I run a bunch of Docker containers on a single CentOS 6 server with a limited amount of memory. (I only recently bumped it from 0.5 to 1 whole whopping gig!) Before I bring another container online, I like to check to see how much room I’ve got. Being the newest versions of Docker aren’t available for CentOS 6, I’m running an ancient version, 1.7 or so. On the new versions of Docker, running
docker stats will return statistics about all of your running container, but on old versions, you must pass
docker stats a single container id. Here’s a quick one-liner that displays stats for all of your running containers for old versions.
$ docker ps -q | xargs docker stats --no-stream CONTAINER CPU % MEM USAGE/LIMIT MEM % NET I/O 31636c70b372 0.07% 130.8 MB/1.041 GB 12.57% 269.7 kB/262.8 kB 8d184dfbeeaf 0.00% 112.8 MB/1.041 GB 10.84% 45.24 MB/32.66 MB a63b24fe6099 0.45% 50.09 MB/1.041 GB 4.81% 1.279 GB/1.947 GB fd1339522e04 0.01% 108.2 MB/1.041 GB 10.40% 8.262 MB/23.36 MB
docker ps -q returns the list of running container ids, which we then pipe through
xargs and into
docker stats. Adding
--no-stream gives us just the first result instead of continually updating the stats.
It’s a neat little trick. If anyone knows how to make this return container names instead of ids, please comment below.
Again, this is unnecessary for the newest versions. Just run
docker stats and you’ll get nearly identical output.