Using the appropriate package manager for your distro, update your software and install Docker:
# yum update
# yum install docker device-mapper-libs device-mapper-event-libs
# systemctl start docker.service
Enable the Docker server so that it will restart after a reboot:
# systemctl enable docker.service
Now you can test your install:
Note: Docker needs elevated privileges to work correctly. Figuring out the best way to reduce your attack surface is beyond the scope of this article, but it is a best practice to run containers as a limited user, not root. From this point on, assume that all docker commands are using sudo or an account with elevated priveleges.
# docker run hello-world
Assuming you didn’t see any errors, you are ready to install Docker Compose:
# sudo curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.17.1/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Note: Use the latest Compose release number (e.g., 1.17.1) in the download command.
The above command is an example, and it is probably out-of-date. To ensure you have the latest version, check the Docker Compose repository release page on GitHub.
Apply executable permissions to the binary:
# sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Test Docker Compose:
# docker-compose -v docker-compose version 1.17.1, build 6d101fb