Clear Filters
Clear Filters

How do I install Docker on WSL2?

49 views (last 30 days)
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)?

Accepted Answer

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
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
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${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] \${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
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')
  1 Comment
Jeremy Huard
Jeremy Huard on 23 Nov 2022
@Mohamad The creation of microservices on Windows is only supported since R2022b. R2022a only supports Linux:

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (0)


Find more on Introduction to Installation and Licensing in Help Center and File Exchange


No tags entered yet.

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!