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Essential Docker

An on-premise solution for accessing Essential.

About Essential Docker

This solution allows organisations to host their own private deployment of Essential Cloud on their own infrastructure. It is ideal for scenarios where regulations or policies may restrict an organisation’s access to cloud-based solutions.

  Please note that you will require a valid subscription and license keys for Essential Docker to use this software.

Pre-Requisites

Default Data Store – v6.19.2

The default configuration of the databases and accounts for Essential Docker. This file is required for new deployments during installation.

Download Last updated: 2024-01-11

Documentation (New Deployments)

Installation and Setup instructions Essential Docker (New Deployment Only)

Download Last updated: 2023-07-25

Essential Docker Scripts – v6.19.9

The scripts required to install and manage Essential Docker. This file is required during installation.

Download Last updated: 2024-06-05

Upgrade Documentation

Upgrade Guide for Essential Docker (Existing Essential Docker Customers)

Download Last updated: 2024-04-30


Latest Version

Essential Docker v6.19.9

Release Date:
5th June 2024

Release Notes:
The 6.19.9 release is a minor update which aligns Essential Docker with our Essential Cloud software. See the Essential Cloud release notes page for more details. There is no meta-model update required for this release.

Docker Specific Updates

  • Security patches
  • Improved memory management
  • Essential Docker specific news feed on dashboard
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Essential Docker customers can now update the meta-model directly from the System Administration > System Updates screen.

By downloading the Essential Docker, you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of the Essential Docker Contract. Any alteration(s) to the standard terms and conditions must be with the express and prior approval of EAS.


Previous Versions

Latest Version

Essential Docker v6.19.4

Release Date:
29th February 2024

Release Notes:
The 6.19.4 release is a minor update which aligns Essential Docker with our Essential Cloud software. See the Essential Cloud release notes page for more details. There is no meta-model update required for this release.


Essential Docker v6.19.2

Release Date:
11th January 2024

Release Notes:
The 6.19.2 release is a minor update which aligns Essential Docker with our Essential Cloud software. See the Essential Cloud release notes page for more details

Notable Features:

  • Refreshed Data Management user interface with new typography and iconography
    • Easy access repository switching. No need to go back to Dashboard to change context
    • Faster and smoother experience
    • Dark mode support
  • New pre-built Editors in the Editor Builder Library
  • Introducing a new AI-powered “Suggest” feature as an Editor Builder component. (DUP required – see release notes)
  • Dynamic Query Tool is more robust
  • Huge number of bug fixes and improvements

Essential Docker v6.18.9

Release Date:
26th September 2023

Release Notes:
The 6.18.9 release is a minor update which aligns Essential Docker with our Essential Cloud software. See the Essential Cloud release notes page for more details


Essential Docker v6.18.8b

Release Date:
7th September 2023

Release Notes:
The 6.18.8b release is a minor update which patches a potential security vulnerability with Essential Docker.


Essential Docker v6.18.7

Release Date:
16th August 2023

Release Notes:
The 6.18.7 release is a minor update which has improvements to usability, performance and security across all components of the Essential platform. It aligns Essential Docker with the current version of Essential Cloud and includes all the interim releases (e.g. 6.18.2, 6.18.3, etc)

Notable Features:

See the Essential release notes  for more details.


Essential Docker v6.18.1

Release Date: 8th June 2023

Release Notes: The 6.18.1 release is a minor update which has improvements to usability, performance and security across all components of the Essential platform.

Notable Features:


Essential Docker v6.17.1

Release Date: 28th February 2023

Release Notes: The 6.17 release is a minor update which has improvements to usability, performance and security across all components of the Essential platform.

Note: There is no meta-model update for this release.

Notable Features:

  • See the Essential 6.17 release notes for more details
  • If you have custom views, you should review the library updates in the release notes to understand if you need to change any file paths for this release. You can review the latest Viewer release on our GitHub site. Essential Viewer 6.17

Essential Docker v6.16.6

Release Date: 23rd November 2022

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.16.6 of Essential Docker and is a major release over v6.15 which improves performance, security and adds new features to Essential Docker.

Note: If your environment is not already at version 6.15, you must apply all the update packs in the correct order. Click here to download the update pack(s).

