HashiCorp Boundary Dev Error on Windows
This is going to be a quick one. You’ve probably already heard about HashiCorp’s new Boundary project announced at HashiConf. If not, you can check out my YouTube video all about it.
When I tried to fire up the dev instance to take Boundary for a test drive, I immediately got an unpleasant error:
Error creating dev database container: unable to start dev database with dialect postgres: could not start resource: : Post "http://localhost:2375/images/create?fromImage=postgres&tag=12": dial tcp [::1]:2375: connectex: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
I learned two things quickly:
- The dev server for Boundary uses Docker
- Boundary was having trouble talking to my install of Docker Desktop
If you’re in a similar boat, the fix is super easy! Open up the settings for Docker Desktop and tick this box:
Apply & Restart. That’s it.
Told you it was easy! Have fun playing with Boundary! I know I will.