When creating a VM with a Container Optimized Image, you can specify the Docker image to use to launch a Docker container.
This Docker image can be pulled from both the public Docker image registry and the Container Registry. If you access the Docker image via the Container Registry, the service account linked to the VM will be used. A Container Optimized Image in a Container Registry registry can be updated and changed according to new releases. In this case, the image on a VM isn't updated to the latest version automatically.
Examples of Docker image names for different registries:
- Docker Hub:
- Container Registry: