Download and installation¶
Hoverfly comes with a command line interface called hoverctl. Archives containing the Hoverfly and hoverctl binaries are available for the major operating systems and architectures.
Download the correct archive, extract the binaries and place them in a directory on your PATH.
If you have homebrew, you can install Hoverfly using the
brew install SpectoLabs/tap/hoverfly
To upgrade your existing hoverfly to the latest release:
brew upgrade hoverfly
To show which versions are installed in your machine:
brew list --versions hoverfly
You can switch to a previously installed version as well:
brew switch hoverfly <version>
To remove old versions :
brew cleanup hoverfly
If you have Docker, you can run Hoverfly using the
docker run -d -p 8888:8888 -p 8500:8500 spectolabs/hoverfly:latest
This will run the latest version of the Hoverfly Docker image.
You can also pass Hoverfly configuration flags when starting with Docker. For example if you need to run Hoverfly in webserver mode:
docker run -d -p 8888:8888 -p 8500:8500 spectolabs/hoverfly:latest -webserver
This Docker image does not contain hoverctl. Our recommendation is to have hoverctl on your host machine and then configure hoverctl to use the newly started Hoverfly Docker instance as a new target.
For a tutorial of creating a new target in hoverctl, see Controlling a remote Hoverfly instance with hoverctl.
You can use Helm to install Hoverfly directly to your Kubernetes cluster. Hoverfly chart is available from the official Helm incubator repo.
helm repo add to add the incubator repo if you haven’t done so:
helm repo add incubator https://kubernetes-charts-incubator.storage.googleapis.com/
Here is the command for a basic Hoverfly installation with the default settings:
helm install incubator/hoverfly
The default installation create a
ClusterIP type service, which makes it only reachable from within the cluster.
After the installation, you can use port forwarding to access the application on localhost:
kubectl port-forward $HOVERFLY_POD_NAME 8888 8500
You can find the
HOVERFLY_POD_NAME by doing
kubectl get pod
See more details on Helm Charts project.