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The simpler way to install Docker CE on Amazon Linux 2

The simpler way to install Docker CE on Amazon Linux 2

Containerization on AWS EC2

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Jonathan Reis
·Aug 19, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • Installing Docker CE
  • Installing Docker Compose

To start our series of posts, with the main objective of knowledge sharing, I'll explain the simpler way to install Docker CE and Docker Compose within an EC2 instance.

Since the second version of Amazon Linux AMI, AWS has changed the way of installing some OS packages, for that, we won't use the default package manager yum. For more details, take a look at the release notes.

Installing Docker CE

sudo amazon-linux-extras install docker
sudo service docker start
sudo usermod -a -G docker ec2-user

Enabling Docker service to automatic start at boot.

sudo chkconfig docker on

Installing some extra packages, git and netcat (nc).

sudo yum install -y git nc

Installing Docker Compose

Download the latest version, directly from GitHub.

sudo curl -L$(uname -s)-$(uname -m) -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Change the file permissions, to make it executable.

sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Check the Docker Compose version.

docker-compose version
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