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Hyperion Docker


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Hyperion Docker is a multi-container Docker application intended to get Hyperion up and running as fast as possible. It will index data from a development chain where you can set your contracts, push some actions and see what happens when querying the Hyperion API.


Using Hyperion Docker is not recommended for production environments, only for testing, debugging and local networks.

Recommend OS: Ubuntu 18.04

1. Dependencies

  • docker and docker-compose


You should configure your system to run Docker as a non-root user.

2. RUN

Inside the docker folder you will find everything you need to run Hyperion Docker.

First of all, you need to generate the Hyperion configuration files. To do that, from the docker folder, run located inside the scripts folder. You will have to pass an identifier and a name to the chain you will run. Example:

./scripts/ --chain eos --chain-name "EOS Testnet"
Feel free to change the configuration files in hyperion/config folder the way it suits you. For more details, please refer to the Hyperion Setup Section.

Now you have three options to run it:

Option 1: docker-compose up

This is the simplest way to run Hyperion. Just run docker-compose up -d and after some time all necessary docker containers will be running. You can start using it as you like.


We recommend using the Script to run Hyperion Docker as the order in which containers are started is important.

To check logs run:

docker-compose logs -f

And to bring all containers down run:

docker-compose down

Option 2: Script

We created a script to start every container in a specific order to avoid problems like connection errors. From the docker folder run the script located inside the scripts folder. Example:

./scripts/ --chain eos

With this script, you also have the option to start the chain from a snapshot.


./scripts/ --chain eos --snapshot snapshot-file.bin

Don't forget to move the snapshot file to the eosio/data/snapshots folder and make sure to change the chain_id on connections.json file.

You can also use the script to stop all or a specific service and also to bring all the containers down. Check the script usage for more information.

Option 3: Manual

If you have some experience with Docker Compose you can probably explore Hyperion Docker a bit more.

We recommend starting services in the following order: redis, rabbitmq, elasticsearch, kibana, eosio-node, hyperion-indexer and hyperion-api. Wait until each of them is listening for connections before you start the next. Feel free to change the docker-compose.yml as you like.

Bellow, you can find a simple example of how to control hyperion-indexer service:

docker-compose up --no-start
docker-compose start hyperion-indexer
docker-compose stop hyperion-indexer
docker-compose down
It's also possible to start the chain form a snapshot passing a variable named SNAPSHOT to docker-compose up.

3. Usage

After running Hyperion Docker, you should have a development chain producing blocks on a Docker container (eosio-node) as well as Hyperion Indexer and API on the other two Docker containers (hyperion-indexer and hyperion-api).

If for some reason you decide to start it fresh again, make sure to clean all generated data. To do that just run script inside scripts folder.


The port 8888 of this container is exposed so you can use it to interact with the chain.


cleos -u get info

Hyperion API

Perform queries on the endpoint at

The complete API reference can be found at API section: v2







4. Troubleshooting

If you're having problems accessing Kibana or using Elasticsearch API, you could disable the xpack security on the docker-compose.yml setting it to false:

5. Next steps

Feel free to change configurations as you like. All configurations files are located in hyperion/config or eosio/config.

For more details, please refer to the Hyperion Setup Section.