9 Things That Will Help You Understand Windows Containers
What Is Windows Containers?
- Windows Containers Is a new Server Technology that allows us to run a clean Instance of Windows Server on the same Host.
- Windows Containers are not VMs because they share the kernel with the container host and all other containers running on it.
- Windows Containers keep a sandbox file that records all the changes that are made to the Base OS
- Windows Containers are deployed from a Container Image that can be downloaded using the Docker pull command
- Docker Is a Management tool that Microsoft licensed from Docker
- All Docker commands are case sensitive and they all use lower case
- Currently, Docker Is the most popular Containers Management Tool both for Linux and Windows
- A Container Host Is a Server that we run the Containers on, We can use all versions of Windows Server 2016 Including Nano Server to act as a Container Host
- There Is no GUI Interface on Windows Containers and we can only deploy Containers that are running Windows Nano Server or Windows Core 2016 version only
- You can access a container Using PowerShell Remote or other mean all management Is done using docker