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Upgrade from WSL 1 to WSL 2 in Windows 10 to fix Docker

Okay – another one of the topics that I’m explaining probably more to myself than whoever’s reading this later. But that’s why I write this blog, so please bear with me. 🙂 Anyway, onto the actual issue at hand! I was configuring Docker on WSL on my Windows laptop for development purposes. That’s supposed to be easy – install WSL, install a distribution, install Docker, switch it to using WSL, fire up your WSL command prompt and run any Docker commands there (or deploy from…Continue reading Upgrade from WSL 1 to WSL 2 in Windows 10 to fix Docker

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How to solve Vmmem consuming ungodly amounts of RAM when running Docker on WSL?

This was another (luckily pretty shallow) rabbit hole down some corporate IT and weird default configurations by our favorite tech-daddy Microsoft. In the article, I will describe one possible reason for a process called Vmmem.exe consuming enough RAM to crash pretty much everything else running on your machine. But let’s take a step back first – what happened? Problem I was developing some Azure IoT Edge modules (as one does), when my dev laptop was starting to feel a bit sluggish. That’s nothing out of…Continue reading How to solve Vmmem consuming ungodly amounts of RAM when running Docker on WSL?