Docker inside CT vz7

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Since Virtuozzo 7 kernel 3.10.0-327.18.2.vz7.14.7 it is possible to run Docker inside containers.

Please be aware that this feature is experimental and is not supported in production! We plan to make it production in the upcoming updates.

This page is applicable for Virtuozzo 7 (for Virtuozzo 6 see here).


  • Kernel 3.10.0-327.18.2.vz7.14.7 or later version
  • Kernel modules veth and overlay loaded on host

To enable veth and overlay modules please run:

modprobe veth
modprobe overlay 

Note: if you use kernel >= 3.10.0-327.18.2.vz7.14.25, you need to allow using "overlayfs" inside a Virtuozzo Container:

echo 1 > /proc/sys/fs/experimental_fs_enable

This is a temporary step, it will be dropped once overlayfs is proved to be absolutely safe to run in any vz7 Container.


Container tuning

  • Turn on bridge feature to allow docker creating bridged network inside container:
prlctl set $veid --features bridge:on
  • Allow all iptables modules to be used in containers:
prlctl set $veid --netfilter=full

Docker install

To install docker inside container please use Docker Installation Guide for your OS