The Hydrolix CLI tool called hdxctl is used to create and manage the Hydrolix platform and clusters. To install it the best method is to deploy it on an EC2 instance within the cloud account you are going to use for your Hydrolix environment.

The recommended instance is a:

  • t2.micro
  • Standard disk (8GB)

With :

  • Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS or later,
  • Python 3.6+
  • AWS CLI installed with administrator credentials for the account.

To get the latest version you can run the following commands on your instance.


$ 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 using:


$ hdxctl version

$ hdxctl version

Hydrolix makes updates to the service and software regularly and it is advisable to check for the newest release. Release notes and previous versions can be found on the current release notes page

Congratulations that's the boring bit done! The next step is to deploy the platform! Huzzah!

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