IMPORTANT! You must download the updated Essential Docker Scripts (above) to correctly deploy and start this version. This version will not function with the previous scripts.

Notable Features:

  • UPDATE: 6.16.6 contains some minor fixes and improvements. We recommend you upgrade to this version.
  • UPDATE: 6.16.3 contains some minor fixes. This is an optional upgrade if you are impacted by any of the issues resolved
    • Fixes an issue when doing a publish, any pre-cached reference API data was not being created or stored in the reference database.
    • Fixes various issues relating to rate limiting
    • Fixed recursive issue in Utility v3 API when printing external ref links
  • UPDATE: 6.16.2 contains important fixes for all Essential Docker customers. We strongly encourage you to upgrade to this version.
    • 6.16.2b contains a fix where an internal service (Kafka) fails to start
    • Fixes issues where customers cannot use the Protege Import feature
    • Fixes SQL database issues
  • See the Essential 6.16 release notes for more details
  • This release also contains patches up to v6.16.2. See the monthly patch notes for further details
  • Custom memory configuration (optional feature for advanced customers only)
    • Customers can now optionally configure the memory and some other parameters for some infrastructure components used within the container (e.g. Tomcat, MySQL, etc)
    • A new /eipdata/config/ folder is created with two files. One dedicated to MySQL and another for other components. A restart is required after changing these values.
    • This is an advanced feature and should only be changed by users with sufficient technical knowledge to understand the impact of these changes.
    • Incorrectly modifying this file can cause the container to fail to start

Essential Docker v6.16.1

Release Date: 14th September 2022

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.16.1 of Essential Docker and is a major release which improves performance, security and adds new features to Essential Docker.

Note: If your environment is not already at version 6.15, you must apply all the update packs in the correct order. Click here to download the update pack(s).

IMPORTANT! You must download the updated Essential Docker Scripts (above) to correctly deploy and start this version. This version will not function with the previous scripts.

Notable Features:

  • See the Essential 6.16 release notes for more details
  • This release also contains patches up to v6.16.1. See the monthly patch notes for further details
  • Custom memory configuration (optional feature for advanced customers only)
    • Customers can now optionally configure the memory and some other parameters for some infrastructure components used within the container (e.g. Tomcat, MySQL, etc)
    • A new /eipdata/config/ folder is created with two files. One dedicated to MySQL and another for other components. A restart is required after changing these values.
    • This is an advanced feature and should only be changed by users with sufficient technical knowledge to understand the impact of these changes.
    • Incorrectly modifying this file can cause the container to fail to start

Essential Docker v6.15.10

Release Date: 18th May 2022

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.15.10 of Essential Docker and is a minor release which fixes some startup issues for new customers

Notable Features:

  • See the Essential 6.15 release notes for more details
  • This release also contains patches upto v6.15.10. See the monthly patch notes for further details

Essential Docker v6.15.8

Release Date: 9th May 2022

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.15.8 of Essential Docker and is a major release which improves performance, security and adds new features to Essential Docker.

Note: If your environment is not already at version 6.14, you must apply all the update packs in the correct order. Click here to download the update pack(s).

IMPORTANT: You must download the updated Essential Docker Scripts (above) to correctly deploy and start this version and review the updated upgrade documentation

Notable Features:

  • New style Application Dependencies View
  • Improved Editor and REST API performance
  • Faster Out-of-the-Box Data Set APIs
  • Security Patches
  • See the Essential 6.15 release notes for more details
  • This release also contains patches upto v6.15.8. See the monthly patch notes for further details

Essential Docker v6.14.10

Release Date: 21st December 2021

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.14.10 of Essential and is a maintenance release which improves performance and security for Essential Docker.

Note: If your environment is not already at version 6.14, you must apply all the update packs in the correct order. Click here to download the update pack(s).

You must download the updated Essential Docker Scripts (above) to correctly deploy and start this version and review the updated upgrade documentation

Notable Features:

  • Adds support for a new Viewer Configurator report.
  • Adds support for a new Business Domain Summary report.
  • Security and Performance Improvements across the whole platform
  • See the Essential monthly release notes for more details
  • Important: If your organisation makes use of the Business Capability Dashboard then you MUST apply the 6.14.5 update pack to allow this view to function correctly.

