Using with Docker Toolbox and Machine
In development, Docker recommends using Docker Toolbox to set up Docker. It includes a tool called Machine which will create a VM running Docker Engine and point your shell at it using environment variables.
To configure docker-py with these environment variables
First use Machine to set up the environment variables:
$ eval "$(docker-machine env)"
You can then use docker-py like this:
import docker client = docker.from_env(assert_hostname=False) print client.version()
Note: This snippet is disabling TLS hostname checking with
assert\_hostname=False. Machine provides us with the exact certificate
the server is using so this is safe. If you are not using Machine and verifying
the host against a certificate authority, you'll want to enable hostname