Before you begin, you should confirm that you have installed all the prerequisites below on the platform where you will be running Hyperledger Fabric.
These prerequisites are recommended for Fabric users. If you are a Fabric developer you should refer to the instructions for Setting up the development environment.
Download the latest version of git if it is not already installed, or if you have problems running the curl commands.
Download the latest version of the cURL tool if it is not already installed or if you get errors running the curl commands from the documentation.
If you’re on Windows please see the specific note on Windows extras below.
Docker and Docker Compose¶
You will need the following installed on the platform on which you will be operating, or developing on (or for), Hyperledger Fabric:
You can check the version of Docker you have installed with the following command from a terminal prompt:
The following applies to linux systems running systemd.
Make sure the docker daemon is running.
sudo systemctl start docker
Optional: If you want the docker daemon to start when the system starts, use the following:
sudo systemctl enable docker
Add your user to the docker group.
sudo usermod -a -G docker <username>
Installing Docker for Mac or Windows, or Docker Toolbox will also install Docker Compose. If you already had Docker installed, you should check that you have Docker Compose version 1.14.0 or greater installed. If not, we recommend that you install a more recent version of Docker.
You can check the version of Docker Compose you have installed with the following command from a terminal prompt:
On Windows 10 you should use the native Docker distribution and you
may use the Windows PowerShell. However, for the
command to succeed you will still need to have the
available. You can get it as part of Git but beware that only the
64bit version is supported.
Before running any
git clone commands, run the following commands:
git config --global core.autocrlf false
git config --global core.longpaths true
You can check the setting of these parameters with the following commands:
git config --get core.autocrlf
git config --get core.longpaths
These need to be
curl command that comes with Git and Docker Toolbox is old and
does not handle properly the redirect used in
Getting Started. Make sure you have and use a newer version
which can be downloaded from the cURL downloads page
If you have questions not addressed by this documentation, or run into issues with any of the tutorials, please visit the Still Have Questions? page for some tips on where to find additional help.