Essential Docker v6.14.4

Release Date: 8th October 2021

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.14.4 of Essential and is a maintenance release which improves performance, security and adds new features to Essential Docker.

Note: If your environment is not already at version 6.13, you must apply all the update packs in the correct order. Click here to download the update pack(s).

You must download the updated Essential Docker Scripts (above) to correctly deploy and start this version and review the updated upgrade documentation

Important: If you are currently running a version prior to 6.11, this release permanently upgrades the database which means it is not possible to revert to a previous Essential Docker build once the upgrade process starts. It is important therefore to keep a copy of the current 6.10 eipdata folder, scripts and container in a safe place in case of any issues during the upgrade.

Notable Features:

  • New View – Lifecycle Editor
  • Filterable Views
    • Application Capability Catalogue (Name / Table)
    • Application Provider Catalogue (Name)
    • Business Capability Catalogue (Name / Table)
    • Business Process Catalogue (Name)
    • Business Capability Analysis Dashboard
  • Import Utility fixes for rare cases where DUP will not generate correctly
  • Security and Performance Improvements across the whole platform
  • See the Essential v6.14 release notes for more details

Essential Docker v6.13.3

Release Date: 7th July 2021

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.13 of Essential and is a major release which improves performance, security and adds new features to Essential Docker. This release also includes updates from a previously unreleased version 6.12 therefore you should apply the version 6.11 > 6.12 update pack to gain access to the Views, Editors and Meta-Model changes in this release.

Note: If your environment is not already at version 6.11, you must apply all the update packs in the correct order. Click here to download the update pack(s).

You must download the updated Essential Docker Scripts (above) to correctly deploy and start this version and review the updated upgrade documentation

Important: If you are currently running a version prior to 6.11, this release permanently upgrades the database which means it is not possible to revert to a previous Essential Docker build once the upgrade process starts. It is important therefore to keep a copy of the current 6.10 eipdata folder, scripts and container in a safe place in case of any issues during the upgrade.

Notable Features:

  • New Viewer – Support: Launchpad Generator
  • XSL HTML caching – This feature creates a per-user cache of the HTML which significantly improves performance when visiting Views on subsequent visits.
  • Fix to allow SAML authenticated users change Import Utility reference repository
  • Improved handling of special characters across the whole Viewer application
  • Viewer performance optimisations and improved resiliency under load
  • UPDATE 6.13.1 – Fixes an issue where Editors may perform slowly in certain scenarios
  • UPDATE 6.13.3 – Includes updates from 6.13.3 Monthly Update
  • See the Essential v6.12 AND v6.13 release notes for more details

Essential Docker v6.11.3

Release Date: 13th November 2020

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.11.3 of Essential and is a major release which improves performance, security and adds new features to Essential Docker. You should apply the version 6.10 > 6.11 update pack AND the v6.11 > v6.11.1 update pack to gain access to the Views, Editors and Meta-Model changes in this release.

Notable Features:

  • Version 6.11 Viewer and Meta-Model
  • 4 New Editors
    • Business Scenario Analysis Editor
    • Business Capability Model Editor
    • Business Capability Model Editor
    • Technology Reference Model Editor
  • 3 New Views
    • Application Design Authority View
    • Business Process Hierarchy View
    • Enterprise Architecture Navigator View
  • Audit Log (beta)
  • Single sign-out and working across devices & browsers
  • See Essential v6.11 release notes for more details

Essential Docker v6.10.4

Release Date: 1st September 2020

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.10.4 of Essential and is a minor release which addresses an issue where imported data could be incorrectly mapped. You should apply the version 6.9 > 6.10 update pack AND the v6.10 > v6.10.4 update pack to gain access to the Views, Editors and Meta-Model changes in this release.

Notable Features:

  • Version 6.10 Viewer and Meta-Model
  • 2 New Editors
    • Supplier and Contract Editor
    • Simple Instance Editor
  • 2 New Views
    • Cost Analysis View
    • Cost Summary View
  • Extensive improvements for handling special characters in Views
  • Various Performance and stability improvements
  • v6.10.2 Update: Minor Viewer bug fixes for Reference Models
  • v6.10.3 Update: Fixes bug where Essential Docker would not start without internet access
  • v6.10.4 Update: Fixes bug where imported data could be incorrectly mapped
  • See Essential v6.10 release notes for more details

Essential Docker v6.10.3

Release Date: 20th July 2020

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.10.3 of Essential and is a minor release which provides extensive foundational support for future capabilities including a much requested Audit capability to be launched later this year. You should apply the version 6.9 > 6.10 update to gain access to the Views, Editors and Meta-Model changes in this release.

