Fix Docker error encountered during connect

Do you want to know how to fix Docker issue "error encountered during connect"

As part of our Server Support Services, we have helped numerous clients solve Docker related issues.

In this context, we will look into the cause of this error and how to fix it.

What triggers Docker error encountered during connect

You will notice this error when you try to run the affected docker container. This is as a result of some issues in the Docker environment.

How to solve docker error encountered during connect

To fix this issue, first we try to start the docker-machine. Lets say the name of the docker container is "default", the use the command below;

docker-machine start default

Once the docker-machine is started, you can test the status of the machine with the command below;

docker-machine ls

Next, us the command below to see more about the default machine;

docker-machine env --shell cmd default

This will display the following report on your screen;

SET DOCKER_HOST=tcp://192.168.xx.xxx:2376
SET DOCKER_CERT_PATH=C:\Users\xxxxx\.docker\machine\machines\default
REM Run this command to configure your shell:
REM FOR /f "tokens=*" %i IN ('docker-machine env --shell cmd default') DO %i

To configure the docker machine shell, use the command below;

FOR /f "tokens=*" %i IN ('docker-machine env --shell cmd default') DO %i

Now the issue will be fixed.

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Easy method to fix Docker an error occurred trying to connect.