Getting Started


In this section you will install Docker.

If you already have the docker daemon installed on your machine you can skip this step.

Creating a Docker account

During this Hands-on lab you will work with many docker images, created by others. In order to be able to do that you need a docker account. If you already have one just continue with Installing Docker.


Installing Docker

Three native ways of installing docker are provided and described.

Because not all configurations can be predicted the following installs are provided:

This does not mean that these are the only ones supported by Docker, but the only ones provided out of the box by this Hands-on Lab.

Just go to the Link docker website to find the correct installer.


If you are unsure if you already have docker installed, you can check it by opening a terminal and running docker --version. If installed the response should be something like: Docker version 20.10.22, build 3a2c30b

Colima install 4 Mac


If you do not want to work with the docker desktop and want to use a more minimal setup, you can use teh opensource project Colima. Most everything in this Hands-on Lab should work with Colima as well, but is not tested. Proceed this way only if you have confidence in your Mac skills :-)

This does also circumvent the whole licensing issue with Docker Desktop.