Notable Features:

  • Version 6.10 Viewer and Meta-Model
  • 2 New Editors
    • Supplier and Contract Editor
    • Simple Instance Editor
  • 2 New Views
    • Cost Analysis View
    • Cost Summary View
  • Extensive improvements for handling special characters in Views
  • Various Performance and stability improvements
  • v6.10.2 Update: Minor Viewer bug fixes for Reference Models
  • v6.10.3 Update: Fixes bug where Essential Docker would not start without internet access
  • See Essential v6.10 release notes for more details

Essential Docker v6.9

Important: Starting from this release, the version number of Essential Docker with align with Essential Cloud. This means that Essential Docker v6.9 is the successor to Essential Docker v2.1.1. We hope this brings some clarity and consistency for users of Essential Docker as we aim to reduce the window between the two releases.

Release Date: 20th April 2020

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.9 of Essential and is a major release focused primarily on performance and security. You should apply the version 6.8 > 6.9 update to gain access to the Views, Editors and Meta-Model changes in this release.

Notable Features:

  • Version 6.9 Viewer and Meta-Model
  • 3 New Views
    • Business Capability to Plans Tree
    • Business Capability – Application Fit
    • Business Application Footprint
  • New XSL Data APIs
  • Various Performance and stability improvements
  • See Essential v6.9 release notes for more details

Essential Docker v2.1.1

Release Date: 18th February 2020

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.8 of Essential and contains new Editor forms as well as bug fixes from the 6.7 and 6.8 releases.

You should apply the version 6.5 > 6.7 and the 6.7 > 6.8 updates to gain access to the Views, Editors and Meta-Model changes in this release.

Notable Features:

  • Version 6.8 Viewer and Meta-Model
  • We’re introducing 3 new, much-requested, Editor Forms in version 6.8
    • Business Process Editor
    • Technology Product Editor
    • Technology Type Editor
  • See Essential v6.7 release notes and the Essential v6.8 release notes for more details
  • Fixes an issue where some customers were unable to publish
  • Fixes an issue where some customers were unable to set default values for new users

Essential Docker v2.0.1

Release Date: 11th Sept 2019

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.6 of Essential and introduces new Ideation, Commenting and Strategic Management & Innovation Capability concepts

Notable Features:

  • Version 6.6 Viewer and Meta-Model
  • Create and Manage Business Needs and Ideas directly from Essential Viewer
  • Added threaded commenting on Objects and Views
  • User Interface styling updates
  • See Essential v6.6 release notes for more details

Essential Docker v1.8

Release Date: 31st July 2019

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.5 of Essential plus additional Essential Docker hot-fixes and security patches.

Notable Features:

  • Version 6.5 Viewer
  • Essential API
  • Essential NoSQL Database
  • 5 New Views
  • Support for Roadmap Enablement feature
  • ISO Date Support
  • i18n Catalog Support
  • Major Javascript Library Changes
  • Improved Meta Model support for Business Standards, Lifecycle Modeling, Project Modeling
  • Bug Fixes and Improvements
  • See Essential Cloud v6.5 release notes for more details

Essential Docker v1.5

Release Date: 11th March 2019

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.4 of Essential plus additional Essential Docker hot-fixes and security patches.

Notable Features:

  • Version 6.4 Viewer
  • Support for SAML authentication
  • Updated Import Utility UI
  • Read more for further details

Essential Docker v1.4 (limited release)

Release Date: 21st Feb 2019

Release Notes: This release contains version 6.4 of Essential plus additional Essential Docker hot-fixes.

Known Issues or Limitations: SAML is not currently supported as an authentication option.


Essential Docker v1.3

Release Date: 29th June 2018

Release Notes: This version is the initial public release.

Known Issues or Limitations: SAML is not currently supported as an authentication option.

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