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 3.10.0-327.18.2.vz7.14.25 <= kernel <= 3.10.0-327.28.2.vz7.17.5, you need to allow using "overlayfs" inside a Virtuozzo Container:

echo 1 > /proc/sys/fs/experimental_fs_enable

This was a temporary step, if you use kernel >= 3.10.0-327.28.2.vz7.17.6, overlayfs can be used inside a Container by default.


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