In this Oracle tutorial, we will learn how to install oracle on docker. The entire tutorial is divided into the following two parts:
- Install docker on windows
- Install Oracle on docker
How to Install Oracle on Docker
Docker is a containerization tool used to install a light version of any application. Docker is a part of DevOps (Development & Operations) which facilitates the installation of light images of software and operating systems.
With this developers are relieved from installing heavy software that they require for a few tasks only. Apart from that, docker keeps all the applications under one umbrella.
So whether you are a new programmer or professional, you can install docker which will further allow you to use other software & operating systems in less time & resource utilization.
Moving forward, we will learn how to install docker on windows. We highly recommend following each step carefully and in case of unexpected errors please write to us.
Install docker on windows
Docker is the need for today’s time as this allows you to install light images of software and operating systems that are easy to install and remove. The large community provides support to almost all the popular software of today’s time.
The steps shared in this section will take you to the installation and setting up of WSL2 and Linux-based OS (Ubuntu) followed by docker on Windows operating system.
Steps to install docker:
Step 1) Make sure the window is up to date
Step 2) Start PowerShell as Administrator
Step 3) type
wsl --install on Powershell
Step 4) Reboot the system, after reboot, it will take some time to fully complete the installation process once done provide the username and password.
Step 5) Next step is to enable the virtual machine platform. type the below-mentioned command in the PowerShell.
"dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /all /norestart"
Step 6) Download and install the WSL2 Linux Kernel update package
Step 7) Reboot windows, after reboot, you will see some activity happening on the Ubuntu terminal. Please wait for it to finish.
Step 8) Start PowerShell as administrator and run
wsl --set-default-version 2
Step 9) Download the docker from the Official Website.
Step 10) Run the installer and once the installation is complete reboot the device again.
Step 11) At first Docker may consume a lot of resources of your computer and it will take a few minutes. Open the tasks tray at the bottom right and wait for the docker icon to settle.
Once the docker ship logo stopped moving and it’s in white color that means docker is successfully installed and is in a working state.
In the next section of this tutorial, we will learn how to set up the image of oracle on the docker container.
Moving forward, we will learn to set up the oldest and most powerful database – Oracle on the docker container.
Set up Oracle image on docker
Oracle is the oldest and most powerful database software in today’s time. Due to its security features, it is used by most organizations to store and manage their data.
In this section, we will learn how to set up an oracle image on a docker container. The docker supports oracle database 12c as if now.
Steps to setup oracle image
Step 1) Click on the following link for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and you will be redirected to the docker hub page as shown in the below image.
Step 2) Click on the “Proceed to Checkout” button and fill in the required details. You may have to log in to the docker hub to proceed.
Step 3) Next step is all about oracle, here you will get the repository link that you can pull to install the oracle image in docker.
docker pull store/oracle/database-enterprise:22.214.171.124
Step 4) So far, version 126.96.36.199 is available for oracle. Once you pulled the image use the below command to run the image.
docker run -d -p 1521:1521 --name oracle store/oracle/database-enterprise:188.8.131.52
- -d is used to run the image in the background.
- -p is the port number
- –name is to assign a name for this connection. This name can be used later to refer this connection.
To stop the oracle in the docker container use docker stop with the name assigned to the connection. In our case, we have provided the name ‘Oracle’:
docker stop oracle
To start the oracle again in the docker container using the name provided assigned while running it for the first time. In our case, we have provided an oracle.
docker start oracle
If you are getting the below-mentioned error:
Error response from daemon: Ports are not available: listen tcp 0.0.0.0:1521: bind: Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted. Error: failed to start containers: oracle
Then go to services and stop these two oracle services:
With this, we have learned how to install oracle on the docker container. The entire tutorial was divided into the following two parts:
- Install docker on windows
- Install oracle on docker
Also, take a look at some tutorials on Oracle.
- Oracle get database name
- Oracle Add Row Number
- Oracle to_char Date Format
- How to create table in Oracle
- Oracle vs MySQL Database
- Oracle check database status
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