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I am trying to create microservice Docker images on a Windows machine. How do I install and use Docker using Windows Subsystem for Linux v2 (WSL2)?
 

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 18 Apr 2023
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 19 Apr 2023
To use Docker with WSL2, you must first install WSL2 using the instructions on https://learn.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/install.
After installation, start a new WSL2 session and configure a non-root user account with sudo access, then complete the following steps. The instructions assume you are using an Ubuntu or Debian distribution. For other Linux distributions, see https://docs.docker.com/engine/install/.
Update software packages.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Install Docker dependencies.
sudo apt install --no-install-recommends apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl gnupg2
Switch the firewall to legacy iptables.
update-alternatives --set iptables /usr/sbin/iptables-legacy
Download the Docker OpenPGP signing key for your distribution.
. /etc/os-release
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/${ID}/gpg | gpg --dearmor \| sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg
Add the Docker package repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.d.
echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] \https://download.docker.com/linux/${ID} ${VERSION_CODENAME} stable" \
| sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list
Install Docker.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
Add the current user to the docker group.
sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
Then, restart the WSL2 session and launch dockerd.
sudo dockerd
In a MATLAB command window, confirm that MATLAB detects your Docker installation.
[~,msg] = system('docker version')
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Jeremy Huard
Jeremy Huard on 23 Nov 2022
@Mohamad The creation of microservices on Windows is only supported since R2022b. R2022a only supports Linux: https://www.mathworks.com/help/compiler_sdk/release-notes.html

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