technology extends to annoying my husband with smart home upgrades as well as more useful stuff like volunteering for community-based organizations.

I am not actually a real developer, but I'm very good at pretending to be one on the internet.  Mostly I dabble. Every now and then I noodle on things too.

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