Myst Installation Guide

Understanding the Myst installation

A typical Myst installation consists of the following:

Component Purpose
Myst Studio Web-based Management Console
Myst Repository Storage layer for Myst platform and application state
Myst Build Server Optional CI Server, if not using a third-party one such as Jenkins
Myst Maven Repository Optional Maven Repository, if not using a third-party one such as Artifactory

The Myst Studio console can be installed on a single server or across multiple tiers. Myst is supported on a container-based architecture (e.g. docker) or on a virtual/physical server architecture. Rubicon Red recommend the use of the container-based architecture.

Myst Topology

The Myst Server can be established on modern container runtimes such as docker (CE / EE) and containerd. An installer is provided to easily establish the stack on a single server instance. After completing the installation and starting the containers, the following containers will be running:

  • myststudio_https - Nginx exposing 443 and 80
  • myststudio_web - Tomcat instance accessed by myststudio_https
  • myststudio_db - MySQL instance accessed by myststudio_web

State for the stack is automatically stored in a container volume and accessed via myststudio_db.

The following additional containers can be optionally installed:

  • myststudio_ci - Myst Build Server exposing 8081 by default
  • maven-repository - Myst Maven Repository exposing 8083 by default

Exposed ports can be configured by adjusting the port mappings in the docker-compose / docker stack configuration

Alternative Myst Topologies

In an event that container-based topology is undesired, the stack can be rolled out on a non-container infrastructure. More details on this approach are documented in the Alternative Installations section.

System Requirements

The following prerequisites should be in place on the server that will host Myst Studio prior to running the Myst installer.

  • Java 1.7+ is installed.
  • Docker 1.10+ and Docker Compose is installed.
  • The Myst license tar.gz file must be available. This is provided when you sign up for Myst Studio.

    After the installation, internet access is required for the latest version of Myst to be pulled down directly from the public Myst Docker Registry. If you are behind an internet proxy, please follow these steps to ensure all installation dependencies can be directly pulled from the Rubicon Red Docker Registry.

    If you are unable to use Docker, there are details on non-Docker installation here

Network Requirements

As Myst is a management tool, it is best suited in a management network so that it can access all of the environments that it needs to manage. Myst will connect to the instances that it manages via ssh protocol and tcp as needed. More details on network requirements are available here section.

Installation in 3 simple steps

Once the Myst installer has been download, it can be used to establish the Myst stack on docker. Once the System Requirements are in place, the process of getting up and running is a 3 steps process.

  1. Run the Myst Installer
    java -jar fc-installer-6.3.1.jar
  2. After running the installer, Myst can be started with
  3. By default, the Myst Studio console is accessible from https://localhost/console.

Detailed installation instructions are available within the Docker-based Installation Guide. For non-Docker installation, please consult the Alternative Installations Guide

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