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CAST provides a single Docker image for Microsoft Windows (available in Docker hub) that includes the CAST AIP Components listed below. It has been implemented to facilitate CAST AIP deployment in a Microsoft Windows environment. The image is deployed via the CAST AIP Docker Installer (an interactive batch script) in a unique container 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.

AIP Console (front end) - including embedded CAST Dashboards

AIP Node (back end)

AIP Core (currently only for Management/Engineering - Dashboard)

CAST Extend Proxy



Docker Desktop


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

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.

RAM(tick)16GB RAM (minimum) for the Microsoft Windows machine: 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 below.
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 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.