Docker Toolbox and Docker Machine have both been deprecated. Docker Desktop is the officially recommended replacement.
I found that Docker Toolbox is available via brew/cask
# Install Homebrew ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" # Install Cask brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask # Install docker toolbox brew cask install docker-toolbox
Once Docker Toolbox is installed you can setup your docker environment using the Get started with Docker Machine guide.
# create the docker machine docker-machine create --driver "virtualbox" myBoxName # start the docker machine docker-machine start myBoxName # this command allows the docker commands to be used in the terminal eval "$(docker-machine env myBoxName)" # at this point can run any "docker" or "docker-compose" commands you want docker-compose up
At the end of this process, add
eval "$(docker-machine env myBoxName)" to your
.bash_profile or you will get the following error when you open a new shell or terminal.
"Cannot connect to the Docker daemon. Is the docker daemon running on this host?"
If you start the docker container after opening the terminal, you can either run
eval "$(docker-machine env myBoxName)" manually, or reload your bash profile (