This guide explains installing docker 1.8.x on CentOS 7

First fully update your machine, so that you get the latest version of all packages especially the Linux kernel. Run the below commands using either root or with sudo privilege.

# yum -y upgrade

Incase you got a new kernel in the above update just reboot the machine so that the new kernel becomes active.

At the time of writing this document the latest kernel version I have installed is 3.10.0-229.14.1.el7.x86_64.

Now to install Docker 1.8 from the Docker’s official repository we should add the yum repo configurations.For that create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/docker.repo and add the following content to it.

# file: /etc/yum.repos.d/docker.repo
name=Docker Inc Yum repository  

Now install docker. The package name is docker-engine. Please note installing docker-selinux is very important if you want docker and firewalld work without any issues. This is a bug in docker version 1.8.x

# yum -y install docker-engine docker-selinux

Now start and enable the Docker service.

# systemctl start docker.service
# systemctl enable docker.service

Now you are good to go. You can start using Docker