For ones, who want to build and run Docker containers on Ubuntu-18.04 – first of all it is required to install Docker itself.
To install the latest version of Docker and to be able to upgrade it easily in future – it is recommended to install Docker from the official repository.
In this guide i will show how to install free Docker CE (Community Edition) on Ubuntu-18.04 from the stable official repository, how to verify that it is installed correctly and will show the common post-installation steps to perform.
Requirements: To install Docker on Ubuntu-18.04 – you must have 64-bit architecture and Linux kernel version 3.10 or higher. You can check if your system matches the requirements with the
uname -r commands.
Install Docker on Ubuntu-18.04
Add Docker’s official GPG key:
$ curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
Verify that the key fingerprint is
9DC8 5822 9FC7 DD38 854A E2D8 8D81 803C 0EBF CD88:
$ sudo apt-key fingerprint 0EBFCD88 2>/dev/null | grep 9DC8
Set up the stable Docker’s repository:
$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) stable"
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install docker-ce
$ sudo systemctl start docker
Verify that Docker is installed correctly by running the
$ sudo docker run hello-world
Cool Tip: Docker successfully installed! It’s time to run first container! Read More →
Post-Installation StepsOnce Docker is installed, there are few more things left to do.
First of all it is required to configure Docker daemon to start automatically at system boot.
Run the following command to add Docker to autostart:
$ sudo systemctl enable docker
And secondly, add your user to the
docker group to get rid of the need of typing
sudo each time you run the
$ sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
Info: Log out and log back to complete the group assignment.
To verify that you can run
$ docker run hello-world