Install with Docker on Windows

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Graphlytic can be easily installed using our docker image published in the docker registry.

Get Dockerfile and basic structure

As a first step, you need to create a directory structure where the docker image will be built.

Go to the directory where you want to place the application files and run:

git clone https://github.com/demtec/graphlytic-docker.git

If you haven't installed git, you can download the files directly from Github as a zip file using this link: https://github.com/demtec/graphlytic-docker/archive/master.zip

Unzip the file in a dedicated folder and continue with the next steps.

Configure the application using environment variables in the Dockerfile (optional)

This is an optional step that can be used when you want to set some of the application configurations prior to running the container. It's used mainly in automated environments. For the list of all configurations that can be set this way please refer to Configuration.

For instance to set the Neo4j connection go to graphlytic-docker directory and edit the Dockerfile file (you can set the connection also later, in the application's Setting section). There are several properties regarding the Neo4j connection. Please change these values according to your Neo4j location:

ENV NEO4J_CONNECTOR_BOLT=bolt://localhost:7687
ENV NEO4J_CONNECTOR_USERNAME=neo4j
ENV NEO4J_CONNECTOR_PASSWORD=neo4j
ENV NEO4J_CONNECTOR_ENCRYPTED=false

If the Neo4j database is running on your machine together with the Graphlytic docker container, try to set NEO4J_CONNECTOR_BOLT to:

  • bolt://172.17.0.1:7687 on Linux

  • bolt://host.docker.internal:7687 on Windows or Mac

Build the docker image

Build your local image with this command:

docker build -t graphlytic .

Run the docker container

Run in CMD console

docker run -tid --name graphlytic -v "%cd%"/volume/:/usr/share/graphlytic/volume -p 8080:8080 graphlytic

Stop the docker container

docker stop graphlytic

Start the docker container

docker start graphlytic