Installing Docker prerequisites on Windows with WSL2

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This document describes the prerequisites for installing Spryker in Docker on Windows.

System requirements for installing Spryker with Docker

Review the system and software requirements in the table.

Windows 10 or 11 (64bit) Pro, Enterprise, or Education (1607 Anniversary Update, Build 14393 or later).
BIOS Virtualization Enabled Typically, virtualization is enabled by default. Note that having the virtualization enabled is different from having Hyper-V enabled. This setting can be checked in the Task Manager > Performance tab. For more details, see Virtualization must be enabled.
CPU SLAT-capable feature Enabled SLAT is CPU related feature. It is called Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI).
Docker 18.09.1 or higher
Docker Compose 2.0 or higher
RAM 4GB or more
Swap 2GB or more

Installing and configuring the required software with WSL2

WSL1 and WSL2

If you cannot use WSL2, you can install and configure the required software with WSL1. Since WSL1 is outdated, you may get multiple issues with its configuration. We recommend using WSL2 if possible.

When running commands described in this document, use absolute paths. For example: mkdir /d/spryker && cd $_ or mkdir /c/Users/spryker && cd $_.

Follow the steps below to install and configure the required software with WSL2:

  1. Enable WSL2 and install Docker Desktop.

  2. In the General tab of the Docker Desktop settings, select Expose daemon on tcp://localhost:2375 without TLS.

  3. To save the settings, select Apply & Restart.

  4. Install Ubuntu 20.04.

  5. Run Ubuntu and update it:

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
  1. Exit Ubuntu and restart Windows.

You’ve installed and configured the required software.

Next steps

See Choosing an installation mode to choose an installation mode. If you’ve already selected an installation mode, follow one of the guides below: