Docker Basics

Steve Anthony, Lehigh University


In this lab you will learn how to install Docker, find and download a container, connect and disconnect from that container, and attach networking and storage.

Steve Anthony, Lehigh University

Steve Anthony is the Systems Administrator for Lehigh University's Research Computing group, which provides High Performance Computing, storage, and related services to the University's faculty and students.

@conference {221956,
author = {Steve Anthony},
title = {Docker Basics},
year = {2018},
address = {Nashville, TN},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct
Who should attend: 

Anyone who's tired of hearing about Docker and wants a basic introduction to what it is.

Take back to work: 

Basic skills required to understand how to interact with Docker.

Topics include: 


  • Familiarity with Linux and working from a command line environment.
  • Familiarity with VirtualBox helpful, but not required.
  • A computer able to run a virtual machine with 512MB of RAM and 1 core. You will need to install VirtualBox version 4.3+ if you don't already have it.