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Chapter 5 Docker Registry

A Docker registry is a store of Docker images. A Docker image is a read-only template, which is used to create a Docker container. A Docker registry is used to store Docker images, which are used to deploy containers as required.

The default Docker registry is hosted at Oracle hosts its own Docker registry for Oracle software that requires users to accept Oracle Standard Terms and Restrictions prior to deployment. This registry is located at

Enterprise environments may consider setting up a local Docker registry. This provides the opportunity to convert customized containers into images that can be committed into a local registry, to be used for future container deployment, reducing the amount of customized configuration that may need to be performed for mass deployments. A local registry can also cache and host images pulled from an upstream registry. This can reduce network overhead and latency when deploying matching containers across a spread of local systems.