If you need to enable the remote API on an Ubuntu 14.04 based system for Docker, you need to do the following, edit the file located at:
and just under the line that contains something like:
# Use DOCKER_OPTS to modify the daemon startup options. # DOCKER_OPTS="--dns 188.8.131.52 --dns 184.108.40.206"
add in your own entry. For example, if you want to listen on 10.0.0.2, port 4243:
Then restart docker using:
service docker restart
Confirm it’s now running by pointing your browser at http://10.0.0.2:4243/images/search?term=hello which should return some JSON with image names. You’ll need to set the environment variable for the docker CLI command as well, this should work for you:
Then restart your shell and it should work as usual.
Tip: If you’re using New Relic to monitor Docker containers, you’ll need this turned on for it to work properly.