Docker EE is docker for the enterprise. It is a suite of products.


  • DTR - secure on-premise Registry
  • Docker Universal Control Plane - Enterprise-grade Operation UI
  • Docker EE - certified container engine
  • Certified OS/Cloud platform - Certified infrastructure

Docker EE

  • two version

    • CE
    • EE - quarterly release with time-based versioning scheme like 18.06.x-ee
  • installation
sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine docker-ce


curl -fsSL "${DOCKER_EE_URL}/ubuntu/gpg" | sudo apt-key add -

sudo add-apt-repository \
   "deb [arch=amd64] $DOCKER_EE_URL/ubuntu \
   $(lsb_release -cs) \

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y \
    apt-transport-https \
    ca-certificates \
    curl \
    software-properties-common \

Docker Universal Control Plane

backup swarm

  1. stop docker on a manager
  2. copy /var/lib/docker/swarm
  3. restart docker
  service docker restart

UCP backup

  docker container run --log-driver none --rm 0i --name ucp -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock docker/ucp:2.2.5 backup --interactive --passphrase "" > ucp.bkp

UCP Recover

  1. stop docker
  2. delete existing swarm config
rm -r /var/lib/docker/swarm
  1. restore swarm config
  2. init docker
  docker swarm init --force-new-cluster
  1. restore UCP
 docker container run --rm -i --name ucp -v /var/lib/docker.sock:/var/lib/docker.sock docker/ucp:2.2.5 restore --passphrase ""<ucp.bkp

Docker Trusted Registry

Enterprise-grade features

Role-based access control

  • grant

    • Subject - one or more users/team
    • role - a set of permissions
    • collection - the resources the permissions apply to

Active Directory Integration

Docker Content Trust

Configuring/Using Docker Trusted Regristry

Image Promotions

  • build policy-based automated pipelines to promote images through a set of repositories in DTR

    HTTP Routing Mesh

  • layer-7 routing
  • allow multiple swarm services to be published on the same swarm-wide port, with ingress traffic being routed to the right service based on hostname data stored in the HTTP header.