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IBM does not plan to implement Docker on IBM i in the near term. Many existing Docker applications are Linux applications (and some are now Windows applications). This would include ASP.NET Core, which would still not be supported if we allowed Docker-level container technologies on IBM i. IBM i applications wanting complete isolation have benefited from LPAR deployments and other virtualization technologies.
While .NET core is not in the works, a community effort is underway to bring .NET technology by way of the Mono project. More information can be found at https://github.com/MonoOni/
The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. Although this RFE was submitted as Low priority, and the other Docker RFE, which was submitted as High, has been closed as a Duplicate, we also believe it is High priority. Please be sure to review the comments on the associated RFE for further clarity on use cases.
Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac
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Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager
I understand this is a prerequisite for Verse on Prem on Power i.
My understanding is that Docker is required for Verse on prem. As a Domino on i customer, this is required for us to continue to use IBM for collaboration.
Also the other way around would be nice. Running IBMi as an image on "Docker on power"
I agree with that incl. the .Net Core Topic!
If you want to create Microservices on IBM i you should also take a look on IceBreak. With IceBreak you can create very fast Web- and Microservices build in RPG, Cobol and any other ILE language.