Does WorkSpaces/EC2 Support Docker?


Is Docker supported on WorkSpaces/EC2?

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Most versions of Docker require nested virtualization to properly function. On Windows based instances, you cannot use Docker Desktop Editions/CE/ etc (this includes EC2 and WorkSpaces) normally. This is why EC2 offers container enabled instances. On linux instances (both EC2 and WorkSpaces), Docker can be used without nested virt, but performance will be subpar.

In general, customers should look to use container enabled instances and/or container services (ECS/EKS) to address their container needs. They can access/develop against them using standard tooling running on a WorkSpace or EC2 instance remotely.

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