Does Red Hat provide docker for RHEL 6?

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x


  • Need to know if docker can be used on a RHEL 6.x system?
  • Is docker supported on RHEL 6.x systems?


The version of docker that is maintained and supported by Red Hat is only available on RHEL 7 and above.

Root Cause

Many of the docker project's features are tied to capabilities in the RHEL 7 kernel as well as various infrastructure component updates like devicemapper for thin provisioning, direct LVM, sVirt and systemd.

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