Install HDXCTL

The Hydrolix CLI tool hdxctl is used to create and manage Hydrolix clusters.

Note: An active subscription to our HDX Reader on AWS Marketplace is required to create a cluster.

Installing HDXCTL

hdxctl is installed on an EC2 instance within your cloud account (recommended Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS, t2.micro with standard disk).


  • Python 3.6+
  • AWS credentials

Download the latest hdxctl version and make it executable

wget -O hdxctl && chmod +x hdxctl

Move hdxctl into your executable path

sudo mv hdxctl ~/.local/bin/
sudo mv hdxctl /usr/local/bin/

Verify the installation

$ hdxctl version
> 2.8.3

Congratulations! The next step is to deploy and create the Environment!