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To run the Discovery Service may require a number of initial setup steps taken to allow access to various repositories and/or setting up tools to allow the Discovery Service to run.

kdb+ license

It will be necessary to provide a kdb+ license to run any kdb Insights service. Typically this is provided as a base64 string into the container or secret appropriately.

export KDB_LICENSE_B64=`base64 -w0 $QLIC/kx.lic`

Running in Docker

To run in Docker, it will be necessary to authenticate with the KX Docker repository - To gain access please contact KX at

docker login -u <username> -p <password>

Running in Kubernetes

To run within Kubernetes there are number of prerequisites

In addition to these basic tools, additional steps to gain access to the kdb Insights artifacts are required

  • Add the KX Nexus repository to your helm install
helm repo add --username <username> --password <password> \ 
"kxi-repo" has been added to your repositories
  • Update your helm repo local chart cache
helm repo update
Hang tight while we grab the latest from your chart repositories...
...Successfully got an update from the "internal-insights" chart repository
Update Complete. ⎈Happy Helming!⎈
  • Add a secret to your cluster to allow access to the images
kubectl create secret docker-registry kx-repo-access \
    --docker-username=<username> \
    --docker-password=<password> \


In the case above the secret kx_repo_access has been created. When deploying the charts it will be necessary to reference this secret in the imagePullSecrets within the install-config.yaml