Product and tool manuals

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The Docker platform is comprised of a family of tools and products. After learning the general principles of the Docker workflow under Guides, you can find the documentation for these tools and products here.

Supported platforms

Docker CE and EE are available on multiple platforms, on cloud and on-premises. Use the following tables to choose the best installation path for you.


Platform Docker CE x86_64 Docker CE ARM Docker EE
Docker for Mac (macOS) yes    
Docker for Windows (Microsoft Windows 10) yes    


Platform Docker CE x86_64 Docker CE ARM Docker EE
Amazon Web Services yes   yes
Microsoft Azure yes   yes

See also Docker Cloud for setup instructions for Digital Ocean, Packet, SoftLayer, or Bring Your Own Cloud.


Platform Docker CE x86_64 Docker CE ARM Docker CE IBM Z (s390x) Docker EE x86_64 Docker EE IBM Z (s390x)
CentOS yes     yes  
Debian yes yes      
Fedora yes        
Microsoft Windows Server 2016       yes  
Oracle Linux       yes  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux       yes yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server       yes yes
Ubuntu yes yes yes yes yes

Note: Support for IBM Z on Docker EE is limited to Docker EE Basic, or to worker nodes in Docker EE Standard and Docker EE Advanced. IBM Z nodes cannot function as UCP managers on Docker EE.


Free downloadables that help your device use Docker containers.

Tool Description
Docker Compose Enables you to define, build, and run multi-container applications
Docker Machine Enables you to provision and manage Dockerized hosts
Docker Notary Allows the signing of container images to enable Docker Content Trust
Docker Registry The software that powers Docker Hub and Docker Store, Registry stores and distributes container images


Commercial Docker products that turn your container-based solution into a production-ready application.

Product Description
Docker Cloud Manages multi-container applications and host resources running on a cloud provider (such as Amazon Web Services)
Universal Control Plane (UCP) Manages your Docker swarm on-premise, or on the cloud
Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) Securely stores and scans your Docker images
Docker Store Public, Docker-hosted registry that distributes free and paid images from various publishers

Superseded products and tools

  • Docker Hub - Superseded by Docker Store and Docker Cloud
  • Docker Swarm - Functionality folded directly into native Docker, no longer a standalone tool
  • Docker Toolbox - Superseded by Docker for Mac and Windows