Once you have installed Docker Toolbox, shortcut for Docker Quickstart Terminal would be created in the Start menu and Desktop.

Double click on the short cut to open Docker Terminal.

Docker Terminal

Docker Terminal

When you open Docker Terminal for the first time after Docker Toolbox installation, you may be prompted to give permission to create some components required for VirtualBox.

You can run docker commands in this terminal.

Let us try running hello-world application using the following command.

$ docker run hello-world
Docker Terminal - Run Command

From the message echoed by Docker, we could observe that it has done some activities in the background to start hello-world application in Docker.

  1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon.
  2. The Docker daemon pulled the “hello-world” image from the Docker Hub. (amd64)
  3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the executable that produces the output you are currently reading.
  4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it to your terminal.