Check docker-info


Displays system-wide docker or podman information.

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Once a day

Can be called without parameters


Available for

Python 2, Python 3




usage: docker-info [-h] [-V] [--always-ok] [--test TEST]

Displays system-wide docker information.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help     show this help message and exit
  -V, --version  show program's version number and exit
  --always-ok    Always returns OK.
  --test TEST    For unit tests. Needs "path-to-stdout-file,path-to-stderr-

Usage Examples



WARNING: the devicemapper storage-driver is deprecated, and will be removed in a future release., 37 Containers (2 running, 0 paused, 35 stopped), 103 Images, Storage Driver: devicemapper, Logging Driver: json-file, Registry:, Docker v20.10.6, 6 CPUs, 15.51GiB Memory


  • WARN on docker info warnings

  • CRIT on docker info errors

Perfdata / Metrics

  • containers: Number of containers

    • containers_paused

    • containers_running

    • containers_stopped

  • cpu: Number of Host CPUs

  • images: Number of images

  • ram: Total Host Memory


WARNING: bridge-nf-call-iptables is disabled, WARNING: bridge-nf-call-ip6tables is disabled

These settings control whether packets traversing a network bridge are processed by iptables rules on the host system. Typically, enabling these options is not desirable as this can cause guest container traffic to be blocked by iptables rules that are intended for the host. This could cause unpredictable behavior for containers that do not expect traffic to be firewalled at the host level.

If you accept and understand the implications of enabling these options or you have no iptables rules set on the host, you can enable these options to remove the warning messages.

To enable:

sysctl -p net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables=1
sysctl -p net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables=1

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