Mac OS Guide

Desktop Hypervisor

Using a desktop hypervisor such as VirtualBox, VMware, or Parallels allows better functionality and more advanced control. This enables choosing the Operating System (OS) to use as a docker host by running a Virtual Machine (VM) within the desired desktop hypervisor of choice. This option requires installation of the desktop hypervisor, deploying a VM or OVA template, and installing Docker on the deployed VM’s OS.

Links for installing desktop hypervisors on macOS are as follows:

VirtualBox (free)
VMware Fusion
Parallels Desktop
Guides to deploy an Ubuntu VM can be found in the references below:


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