Installing and upgrading

HCL Accelerate consists of services and other tools that are stored in Docker containers. A Docker container is a single unit that contains a software application, often called a service, and the environment needed to run it. Containers can be created and destroyed as needed.

HCL Accelerate consists or over 10 containers. Because of the number of containers, another application, called a container orchestrator, is used to manage the containers. Docker Compose is recommended for proof of concept environments such as trials and tests. For production environments, Kubernetes or another Kubernetes-based orchestrator, such as OpenShift, is only supported platform.

For Docker Compose installations, resources are defined in a file named docker-compose.yml that is found in the installation folder. For Kubernetes and OpenShift installations, the resources are combined into a single file called a Helm Chart. You can change a resource by modifying the affected template file or the corresponding resource in the Helm chart.

Table 1. Container technology overview
Docker Compose Kubernetes
Product core configuration 15 containers 43 resources, 1 Helm chart
External communication 13 exposed ports Ingress for communication. NodePort exposed for external communication.
Storage 4 volumes None

System requirements

System requirement is an initial setup required before starting the installation. For more information about system requirement, see this page

Installing and Upgrading

Download the installation files for your environment:

Docker Compose is recommended only for Proof of Concept such as test or trails. Kubernetes or another Kubernetes-based orchestrator, such as OpenShift is recommended for production environment.

License edition

HCL Accelerate is available in three editions.
Community edition Trail edition Standard edition
Access to product features All All All
Concurrent user limit 2 Unlimited Unlimited
Technical support Community support Non-production support Full support
Cost Free Free $$$
Term Unlimited 60-day Monthly or Yearly
The default HCL Accelerate installation is the community edition. You can upgrade your license edition at any instance of time.