Local Docker node is missing warning is often seen when we try to manage Docker containers from the Docker extension via Plesk. This error happens when the Docker installation is corrupted.
Here at Ibmi media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Plesk queries.
This error looks like this:
Warning: Local Docker node is missing. Refer to this KB article to resolve this issue.
The ability to work with remote nodes is available only in the paid version of the extension. You can buy the extension here.
Even though we may see the Docker Service up and running, from the Plesk logfile /var/log/plesk/panel.log we can see the following:
dpkg: error processing package docker-engine (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
Cannot install docker-engine
The main cause of this error, can be that the Docker installation being corrupted.
We can reinstall the Docker extension in Plesk Extensions catalog or via a command-line interface.
1. Plesk Extensions catalog
We can use the following steps to do this with Plesk Extensions catalog:
2. Command-line interface
The following steps can be done from CLI to reinstall the Docker extension:
This article covers methods to resolve the Plesk error, "Local Docker node is missing". Generally, you will encounter this error while processing docker-engine.