Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements for Data Control Tower are listed below. In addition to these requirements, inbound port 443 must be open for API clients, and outbound port 443 to engines. Docker and docker-compose must also be installed.

Data Control Tower4-Core2GB50GB443

Installation Requirements

DCT requires Docker and Docker Compose to run, thus, Linux versions and distributions that have been verified to work with Docker are supported. To see a list of supported distributions, please reference this Docker article.

This example will begin with a Docker installation and is completed on an Ubuntu 20.04 VM.

To begin, uninstall any old versions of Docker.

sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine docker.io containerd runc

Next, update the package lists and install docker.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docker.io

Last, install Docker Compose.

Docker Compose version 1.29.1 is the current stable release at the time this documentation was written and can be changed to install a different version if desired. The version of Docker Compose used must support version 3.7 compose files.

sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.29.1/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Running Docker as Non-Root (Optional)

To avoid prefacing the docker command with sudo, create a Unix group called docker and add users to it. When the Docker daemon starts, it creates a Unix socket accessible by members of the docker group. See Docker Post Installation documentation for details.

sudo groupadd docker
sudo usermod -aG docker $USER

Unpack and Install DCT

Once Docker and Docker Compose are installed, DCT can be installed. Begin by downloading the latest version of the tarball from the Delphix Download site. Next, transfer the file to the Linux machine where Docker is installed. Run the following commands to extract the containers and load them into Docker:

tar -xzf delphix-dct*.tar.gz
for image in *.tar; do sudo docker load --input $image; done


To run DCT, navigate to the location of the extracted docker-compose.yaml file from the tarball and run the following command. Using -d in the command will start up the application in the background.

sudo docker-compose up -d

Running docker ps should show 9 containers up and running:

$ sudo docker ps

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                                COMMAND                 CREATED         STATUS                          PORTS                                           NAMES
7eb2397c334c   delphix-dct-proxy:dev                        "/sbin/tini -- /boot…"   49 minutes ago   Up 7 minutes        >8443/tcp                           dct-proxy-1
5237a1b2301e   delphix-dct-app:dev                          "java -jar /opt/delp…"   49 minutes ago   Up 7 minutes                                                                  dct-gateway-1
325daeaea8e7   delphix-dct-data-bookmarks:dev               "/usr/bin/tini -- ./…"   49 minutes ago   Up 7 minutes                                                                  dct-data-bookmarks-1
924551bdbb5e   delphix-dct-virtualization:dev               "/usr/bin/tini -- ./…"   49 minutes ago   Up 7 minutes                                                                  dct-virtualization-1
bda0f5540486   delphix-dct-data-library:dev                 "/usr/bin/tini -- ./…"   49 minutes ago   Restarting (1) 19 seconds ago                                                 dct-data-library-1
445269c7c2ba   delphix-dct-jobs:dev                         "/usr/bin/tini -- ./…"   49 minutes ago   Up 7 minutes                                                                  dct-jobs-1
1cff9d26337b   delphix-dct-postgres:dev                     "docker-entrypoint.s…"   49 minutes ago   Up 7 minutes                  5432/tcp                                        dct-database-1