Authored by Ryan Kelly, Staff Systems Engineer, Cloud Management

So you want to connect to the Docker instance on Photon OS remotly from another Docker client? In this guide I will walk you through a few short steps to configure Photon OS to enable the remote docker API. NOTE: This is not considered the secure method. If you want to use encryption and secure connections I will have a follow up post on that soon.

Login to your Photon OS using SSH or open the console and type the following and press enter

Press i on the keyboard then enter the following, when done press the ESC key then hold Shift and press the Z key twice

Since Photon OS uses IP tables we need to open that port, type the following and press enter

Now start docker with the following command and press enter

To test that it worked, open a web browser to the Photon OS at http://ipaddress:2375/info and you should see the following.