Installing the Dashboard

Use these procedures to install the Dashboard.

About this task

The Dashboard is for Linux only. Windows users can copy the flow-dashboard folder to a Linux machine.

Detailed instructions for Dashboard installation can be found in the file in the flow-dashboard folder. It is recommended that you read this file before continuing with this procedure.


  1. Install Docker. You must have Docker installed before continuing with this procedure.
  2. Install core runtime 1.x.x.x. Where .x.x.x represents the current version of HCL Link, for example version
  3. CD <root_install>/flow-dashboard.
  4. Install the Dashboard by using this command: ./
  5. CD /opt to change permissions for folder: esdata (chmod -R 777 esdata)
  6. If Elasticsearch does not stay up and running, execute this command: sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144
  7. Start the Dashboard: cd <root_install>/flow-dashboard and run ./
  8. Verify that Kibana and Elasticsearch are running by entering this command: docker ps -a
  9. To verify Elasticsearch and Kibana are running:
    • Elastisearch: curl http://<ipaddress>:<port number>curl http://localhost:9200 you will see information
    • Kibana: curl http://<ipaddress>:<port number>curl http://localhost:5601 you will see no information
  10. Open a browser and enter the URL http://<ipaddress>:5601
  11. Hover over the gear icon, Tooltip Management, and click on it.
  12. Click on the Saved Objects link.
  13. Click on the Import link.
  14. The Import Saved Object dialog opens.
  15. Click on the Import link.
  16. Navigate to dashboard_export.ndjson
  17. Highlight dashboard_export.ndjson and click Open.
  18. Click the Import button. A success message will display.
  19. Click Done to complete installation of the Dashboard.