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Docker service not getting active i.e status is coming as failed(failed)

Hi Everyone,

I tried to install docker inside an ubuntu container but I am facing issue with docker service as shown in below image:-


I have tried every command to start the docker engine.
Need your help guys!!!

Hi

Can you explain what you’re trying to accomplish?

Hii,
I installed docker in windows through CMD prompt. Then I installed Ubuntu in it and then inside ubuntu, I am trying to install docker in it that’s where I am facing the problem

It is failing because the container created from the hello-world Docker image just displays a message and then exits, and that happens quickly.

And since you have created a swarm service, it will keep recreating the container everytime it fails, which is expected and that’s why the service seems to be failing.

Please see below the service logs, and you will see that the container keeps being recreated:

[ ~]$ docker service create --name helloworld hello-world iilsd1yc706zgcdg35l8sdz3z
Since --detach=false was not specified, tasks will be created in the background.
In a future release, --detach=false will become the default.

[ ~] docker service logs helloworld -f helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | Hello from Docker! helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | Hello from Docker! helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly. helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly. helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | To generate this message, Docker took the following steps: helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | To generate this message, Docker took the following steps: helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon. helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon. helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub. helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub. helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | (amd64) helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | (amd64) helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | executable that produces the output you are currently reading. helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | executable that produces the output you are currently reading. helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | to your terminal. helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | to your terminal. helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with: helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with: helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | docker run -it ubuntu bash
helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ |
helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | $ docker run -it ubuntu bash
helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID:
helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | https://hub.docker.com/
helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ |
helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID:
helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ |
helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | https://hub.docker.com/
helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ |
helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | For more examples and ideas, visit:
helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ | Orientation and setup | Docker Documentation
helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | For more examples and ideas, visit:
helloworld.1.jxxnqzximfy7@ |
helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ | Orientation and setup | Docker Documentation
helloworld.1.zwyhf6x4cpdm@ |
helloworld.1.yw17ktyymrp6@ |
helloworld.1.yw17ktyymrp6@ | Hello from Docker!
helloworld.1.yw17ktyymrp6@ | This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.
You should try with a different Docker image, busybox for example:

[~] docker service create --name helloworld busybox:latest sh -c "while true; do echo Hello; sleep 2; done" yjxzteshp7k2xf4aznj4l86s6 Since --detach=false was not specified, tasks will be created in the background. In a future release, --detach=false will become the default. [~] docker service ps helloworld --no-trunc
ID NAME IMAGE NODE DESIRED STATE CURRENT STATE ERROR PORTS
33xe78ekfjkmti8yahrcp5gug helloworld.1 busybox:latest@sha256:2a03a6059f21e150ae84b0973863609494aad70f0a80eaeb64bddd8d92465812 Running Running 1 second ago
[~]$ docker service logs -f helloworld
helloworld.1.33xe78ekfjkm@ | Hello
helloworld.1.33xe78ekfjkm@ | Hello
helloworld.1.33xe78ekfjkm@ | Hello
helloworld.1.33xe78ekfjkm@ | Hello
helloworld.1.33xe78ekfjkm@ | Hello
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