Use GlusterFS cli in the plugin container so it depend on fuse on the host. For Docker version 1.12 or below, the managed plugin system is not supported. This also happens if the plugin is not installed via docker plugin install. Docker's new plugin system is the preferred way to add drivers and plugins, where the plugin is just an image downloaded from registry containing the executable and needed configuration files. You can run both legacy and new plugins in Docker versions above 1.12, but be aware that legacy plugins will not show up on docker plugin ls. They will be listed instead under plugins on docker info.