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docker-system-info - Display system-wide information


docker system info [OPTIONS]


This command displays system wide information regarding the Docker installation. Information displayed includes the kernel version, number of containers and images. The number of images shown is the number of unique images. The same image tagged under different names is counted only once.

If a format is specified, the given template will be executed instead of the default format. Go's text/template package describes all the details of the format.

Depending on the storage driver in use, additional information can be shown, such as pool name, data file, metadata file, data space used, total data space, metadata space used, and total metadata space.

The data file is where the images are stored and the metadata file is where the meta data regarding those images are stored. When run for the first time Docker allocates a certain amount of data space and meta data space from the space available on the volume where /var/lib/docker is mounted.


Display Docker system information

Here is a sample output for a daemon running on Ubuntu, using the overlay2 storage driver:

$ docker -D info

Debug Mode: true Server:
Containers: 14
Running: 3
Paused: 1
Stopped: 10
Images: 52
Server Version: 1.13.0
Storage Driver: overlay2
Backing Filesystem: extfs
Supports d_type: true
Native Overlay Diff: false
Logging Driver: json-file
Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs
Volume: local
Network: bridge host macvlan null overlay
Swarm: active
NodeID: rdjq45w1op418waxlairloqbm
Is Manager: true
ClusterID: te8kdyw33n36fqiz74bfjeixd
Managers: 1
Nodes: 2
Task History Retention Limit: 5
Snapshot Interval: 10000
Number of Old Snapshots to Retain: 0
Heartbeat Tick: 1
Election Tick: 3
Heartbeat Period: 5 seconds
CA Configuration:
Expiry Duration: 3 months
Node Address:
Manager Addresses:
Runtimes: runc
Default Runtime: runc
Init Binary: docker-init
containerd version: 8517738ba4b82aff5662c97ca4627e7e4d03b531
runc version: ac031b5bf1cc92239461125f4c1ffb760522bbf2
init version: N/A (expected: v0.13.0)
Security Options:
Profile: default
Kernel Version: 4.4.0-31-generic
Operating System: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
OSType: linux
Architecture: x86_64
CPUs: 2
Total Memory: 1.937 GiB
Name: ubuntu
Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker
Debug Mode: true
File Descriptors: 30
Goroutines: 123
System Time: 2016-11-12T17:24:37.955404361-08:00
EventsListeners: 0
Http Proxy:
Https Proxy:
No Proxy: localhost,,
WARNING: No swap limit support
Experimental: false
Insecure Registries:
Registry Mirrors:
Live Restore Enabled: false

The global -D option tells all docker commands to output debug information.

The example below shows the output for a daemon running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, using the devicemapper storage driver. As can be seen in the output, additional information about the devicemapper storage driver is shown:

$ docker info

Debug Mode: false Server:
Containers: 14
Running: 3
Paused: 1
Stopped: 10
Untagged Images: 52
Server Version: 1.10.3
Storage Driver: devicemapper
Pool Name: docker-202:2-25583803-pool
Pool Blocksize: 65.54 kB
Base Device Size: 10.74 GB
Backing Filesystem: xfs
Data file: /dev/loop0
Metadata file: /dev/loop1
Data Space Used: 1.68 GB
Data Space Total: 107.4 GB
Data Space Available: 7.548 GB
Metadata Space Used: 2.322 MB
Metadata Space Total: 2.147 GB
Metadata Space Available: 2.145 GB
Udev Sync Supported: true
Deferred Removal Enabled: false
Deferred Deletion Enabled: false
Deferred Deleted Device Count: 0
Data loop file: /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/data
Metadata loop file: /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/metadata
Library Version: 1.02.107-RHEL7 (2015-12-01)
Execution Driver: native-0.2
Logging Driver: json-file
Volume: local
Network: null host bridge
Kernel Version: 3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.2 (Maipo)
OSType: linux
Architecture: x86_64
CPUs: 1
Total Memory: 991.7 MiB
Name: ip-172-30-0-91.ec2.internal
Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker
Debug Mode: false
Username: gordontheturtle
Insecure registries:

You can also specify the output format:

$ docker info --format '{{json .}}'
{"ID":"I54V:OLXT:HVMM:TPKO:JPHQ:CQCD:JNLC:O3BZ:4ZVJ:43XJ:PFHZ:6N2S","Containers":14, ...}


-f, --format="" Format the output using the given Go template

-h, --help[=false] help for info



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