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Setting Up Nessie

As part of each release, Nessie is made available as a Docker image. This is the easiest and fastest way to try out Nessie locally and test all its capabilities.

The primary repository for Nessie images is GitHub Container Registry. Images are also mirrored to Quay.io. Note that Nessie images are no longer published or synced to Docker Hub.

The image is relatively small and builds on top of standard base images. To get started:

docker pull ghcr.io/projectnessie/nessie

You should see something like this:

Pulling from ghcr.io/projectnessie/nessie
0fd3b5213a9b: Already exists
aebb8c556853: Already exists
a50558612231: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:bda3dead4eb51a4c0ff87c7ce5a81ad49a37dd17d785f2549f4559f06cbf24d6
Status: Downloaded newer image for ghcr.io/projectnessie/nessie

Once the image is downloaded, you can start it with:

docker run -p 19120:19120 ghcr.io/projectnessie/nessie

You should see something like this:

Starting the Java application using /opt/jboss/container/java/run/run-java.sh ...
INFO exec -a "java" java -XX:MaxRAMPercentage=80.0 -XX:+UseParallelGC -XX:MinHeapFreeRatio=10 -XX:MaxHeapFreeRatio=20 -XX:GCTimeRatio=4 -XX:AdaptiveSizePolicyWeight=90 -XX:+ExitOnOutOfMemoryError -cp "." -jar /deployments/quarkus-run.jar 
INFO running in /deployments
 _   _               _         ____
| \ | |             (_)       / __ \
|  \| | ___  ___ ___ _  ___  / /__\/ ___ _ ____   _____ _ __
| . ` |/ _ \/ __/ __| |/ _ \ \___. \/ _ \ '__\ \ / / _ \ '__|
| |\  |  __/\__ \__ \ |  __/ /\__/ /  __/ |   \ V /  __/ |
\_| \_/\___||___/___/_|\___| \____/ \___|_|    \_/ \___|_|

                               https://projectnessie.org/

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2024-01-27 17:49:20,685 INFO  [org.pro.eve.ser.EventSubscribers] (main) Starting subscribers...
2024-01-27 17:49:20,685 INFO  [org.pro.eve.ser.EventSubscribers] (main) Done starting subscribers.
2024-01-27 17:49:20,820 INFO  [org.pro.qua.pro.sto.PersistProvider] (main) Creating/opening version store IN_MEMORY ...
2024-01-27 17:49:20,846 INFO  [org.pro.qua.pro.sto.PersistProvider] (main) Using IN_MEMORY version store, with 3903 MB objects cache
2024-01-27 17:49:20,876 INFO  [io.quarkus] (main) nessie-quarkus 0.73.0 on JVM (powered by Quarkus 3.5.0) started in 2.229s. Listening on: http://0.0.0.0:19120
2024-01-27 17:49:20,876 INFO  [io.quarkus] (main) Profile prod activated. 
2024-01-27 17:49:20,876 INFO  [io.quarkus] (main) Installed features: [agroal, amazon-dynamodb, cassandra-client, cdi, google-cloud-bigtable, hibernate-validator, jdbc-postgresql, logging-sentry, micrometer, mongodb-client, narayana-jta, oidc, opentelemetry, reactive-routes, resteasy, resteasy-jackson, security, security-properties-file, smallrye-context-propagation, smallrye-health, smallrye-openapi, swagger-ui, vertx]

Note

If you see a warning about OIDC Server is not available in the logs, you can safely ignore it for now. This happens in older Nessie versions because Nessie was configured to use OIDC by default to authenticate users, but no OIDC server was configured out of the box.

If you need to configure Nessie, you can do so by passing in environment variables. For example, you can change the port Nessie listens on by passing in the QUARKUS_HTTP_PORT environment variable:

docker run -p 19120:19120 ghcr.io/projectnessie/nessie

Check all the available configuration options in the configuration reference.

From there, you can use one of the three main Nessie integrations of:

You can also install the Nessie CLI/REPL.

curl -L -o nessie-cli-0.90.2-runner.jar \
  https://github.com/projectnessie/nessie/releases/download/nessie-0.90.2/nessie-cli-0.90.2-runner.jar