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docker-machine can no longer create a docker machine host on AWS on newer versions of Ubuntu

The issue appears to affect users who have a newer version of Ubuntu. If you have Ubuntu 20.04 or older installed, you should not be experiencing this.


To fix it, you need to pass the Ubuntu 20 AMI for your region, to the --amazonec2-ami argument for docker-machine. The resulting command is looking like this:

docker-machine create --driver amazonec2 --amazonec2-root-size 16 --amazonec2-instance-type t3.large --amazonec2-ami ami-04505e74c0741db8d $env:DOCKER_MACHINE_NAME

You can find the AMI ID by searching for Ubuntu in the AWS Console:


More information about the bug can be found here:

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