How-To: Bring Your Own Container Image to the Analytics Enclave

Table of Contents

  • Prerequisites
  • Instructions
  • References


This document demonstrates how to import a container image into the Enclave environment using a Linux Virtual Desktop. These instructions DO NOT apply to Enclave Windows Virtual Desktops.



The docker and podman commands can be used interchangeably.

Step 1 - Save container images to a tar archive

In order to bring a container image to the Enclave, it must be saved as a tar archive so it can be easily transferred.

  docker save busybox > busybox.tar

See Docker Docs - docker save

Step 2 - Transfer container image to your Enclave desktop

This KB article explains the process

Step 3 - Import container image

Once transferred to your Enclave Desktop (VDI), import it like so.

 cat docker_image.tar | docker import - <container_name>:<version>

See Docker Docs - docker import

Step 4 - Log in to registry using your company credentials

Sign in to Execute this command from VDI

 Log in
 docker login

Step 5 - Tag container image

Replace container <image_id> and <image_name> accordingly.

 docker tag <image_id><image_name>:<image_tag>

<image_tag> can be "latest" or a version number such as "v1" etc.

See Docker Docs - docker image tag

Step 6 - Push container image to registry

This step uploads the image from your VDI to the Enclave container registry.

 docker push<image_name>:latest

Notice the registry host and repository under which container image will reside.

See Docker Docs - docker push

Step 6 - Validate upload was successful

Browse repository to validate your container image was uploaded successfully.


Go to KB0040512 in the IS Service Desk