Both Docker Machine and boot2docker was discontinued in favor of Docker Desktop. NasuTek forked both Docker Machine and boot2docker to give an option to users that do not want to use Hyper-V. Although Hyper-V allows the use of other type 2 hypervisors on top of itself, the performance is mediocre on VirtualBox and semi-ok on VMWare Workstation. This page is created to explain both projects and provide links to download Docker Machine.

Windows will be the only provided binary, as Docker Machine is not really necessary on Linux or OS X. If someone wants to suggest use on these OS'es, I can plan for adding it to Automation.

What is Docker Machine

Docker Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.

What is boot2docker

Boot2Docker is a lightweight Linux distribution made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, is a ~45MB download and boots quickly.

Download Docker Machine

You can download Docker Machine @ GitHub (Current Version: v0.17.0)


This is the first release of Docker Machine that uses a forked version of boot2docker that supports the latest components.

This version just makes changes to the URL to download future builds of boot2docker, and nothing else. It's identical to v0.16.2