The best way to try Docker Datacenter for yourself is to get the 30-day trial available at the Docker Store.
Once you get your trial license, you can install Docker Datacenter in your Linux servers.Make sure all the hosts you want to manage in with Docker Datacenter have a minimum of:
Also make sure the hosts are running one of these operating systems:
Install the commercially supported Docker Engine on all hosts you want to manage with Docker Datacenter.
Log in into each host using ssh, and install CS Docker Engine:
curl -SLf https://packages.docker.com/1.12/install.sh | sh
Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) allows managing from a centralized place your images, applications, networks, and other computing resources.
Use ssh to log in into the host where you want to install UCP and run:
docker run --rm -it --name ucp \ -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \ docker/ucp install \ --host-address <node-ip-address> \ --interactive
This runs the install command in interactive mode, so that you’re prompted for any necessary configuration values.
Now that UCP is installed, you need to license it. In your browser, navigate to the UCP web UI, login with your administrator credentials and upload your license.
Join more nodes so that you can manage them from UCP. Go to the UCP web UI, navigate to the Resources page, and go to the Nodes section.
Click the Add Node button to add a new node.
Check the ‘Add node as a manager’ option to join the node as a manager to provide replication and make UCP highly available. For a highly available installation, make sure you have 3, 5, or 7 manager nodes.
Copy the command to your clipboard, and run in on every node that you want to be managed by UCP. After you run the command in the node, the node will show up in the UP web UI.
Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) is a private image registry so that you can manage who has access to your Docker images. DTR needs to be installed on a node that is being managed by UCP.
Use ssh to log in into the host where you already installed UCP, and run:
docker run -it --rm \ docker/dtr install \ --ucp-node <node-hostname> \ --ucp-insecure-tls
--ucp-node is the hostname of the UCP node where you want to deploy
--ucp-insecure-tls tells the installer to trust the certificates used