· Jul 29, 2022

Installing Apps without Docker

I was wondering if someone could help me. I do not have docker available to me however a lot of the Open Exchange apps require it. Since I am using a Virtual Windows Machine I can not get docker installed, so I was wondering how to get around this? Someone at GS2022 suggested looking at the docker_compose.yml to figure out how to get around docker, but I am not sure I understand how to read it. 

Does someone have any quick solutions to get around docker compose? Or can tell me how to read a docker compose so that I can install some Open Exchange and or additional InterSystems components?



Product version: IRIS 2022.1
$ZV: IRIS for Windows (x86-64) 2022.1 (Build 209U) Tue May 31 2022 12:16:40 EDT
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Hi @Scott Roth !
from my ~260+ reviews, I can confirm to you that Docker provides just the vanilla platform for 
demonstration and prepares genal settings (eg.REST)  and shuffles demo data.
But in 98% of those cases, the effective code is installed by ZPM.  
And if ZPM is not installed there is one of those famous 1-liners to install it  (with enough privileges).

To me, docker-compose is just a comfortable way to mix up ports, and volumes, to integrate the container with the environment outside the container.
I'm rather sure our well known Docker Experts have a related cookbook ready for publishing
(there was just no contest to win a prize for it and make money)

The real info on what to copy where is mostly in Dockerfile., which is called by docker-compose.

docker-compose is just a wrapper around Docker. 

But anyway, I'm sure you can still use docker no matter what environment you have. As soon as you can run any virtual machine hypervisor, you can even use a separate machine from yours. Yeah, there are probably some limitations, but not sure if they are not solvable. I'm not a Windows user at all.

Since the beginning of the era of Docker, there was a way, named docker-machine, but I suppose it's not in development anymore.

There is a possibility to install client only on windows, and there was a way to connect it to any external docker server by setting environment variable DOCKER_HOST