If you are running Anchore Engine using Docker for Mac the default memory allocation will be insufficient to run the Anchore Engine. It is recommended that a minimum of 4GB of RAM is allocated to Docker for Mac's virtual machine.


  • Click on the Moby (Whale) icon on the right side of the menu bar.
  • Select Preferences
  • Select Advanced
  • Increase Memory to at least 4GB
  • Press Apply & Restart