NAV and Business Central Docker images moved to Microsoft Container Registry…

If you are using public Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on Docker, this blog post contains important information.

First of all, I am sorry that I didn’t publish this blog post earlier. It was written 2 months ago and I actually thought that I published it, but apparently not. It was still in my list of draft blog posts:-( So – I wrapped it up – and here you are…

Docker hub

If you have been using public Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central Docker images, you will know that they have been published to Docker hub on microsoft/dynamics-nav and microsoft/bcsandbox. You will probably also have seen blog posts or other information describing that images are moving to the Microsoft Container Registry for better performance and better security.

We are currently not publishing images to Docker hub and we will likely remove the existing repositories. The latest images on Docker hub are from April 16th and is Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 CU16.

Microsoft Container Registry

As of May 1st 2019, all new public images will only be available on the Microsoft Container registry – mcr.microsoft.com.

Dynamics 365 Business Central On Premises Containers

The new address for Dynamics 365 Business Central on Premises containers is:

mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/onprem:<tag>

where <tag> describes the version you need and is composed of:

<version>-<cu>-<country>-<platform>

or

<appversion>-<country>-<platform>

where

<version> is

  • 1810 for the first version of Business Central on Premises shipped October 2018
  • 1904 for the second version of Business Central on Premises, shipped April 2019
  • latest for the latest version, which at this time is 1904 (default)

<cu> is

  • rtm for the initial version
  • cu1 for cumulative update 1
  • latest for the latest cumulative update (default)

<country> is the localization you want

  • dk for Denmark
  • de for Germany
  • na for North America
  • w1 for international (default)

<platform> is

  • ltsc2016 for Windows Server Core 2016 based image (default)
  • ltsc2019 for Windows Server Core 2019 based image

<appversion> is the application version number composed of 4 numbers (Major, Minor, Build and Release)

Examples

  • mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/onprem:1810-cu5-dk-ltsc2019
    • Danish cu5 of Dynamics 365 Business Central fall 2018 release for Server 2019
  • mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/onprem:1904-rtm-ltsc2016
    • Spring 2019 Dynamics 365 Business Central w1 for server 2016
  • mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/onprem:ltsc2019
    • latest Dynamics 365 Business Central on Premises w1 for Server 2019
  • mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/onprem
    • latest Dynamics 365 Business Central on Premises w1 for Server 2016
  • mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/onprem:14.0.29537.0-dk-ltsc2019
    • Danish Dynamics 365 Business Central version 14.0.29537.0 (spring 2019) for Server 2019

Dynamics 365 Business Central Sandbox Containers

The address of containers for Dynamics 365 Business Central Sandbox is:

mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/sandbox:<tag>

where <tag> describes the version you need and is composed of:

<update>-<country>-<platform>

or

<appversion>-<country>-<platform>

where

<update> is

  • update25 for the April 2019 update
  • update26 for the May 2019 update
  • latest for the latest update i.e. current version online (default)

<country> is

  • dk for Denmark
  • ca for Canada
  • us for United States
  • w1 for international (default)

<platform> is

  • ltsc2016 for Windows Server Core 2016 based image (default)
  • ltsc2019 for Windows Server Core 2019 based image

<appversion> is the application version number composed of 4 numbers (Major, Minor, Build and Release)

Examples

  • mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/sandbox:ltsc2019
    • latest Dynamics 365 Business Central Sandbox container for server 2019
  • mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/sandbox
    • latest Dynamics 365 Business Central Sandbox container for server 2016
  • mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/sandbox:dk-ltsc2016
    • Latest danish Dynamics 365 Business Central Sandbox container for server 2016

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Containers

The new address for Microsoft Dynamics NAV containers is:

mcr.microsoft.com/dynamicsnav:<tag>

Note: dynamicsnav is without a hyphen on mcr

where <tag> describes the version you need and is composed of:

<version>-<cu>-<country>-<platform>

or

<appversion>-<country>-<platform>

where

<version> is

  • 2016 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • 2017 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017
  • 2018 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018
  • latest refers to the latest version, which is 2018 (default)

<cu> is

  • rtm for the initial version
  • cu1 for cumulative update 1
  • latest for the latest cumulative update (default)

<country> is the localization you want

  • dk for Denmark
  • de for Germany
  • na for North America
  • w1 for international (default)

<platform> is

  • ltsc2016 for Windows Server Core 2016 based image (default)
  • ltsc2019 for Windows Server Core 2019 based image

