Linux News Today: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Brings Docker 1.10 with Fan Networking to Every Architecture
Canonical’s Dustin Kirkland informed the Ubuntu community about the availability of the Docker 1.10 Linux container engine for every supported architecture in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS launches next week, on April 21, 2016, and Canonical has started revealing many of its upcoming features. One of those, which may interest LXD users, is support for the Docker 1.10 Linux container engine on every Ubuntu architecture and the ability to run Docker inside LXD.
Therefore, after upgrading their systems to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on April 21 and after, users will find Ubuntu Docker binaries and images for the ARMHf, ARM64 (AArch64), i686 (32-bit), amd64 (64-bit), PPC64el (PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian), and s390x (IBM System z) hardware architectures.
In other words, you’ll be able to run Docker on various IoT (Internet of Things) devices powered by Raspberry Pi 2, on ARM servers (read: Cavium), on IBM POWER8 and OpenPOWER machine learning super servers, as well as the biggest IBM LinuxOne mainframes.
Announcing the general availability of Ubuntu Fan Networking
Dustin Kirkland, who is part of Canonical’s Ubuntu Product and Strategy team led by Mark Shuttleworth, also had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of Ubuntu Fan Networking, allowing users to connect all of their Docker containers that are spread across the network.
“That’s right. We just launched Ubuntu LXD containers, as well as Docker containers against every one of Ubuntu’s supported architectures. How’s that for Ubuntu everywhere!?!,” said Dustin Kirkland. “Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be one hell of a release.”
To enjoy Docker on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, you’ll need to run the “sudo apt install docker.io” command in the Terminal app (without quotes). The ubuntu-fan package that enables fan networking will be automatically installed. To get started, please see the examples in Mr. Kirkland latest blog post.