Docker in Hyper-V Image

Using Docker in a Hyper-V image can be that easy – if you know how to do that. The use case is quite simple: imagine you have a company or private infrastructure that runs on a server. This server runs multiple instances of Windows (Server) where one instance is used for developing and another for testing. Now if the assignement is to create a Docker image that runs your application than you might have the same problems that I had – I didn’t work on a fast try. So here is the short and simple solution of a few hours of trying and searching.

Preferences Hyper-V Host

  1. Start Hyper-V-Manager
  2. Write down name of the image that should run Docker for Windows
  3. Download the following script
  4. Open powershell as Administrator
  5. Execute script
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File .\Enable-NestedVm.ps1 {Hyper-V-image-name-that-should-run-Docker}

-ExecutionPolicy Bypass: by default, no one is allowed to execute unsigned scripts, so bypass this setting. Just try it out without this parameter and you will see the response.
-File: the file to execute

Preferences Hyper-V Image

  1. Enable Windows Features
    + Containers
    + Hyper-V
  2. Download
  3. Install Docker
  4. Concratulation, you successfully installed Docker in a Hyper-V image!