Docker and Business Central

Over the last few months, there has been quite a few blog posts and discussions on social media based on blogs posts from Docker, Microsoft and Mirantis indicating new pricing structure. In this blog post I will try to make the options for running Business Central on Docker clear.

The two major products used for running Business Central containers are Docker Desktop and Mirantis Container Runtime (formerly known as Docker Engine – Enterprise). Both products include Docker Engine and adds a number of additional components and features which might be relevant for you. Docker Engine can however also be installed alone and is sufficient for running BcContainerHelper and the Business Central Generic image.

This blog post will NOT just tell you how to install Docker Engine, as that might not be the right option for you. Instead, I will walk through the different options you have and you will have to decide on what is best for you.

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