Replicated and Docker EE

Recently, Docker split their installation into two different packages: Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. The enterprise edition of Docker does not include any additional features, but rather it is built to run on operating systems that are designed for enterprise use. The community edition of Docker continues to run on free, open source, popular distributions of Linux that are used everywhere.

On June 28, 2017, Docker released 17.06, which included (among many other updated) changes to the installation scripts. The updated Docker installation script now defaults to installing Docker Enterprise Edition on the following Linux distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Oracle Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

The updated installation scripts default to Docker Community Edition on other Linux distributions, including:

  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • CentOS
  • Amazon Linux

For more information about this split, refer to the Docker installation guide.

When running the Replicated easy install script, the default behavior is to automatically install Docker. Our install scripts only have the ability to install Docker CE and have been updated to install the community edition on all supported distributions.

Replicated fully supports Docker Enterprise Edition, but does not include a license to run it. To run Replicated on Docker EE, you can manually install Docker and then Replicated, using the procedure outlined in this knowledgebase article.

We are working with the Docker team to explore options to provide a good installation experience on the enterprise operating systems to acquire the necessary licenses.

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