Docker Machine is no longer bundled with Docker Desktop



Windows and Mac users who are running cloud deployments must install Docker Machine separately beginning with the latest release of Docker Desktop.


Previously, Docker Desktop for Mac and Windows included Docker Engine, Docker Compose, and Docker Machine, all of which are needed for cloud deployments. Beginning with Docker Desktop version, Docker Machine is no longer bundled with Docker Desktop. It must be installed separately.

Who is affected

Windows and Mac users running cloud deployments are affected.

Linux users, and users running local deployments, are not affected.


After upgrading to the latest version of Docker Desktop, please refer to the cloud installation tutorial which contains instructions for installing Docker Machine on Windows or Mac (see the “Install Docker Machine” section).