Install Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit from a Docker Image

This guide presents information on how to use a pre-built Docker image/create an image manually to install OpenVINO™ Runtime.

Supported host operating systems for the Docker Base image:

  • Linux

  • Windows (WSL2)

  • macOS (CPU exectuion only)

You can get started easily with pre-built and published docker images, which are available at:

You can use the available Dockerfiles on GitHub or generate a Dockerfile with your settings via DockerHub CI framework, which can generate a Dockerfile, build, test, and deploy an image using the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit. You can reuse available Dockerfiles, add your layer and customize the OpenVINO™ image to your needs. The Docker CI repository includes guides on how to get started with docker images and how to use OpenVINO™ Toolkit containers with GPU accelerators.

To start using Dockerfiles the following conditions must be met:

  • Linux OS or Windows (under Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2))

  • Installed docker engine or compatible container engine

  • Permissions to run containers (sudo or docker group membership)


OpenVINO’s Docker and Bare Metal distributions are identical, so the documentation applies to both.


OpenVINO development environment in a docker container is also available in the notebook repository. It can be implemented in OpenShift RedHat OpenData Science (RHODS).

More information about Docker CI for Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolset can be found here