Install the Hydrolix CLI

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
> 2.9.3

Hydrolix makes updates to the service and software regularly and it is advisable to check back here for the newest release.

Release notes and previous versions can be found on the current release notes page

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