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The CAST AIP Docker Installer is deprecated. This means that no further development, nor bug fixes will be provided for this component.


CAST provides Docker images for Microsoft Windows and Linux (available in Docker hub) that includes the CAST AIP Components listed below. It has been implemented to facilitate CAST AIP deployment. The images are deployed via the CAST AIP Docker Installer (an interactive batch script) in containers created by the installer and you can therefore install multiple CAST AIP containers in the Docker environment - for example to install multiple AIP Nodes on the same server within Docker.

Docker for Microsoft WindowsDocker for Linux

AIP Console (front end) - including embedded CAST Dashboards

AIP Node (back end)

Only AIP Console 1.x (2.x not available via CAST AIP Docker Installer).

AIP Console (front end) - including embedded CAST Dashboards

Only AIP Console 1.x (2.x not available via CAST AIP Docker Installer).

AIP Core (only for CAST Dashboards, not CAST Imaging)-

CAST Extend local server-


CAST Health / Engineering / Security Dashboards - in standalone mode. Available in ≥ 1.0.2. Provided as a separate install script in a separate container.


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)
  • Recommended versions of Linux:
    • all Linux distributions based on (or derived from) Red Hat

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. Note 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 images are hosted on, therefore the server on which you are performing the installation must have internet access to this URL.