for Windows and Linux
Specify the settings for accessing the Docker API. If you are going to use Docker Compose, make sure that the Docker Compose executable setting on the Docker | Tools page is correct.
See also, Docker.
|Name||The name of the configuration.|
|Connect to Docker daemon with|| Docker for Mac. For macOS only: If you are using Docker for macOS, this is the recommended connection option. |
Unix socket. For Linux only: This is the recommended connection option for Linux.
Docker Machine. If you are using Docker Toolbox for Windows or macOS, this is the recommended option for connecting to Docker API.
The Connection successful message should appear right away. If it doesn't, check your Docker Machine executable setting on the Docker | Tools page.
If you have more than one Docker Machine installed and running, use the list to select which of the Machines should be used.
TCP socket. If you are using Docker for Windows, this is the usual connection option. This option will also work for Linux, Docker for macOS and Docker Toolbox.
- Engine API URL. Depending on the Docker version and operating system:
- Certificates folder. The path to the certificates folder - if you are using Docker Toolbox. Depending on your Docker version and operating system:
- Docker for Windows, macOS or Linux: This field must be empty.
- Docker Toolbox for Windows:
- Docker Toolbox for macOS: usually,
<your_home_directory>/.docker/ or its subdirectory.
|Path mappings|| For Windows and macOS: Specify the host - virtual machine path mappings for folders that you are going to map to container volumes. |
Use to edit an existing mapping, or to create a new one. In the dialog that opens:
- Local path. The path to a local folder that you want to make available for volume bindings.
- Virtual machine path. The corresponding directory path in the Docker virtual machine's file system.
Last modified: 10 August 2017