Woohoo; now we’re cooking with fire. The cDscDocker resource has been updated to include giving the ability to expose the docker daemon on an interface address of your choice.

Sidebar: this was insanely frustrating as docker is picky about text encoding in daemon.json, and PowerShell Out-File does not support UTF8 encoding without BOM. Fun times trying to troubleshoot why docker suddenly wouldnt start.

Either way, the links:

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A few notes to follow:

Known quirks:

  • If you run this with docker installed, but a broken service it will fail on LCM test as it attempts to run commands against docker. I’ll be doing some error handling for this later; but for now - if your docker service is errored out or unexpectedly stopped, you’re probably in for a bad time.
  • You need to suppoly a boolean value to the exposeApi property AND a daemonInterface value in the format of “tcp://”; I will probably make the exposeApi property mandatory on the next minor release.


Configuration dockerConfig
    Import-DscResource -module cDscDocker

    Node localhost{

        RebootNodeIfNeeded = $true
        cDscDocker test
            docker = "docker" #key; mandatory
            Ensure = 'Present' #mandatory field (Available options: Present, Absent)
            swarm = 'Active' #mandatory field (Available options: Active, Inactive)
            swarmToken = "SWMTKN-1-guidguidguidguidguidguidguidguid" #your swarm token here
            swarmURI = "" #IP address of manager node
            exposeApi = $true #this is a boolean value; not an enum like the the Ensure ["Present","Absent"] option above
            daemonInterface = 'tcp://' #must be full URI format mimicing a daemon.json key-value



Full source on GitHub.  

If you run into any quirks, bugs, or otherwise have a suggestion - reach out. The next release will likely be mostly refactoring a bit and improving error checking for oddities like errored docker service states.