“Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.” For additional information about Docker, please visit the Docker website.

Oracle has made it clear that the support for Docker in Oracle Linux 6 and 7 is limited at this time. Please refer to the Doc ID – 1921163.1: Limited Support for Docker Running on Oracle Linux Announced: Docker in Addons Channel Now

  • Oracle support is limited to the version of Docker built by and downloaded from Oracle. Support is not provided for the upstream binary packages downloaded from the upstream Docker site.
  • Oracle support for Docker is limited to customers with either Basic or Premier Oracle Linux Support Subscriptions.
  • Oracle only provides Docker server binary packages for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7 (x86_64).
  • Oracle support is limited to severity 2 service requests and lower. Severity 1 service requests will not be accepted for Docker.
  • Support is limited to assistance with the initial installation of Docker and subsequent configuration of Docker to enable downloading, creation and running of Dockerized applications.
  • Use of the btrfs storage engine is only supported on the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 on both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7.
  • Oracle Linux support does not include support for any Oracle or 3rd-party applications running within a Docker container on Oracle Linux.
  • Oracle will periodically release updates from the upstream project in the addons channel. Interim patching and bug fixing will not be available.