Docker - Daemon - dockerd

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1 - About

The daemon is:

  • a self-sufficient runtime for containers.
  • a background service running on the host that manages building, running and distributing Docker containers.

The daemon creates and manages Docker objects, such as:

The Docker daemon (dockerd) listens for Docker API requests. A daemon can also communicate with other daemons to manage Docker services.

See Docker - Architecture

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3 - Management

3.1 - Start / Stop

3.1.1 - Docker Engine (dockerd)

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3.1.2 - Windows Service

net stop com.docker.service
The Docker for Windows Service service is stopping.
The Docker for Windows Service service was stopped successfully.
net start com.docker.service
The Docker for Windows Service service is starting.
The Docker for Windows Service service was started successfully.

3.2 - Settings

4 - Documentation / Reference

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