Install c4

This section describes how to install Exasol Deployment Tool (c4) on AWS.


AMI running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or 22.04 LTS with jq JSON processor installed

Download and Install c4

Download c4 from the Exasol Download Portal.

The c4 binary is self-contained and does not require any additional installation steps after downloading.

To run c4 commands, enter <path_to_c4_binary>/c4 <command> in a Linux terminal window.

If you add the path to the c4 binary to your PATH variable you do not have to prefix c4 commands with the path. For information about how to modify PATH, refer to the documentation for your Linux distribution. In the following examples, the c4 commands are run without a path prefix.

Update c4

To update c4, download the latest version and run the installation. The installer will automatically overwrite an existing version in the same directory. Any existing local configuration files will be left unaltered.

Verify Installation

To verify that c4 has been correctly installed and is accessible, use c4 --version or c4 -v.

$ c4 --version
c4 version 0.4.10

Next Steps

Once c4 has been installed you must set some configuration parameters before you can use it to create and manage Exasol deployments. For more information, see Configure c4 for AWS.