Plesk “Local Docker node is missing” – How to fix

Wondering how to fix Plesk “Local Docker node is missing”? We can help you.

This warning is often seen when we try to manage Docker containers from the Docker extension via Plesk.

Here at Bobcares, we often handle requests from our customers to fix similar Plesk errors as a part of our Server Management Services. Today we will see how our support engineers fix this for our customers.

How to fix “Local Docker node is missing” on Plesk

Before going into the steps for fixing this error we will see what causes this error.

A typical error may look like the one given below:

Warning: Local Docker node is missing. Refer to this KB article to resolve this issue.
The ability to work with remote nodes is available only in the paid version of the extension. You can buy the extension here.

Even though we may see the Docker Service up and running, from the Plesk logfile /var/log/plesk/panel.log we can see the following:

dpkg: error processing package docker-engine (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
Cannot install docker-engine

Cause for the error

The cause of this error can be the Docker installation being corrupted.

Steps to fix this error:

We can reinstall the Docker extension in Plesk Extensions catalog or via a command-line interface.

Plesk Extensions catalog

We can use the following steps to do this with Plesk Extensions catalog:

1. Firstly, to reinstall from the Plesk extension catalog, we need to type an extension name in the search bar.

2. And when the extension appears in the list, we need to click on it.

Plesk Local Docker node is missing

3. Now click Get it free to begin the installation.

Plesk Local Docker node is missing
4. Once the reinstallation is complete check if the error still persists.

Command-line interface

The following steps can be done from CLI to reinstall the Docker extension:

1. Connect to the Plesk server via SSH.

2. And remove the Docker extension using the following command:

# plesk bin extension --uninstall docker

3. After that we can install the Docker extension using the following command:

# plesk bin extension --install docker

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In short, we saw how our Support Techs fix “Local Docker node is missing” issue on Plesk for our customers.

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