Does Amazon Workspace support docker on Windows 10 ?


I have an Amazon workspace on which I'm trying to Docker Desktop for windows. Installation is successful, But can't run the hello-world container in my docker.

Here is the error I'm getting.

docker: Error response from daemon: hcsshim::CreateComputeSystem c0123bb1fafc4e6706afb240dcf173c531976eaaaef75c57edb7c55f929471a7: The virtual machine could not be started because a required feature is not installed.

Please assist !

asked 4 years ago2192 views
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Unfortunately Nested virtualization (including the use of Docker) is not supported on Amazon WorkSpaces for Windows or Linux. This is mentioned in our AWS documentation here [1]

That being said, I would encourage you to have a look into Amazon ECS if your use case allows it, which is a highly scalable, high-performance container orchestration service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run and scale containerized applications on AWS. For more information on this, refer to [2].


[1] Troubleshooting Amazon WorkSpaces Issues - I'm having trouble using Docker with Amazon WorkSpaces -

[2] Amazon ECS:

answered 4 years ago

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