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.


Free downloadables that help your device use Docker containers.

Docker for MacDocker desktop solution that includes everything a developer needs to create and test applications on a Mac
Docker for WindowsDocker desktop solution that includes everything a developer needs to create and test applications on a Windows system
Docker for LinuxInstallation guides for running Docker on all supported Linux distros.
Docker ComposeEnables you to define, build, and run multi-container applications
Docker MachineEnables you to provision and manage Dockerized hosts.
Docker NotaryAllows the signing of container images to enable Docker Content Trust
Docker RegistryThe 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.

Docker CloudManages multi-container applications and host resources running on a cloud provider (such as Amazon Web Services)
Universal Control Plane (UCP)Manages multi-container applications on a custom host installation (on-premise, on a cloud provider)
Docker Trusted Registry (DTR)Runs a private repository of container images and makes them available to a UCP instance
Docker StorePublic, Docker-hosted registry that distributes free and paid images from various publishers
CS Docker EngineThe commercially-supported version of Docker that excludes experimental features and includes customer support

Superseded products and tools

  • Docker Hub - Superseded by Docker Store and Docker Cloud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  • Docker Toolbox - Superseded by Docker for Mac and Windows