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Host Operating System(tick)

Microsoft Windows

See the Docker Desktop for Windows system requirements:

  • To run Docker in a virtual machine, the Operating System must be running Windows Server 2019 with the latest updates applied.
  • Installations of Windows Server using only Server Core (i.e. without a GUI) are not supported.


  • Ubuntu Server (16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS)
  • CentOS (7 or 8)

See also:



Microsoft Windows

Docker Desktop for Windows - latest version recommended, or one that provides:


  • Docker Engine ≥ 18.0
  • docker-compose ≥ 3.0
  • curl (optional) - to download the extension containing the start script from CAST Extend.
  • netstat (optional) - the installer uses this tool to check if the requested port for the installed components is free. This tool is not present by default in all Linux distributions. If the tool is not present, a message is displayed during the installation and you should ensure that your chosen port is indeed unused since the installer will not have been able to check this. This is especially true when installing additional containers by re-running the script - if you choose the same port numbers, the container will not be able to start.


16GB RAM (minimum) for the host server.  4GB RAM is granted by default by the CAST AIP Docker Installer to the Docker container running the image - see RAM allocated to the container belowNote that by default, a container has no resource constraints and can use as much of a given resource as the host’s kernel scheduler allows. Please consult for more information.

Storage(tick)25GB (minimum) free storage: SSD with SATA interface recommended. An installation of all components is currently approximately 14GB - however, if your data resides within the Docker container, then you will need additional storage.
CAST Storage Service / PostgreSQL instance(tick)

The Docker image does not contain a CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance for the analysis data, therefore if you are installing the AIP Node/AIP Core image (Docker for Windows only) you must install an instance on the current server (if the server is powerful enough) or on a dedicated server (recommended). The server on which Docker Desktop is installed and more specifically the container in which AIP Core/AIP Node is deployed, must be able to connect to this CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance. Make sure that the configuration file pg_hba.conf in your CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance is correctly configured to meet this requirement.

Access to Docker Hub(tick)The Docker image is hosted on, therefore the server on which you are performing the installation must have internet access to this URL.