Docker provides a convenient way to package entire applications into runnable containers. OTOH in the data center we use RPM packages to deliver software and configuration to our servers. This wrapper build a bridge between Docker appliances and Linux services by packaging a Docker image as a Linux service into an RPM package. The resulting Linux service can be simply used like any other Linux service, for example start the service with service schlomo start . See the GitHub repo at https://github.com/ImmobilienScout24/docker-service-rpm for code and more details and please let me know if you find this useful.