Setting up a remote Docker host system

You must set up a system to host the remote Docker host. You can set up the remote host with a non-secure mode of connection with HCL OneTest Server.


  1. Locate a remote computer or Virtual Machine (VM) that acts as the remote Docker host system. The remote systems must be running on Ubuntu V18.04 or later, and has a minimum of 16 GB RAM.
  2. Install Docker Enterprise Edition for a non-secure mode of connection with HCL OneTest Server.
    For more information, refer to the related links.
  3. As a system administrator of the remote system, specify a port to access the Docker daemon in the docker.service file located in the directory /lib/systemd/system. You must add the configured port at the line in the file:

    ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd -H fd:// -H tcp://

    For example, if the port configured is 4342, then the line must read as:

    ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd -H fd:// -H tcp://

  4. Restart the Docker service by using the following commands:

    $ sudo systemctl daemon-reload

    $ sudo systemctl restart docker

  5. Run the following command on the remote Docker host system to get access to the Docker repository:

    $ sudo docker login <host_name> -u <username> -p <password>

    Where, <host_name> is the host name of the remote Docker host system, <username> and <password> are your credentials to log in.

  6. Pull the following images from HCL OneTest Server to the remote host system:

    Docker images of: hcl-onetest-studio, hcl-onetest-virtualization

    You can use the following command to pull the image:

    $ sudo docker pull <host_name>/ot/hcl-onetest/studio:10.1.0

    $ sudo docker pull <host_name>/ot/hcl-onetest/virtualization:10.1.0


You have set up the remote Docker host system that can be accessed in a non-secure mode.

What to do next

You can set up a secure remote Docker host system optionally, that enables a secure connection with HCL OneTest Server.

You must configure the remote Docker host on HCL OneTest Server.