An option with Windows Containers is to run a container in Hyper-V Isolation Mode. This blog shows what happens when we do this.
A container is an instance of an image. The instance consists of the read-only layers of the image, with a unique copy-on-write layer, or sandbox. The writable layer is disposed of when we remove the container. So clearly we need to do something more to make data persist across instances. Docker provides two ways to do this.
This post is a building block for working with containers on Windows. I have covered elsewhere installing the Containers feature with Docker, and running containers with the Docker command line. We can't do much that is useful without building our own images. Doing this tells us a lot about what we can and cannot do with containers on Windows.
When you first set up Containers on Windows Server 2016, you would imagine there would be some kind of management console. But there is none. You have to work entirely from the command line. Portainer provides a management GUI that makes it easier to visualise what is going on.
If we create an instance of an image in interactive mode, and run a PowerShell console in it, then we can see inside the container.
A container is an instance of an image. When we "run" the image, a container is created. Let's see what happens when we do this.
The Containers feature on Windows Server 2016 runs applications in containers. A container is an instance of an OS image. Let's explore what an image is.
The Windows Server 2016 Containers feature enables Windows Server 2016 to run applications in "containers". Let's take a look at what this feature is.
As well as doing large scale IT infrastructure projects, I also support a few small businesses run by friends. In one of them, for over a decade, they have had a server on site. Now they don't. Everything is done in Azure.
Certifications sound like a great idea, and if I were in HR recruiting IT people, I could be forgiven for thinking that they tell me something important about a person's skills level. But I would be wrong.
Windows 10 S is the new edition of the client OS that is restricted to run only applications from the Windows Store. The advantage is that it is more stable and secure than an OS where the user can install software from anywhere. Microsoft has positioned the OS for the education market. But perhaps it has possibilities for the enterprise too.
Have you tried using OneNote recently? It is a free product from Microsoft, but it rarely gets a mention. Combined with OneDrive, it is a good tool for keeping track of different types of information related by topic.
You probably know that, until recently, the Microsoft license did not permit you to run a Windows Client OS on cloud infrastructure. This has now changed. The exact license terms are difficult to find, and the cases where the changes could make a difference are limited. Here is a summary.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a range of Windows 10 virtual desktops, called WorkSpaces. Let's see how they perform.
I have been doing a bit of work with data visualization recently, using Tableau. It got me thinking about the way we use data to produce information, and how that is changing.