1. Make sure you’ve got all requirements installed.

  2. Clone the repository:
    git clone https://github.com/hobbit-project/platform && cd platform
  3. Initialize Docker Swarm and create the necessary docker networks (the used subnets are, and
    docker swarm init
    make create-networks
  4. At this point, the optional configurations described below can be applied if necessary.
  5. Start the platform:
    docker-compose up -d 
  6. Initialize the Virtuoso storage (this needs to be done only when the platform is started for the first time):

That’s it!

After the platform startup, the following interfaces will be available for you:

  • localhost:8080 (GUI, default credentials are: challenge-organiser:hobbit, system-provider:hobbit and guest:hobbit)
  • localhost:8081 (RabbitMQ)
  • localhost:8890 (Virtuoso, default credentials are: HobbitPlatform:Password and dba:Password)
  • localhost:8181 (Keycloak, admin credentials are: admin:H16obbit)
  • localhost:5601 (Kibana, available if deployed together with the ELK stack)

Now, when you’ve got a running platform, you can benchmark a system.

Optional Steps

HOBBIT GitLab credentials

HOBBIT GitLab credentials are needed for accessing private benchmarks and systems uploaded to git.project-hobbit.eu. Register there and write down your username and email. Go to User Settings (click on your user picture in the upper right corner –> Settings) -> Access Token and generate a personal access token for your HOBBIT instance. Write down your token.

You can either set your credentials in docker-compose.yml or export them in your environment (perhaps, using direnv):

export GITLAB_USER=max.power
export GITLAB_EMAIL=max.power@project-hobbit.eu
export GITLAB_TOKEN=1234567890

Note that if you don’t have an account, you can still access public benchmarks and systems. For that, you should either remove the following lines from your docker-compose.yml file or comment them out using the # character.


Enable local metadata files

Instead of using Gitlab, the platform can be enabled to gather metadata about systems and benchmarks from a local directory. For that, a local directory should be mounted into the platform controller and a variable should be set to inform the controller where it can find the files. In the following example, both is added to the docker-compose.yml file for a local directory named meta.

      LOCAL_METADATA_DIRECTORY: "/usr/src/app/metadata"
      - ./meta:/usr/src/app/metadata

After that, the platform will regularly load the metadata of all *.ttl files in this directory.

ELK stack for log access

For Elasticsearch stack you need to configure vm.max_map_count:

$ sudo vim /etc/sysctl.conf
# add line:
$ sudo sysctl -p

If you have less than 8GB RAM, you need to tweak the following settings in config/elk/jvm.options:


Start ELK stack before starting HOBBIT platform:

docker-compose -f docker-compose-elk.yml up -d