On attempting to install Docker 1.12.0-stable (build: 5968) on Windows 10 Pro, it failed to start with the error:
Unable to send Start: Failed to create VM. The computer “XXXXX-XXXXX-XX” could not be resolved.
See Information section for solution.
Docker would create the VM “MobyLinuxVM” inside Hyper-V and then start.
- Hyper-V was enabled (previously disabled)
- New service created inside Hyper-V called “XXXXX-XXXXX-XX” (15 characters)
- The “MobyLinuxVM” VM was NOT created (I was able to manually create it myself)
- The start request failed as the VM had not been created, resulting in the error message.
If you rename the Windows10 machine to be no longer than 15 characters (my machine had 17) the problem goes away. I hope this helps someone else with the same problem.