<appversion> is the application version number composed of 4 numbers (Major, Minor, Build and Release)

Examples

  • mcr.microsoft.com/dynamicsnav:2017-cu5-dk-ltsc2019
    • Danish cu5 of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 for server 2019
  • mcr.microsoft.com/dynamicsnav
    • Latest Microsoft Dynamics NAV w1 for server 2016
  • mcr.microsoft.com/dynamicsnav:ltsc2019
    • Latest Microsoft Dynamics NAV w1 for server 2019
  • mcr.microsoft.com/dynamicsnav:11.0.33812.0-dk-ltsc2019
    • Danish Microsoft Dynamics NAV version 11.0.33812.0 (NAV 2018 cu19) for server 2019

 

I hope this is helpful

 

Freddy Kristiansen
Technical Evangelist

12 thoughts on “NAV and Business Central Docker images moved to Microsoft Container Registry…

  1. Thanks, Freddy. As always, it is helpful.

    Just wanted to let you know about a typo or copy and paste issue:

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV Containers
    The new address for Dynamics 365 Business Central on Premises containers is:

    You want to probably change the first part of the sentence under the “Microsoft Dynamics NAV Containers” heading to:
    The new address for Microsoft Dynamics NAV containers is:

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  2. Thanks for all your Work, Freddy.

    You posted this link in another blog entry: https://aka.ms/getnav
    This Azure template doesn’t work with these containers. I tried: mcr.microsoft.com/dynamicsnav:2018-cu5-at-ltsc2019

    The setup fails because the container seems to be older than 90 days.
    Is it possible to ignore this check? Sometimes I/we have to work with old containers. Therefore it would be nice to skip this check.

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  5. I am having an issue with BC docker images that I am hoping I could get some help.
    On my server I have several images pulled already, like 30 of them. When I pull the following image in my Pipeline script and right away create a container, it creates the container but from another image that was pull before not the one that my script has just pulled!

    I don’t know why this is happening! If I don’t have any image pulled (if I prune them), then it creates from the one that I just pull. Here how my script would look like where the imgeName along with the other variables are parameters that I pass on my Pipeline:

    $imageName = ‘bcinsider.azurecr.io/bcsandbox-master:us’
    docker pull $imageName
    New-NavContainer -accept_eula: $true `
    -doNotCheckHealth `
    -updateHosts `
    -containerName bcmaster `
    -imageName $imageName `
    -alwaysPull:$true `
    -auth “UserPassword” `
    -Credential $credential `
    -licenseFile $license `
    -doNotUseRuntimePackages

    Here is what I see in Pipeline log and as you may see ti creates with Version and Platform 15.X where is it should be 17.X today

    Status: Downloaded newer image for bcinsider.azurecr.io/bcsandbox:us

    bcinsider.azurecr.io/bcsandbox:us

    Creating container mytest

    NavContainerHelper is version 0.7.0.3

    NavContainerHelper is running as administrator

    Host is Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter – ltsc2016

    Docker Client Version is 19.03.5

    Docker Server Version is 19.03.5

    Removing C:\ProgramData\NavContainerHelper\Extensions\mytest

    Using image bcinsider.azurecr.io/bcsandbox:us-ltsc2016

    Disabling Health Check (always report healthy)

    Creating Container mytest

    Version: 15.5.41898.0-us

    Style: sandbox

    Platform: 15.0.41893.0

    Generic Tag: 0.0.9.99

    Container OS Version: 10.0.14393.3443 (ltsc2016)

    Host OS Version: 10.0.14393.2906 (ltsc2016)

    WARNING: The container operating system matches the host operating system, but the revision is different.

    If you encounter issues, you might want to specify -isolation hyperv

    Using locale en-US

    Using process isolation

    Disabling the standard eventlog dump to container log every 2 seconds (use -dumpEventLog to enable)

    Using license file C:\License\D365BC16.flf

    Files in C:\ProgramData\NavContainerHelper\Extensions\mytest\my:

    – AdditionalOutput.ps1

    – license.flf

    – MainLoop.ps1

    – SetupVariables.ps1

    – updatehosts.ps1

    Creating container mytest from image bcinsider.azurecr.io/bcsandbox:us-ltsc2016

    84ba0d07e1c400a90672ed7e1a981f8ad17e89530a72aa2b35c9cb09b26f2fbe

    Waiting for container mytest to be ready

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