[dba-Tech] Running Docker Windows and Linux Containers Simultaneously

John Colby jwcolby at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 10:52:19 CST 2019

I run Unraid on an AMD Ryzen 2600 with 32 gigs ram.  In a few months I 
fully expect to buy a 16 core 32 thread Ryzen 3700 to replace the 2600.  
Unraid currently has about 6 tb, with about 4 tb of that used by my 
video and music collection.  I have a 1tb NVME SSD unassigned, which I 
use to host my VMs and docker containers, and a 240gb SSD unassigned for 
use with my Windows VM.

I have a Windows 10 pro VM which currently sports 3 cores / 6 threads 
and 8 gb RAM.  I have passed through my AMD RX580 GPU as well as a 240gb 
SSD, keyboard and mouse.  I use this as a Python development machine, 
with TeamViewer running so that I can remote in from my laptop when I am 
away from my house.  Eventually I will be doing machine learning / AI on 
this machine using the passed through graphics card (maybe?) and python.

I have a Linux Mint VM sporting 2 cores / 4 threads and 8 gb ram.  It 
also runs TeamViewer.  I just use this machine to learn about Linux / Mint.

The remaining core and memory is left to Unraid.

I have a Plex Media Server DOCKER serving up my extensive video and 
music collection.

I have a MySQL Docker for learning MySQL.  I use SQLite on the Windows 
VM with Python for most quick and dirty database things as I learn 
Python.  BTW Python really rocks!  The more I use it, the more I learn 
about it, the better I like it.

Unraid is a bit of a stretch particularly for a non-Linux guy like 
myself.  However it has a good active community and some really good 
youtube videos for getting some things set up.  It provides quite a 
powerful and relatively easy to set up system for doing the VM / Docker 

On 1/28/2019 3:10 AM, Jim Lawrence wrote:
> So you have a hankering to run Windows (10) and Linux (Ubuntu 18.*) simultaneously
> https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/premier_developer/2018/04/20/running-docker-windows-and-linux-containers-simultaneously/
> http://bit.ly/2HxNruQ
> Add and drop containers as you see fit and extend functionality by enhancing a container for a specific purpose...then being able to roll out containers super fast.
> If you want to look into the structure of a Ubuntu 18.04 container learn how to add and delete features check out the following:
> https://github.com/tianon/docker-brew-ubuntu-core/blob/b89c640e493edc0fb93cb2facd951f0ad6c4d00c/bionic/Dockerfile
> http://bit.ly/2FU6DkW
> When a container becomes stale or specific sets of functionality is needs just run up the rebuilt. The Ubuntu container can be as small of 10MB.
> Jim
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