Did you know that Docker for Mac is now in general beta?
What is Docker for Mac?
Docker for Mac is a native Mac application architected from scratch, with a native user interface and auto-update capability, deeply integrated with OS X native virtualization
If you are using Docker Machine, then you can SSH to the machine using
docker-machine ssh <machine-name> command and find the logs at
As Docker for Mac provides a native integration with Mac, the logs also can be found using the natural tools.
Mac Console for Docker Daemon Logs
Console is a utility available in the
Utilities log viewer included with macOS. It allows users to search through all of the system's logged messages and can alert the user when certain types of messages are logged. The console allows you to read the system logs, help find certain ones, monitor them, and filter their contents.
File -> New System Log Quer
Give the query a name and set
docker. Click on
OK to save the query:
Now the daemon logs can be easily seen here.
Now Console Log Query can be used to search logs, filter the results in various ways, and create reports.
Docker Daemon Log using CLI
You are not a GUI type of person and prefer a CLI approach, then use
syslog CLI. The command to see Docker daemon log is:
syslog -k Sender Docker
And it shows the output as:
Jul611:49:17Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:com.docker.vmnetd starting Jul816:37:52Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:Application version:1.12.0-rc3-beta18(9969) Jul816:37:52Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:OSX Version:Version10.11.3(Build15D21) Jul816:37:52Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:migrator:start migration process ... Jul816:38:49Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:transfused:mount/bin/fusermount-oallow_other,max_read=1048576,subtype=osxfs/Mac Jul816:38:49Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:Using protocol TwoThousand msize8192 Jul816:38:57Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:Docker isresponding Jul816:38:57Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:VM started at2016-07-0816:38:57-0700PDT Jul816:38:57Aruns-MacBook-Pro Docker<Notice>:dockerState=Starting
syslog -help to find all the options for this CLI.
Docker Daemon Log File
If you really want the hardcore way, then the log files are available at:
Check out the complete details here.
What is holding you back from using Docker for Mac?