Docker and Native installations

General description of the Docker and Native Linux installations.

HCL Link can be installed and deployed by using either the Native installer or a Docker installer. The same components are installed in either case. If you are using Docker for other applications or components, use the Docker installer to create and run the HCL Link containers. If Docker is not available, or if it is not currently used, then install HCL Link by using the Native installer.

HCL Link must be configured to point to the HCL Link installation, to set the security methods to use for API calls (for example, HTTP and HTTPS), and the Kafka server details.

Some of these parameters need to be specified before installation, but they can also be modified after the installation is complete. The configuration of HCL Link differs between Docker and Native installs and details are provided in this documentation.