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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.8

Docker Machine
Docker Machine Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Docker Machine lets users install Docker Engine on virtual hosts, and manage the hosts with docker-machine commands. A user can use Docker Machine to create Docker hosts on local Mac or Windows box, company network, data center, or on cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or DigitalOcean.

Using docker-machine commands, a user can start, inspect, stop, and restart a managed host, upgrade the Docker client and daemon, and configure a Docker client to talk to the host.

Docker Machine was the only way to run Docker on Mac or Windows previous to Docker v1.12. Docker Machine is replaced by Docker Desktop for Mac and Docker Desktop for Windows after Docker v1.12.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.1
Decision Date: 01/14/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Docker, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/14/2020).