The easiest way to start using Management Center is to run the official Management Center Docker image.
docker run --rm -p 8080:8080 hazelcast/management-center:5.1-SNAPSHOT
Please see more details at DockerHub.
To start using the Management Center without Docker:
Download the Hazelcast Management Center package.
Start the Management Center service.
Launch the Management Center user interface.
Hazelcast Management Center is included in the Hazelcast download package. You can download it from the download page of the Hazelcast website.
When a new version of Hazelcast is released, it comes with a compatible version of Management Center.
There may be times when a new Management Center version is released before a new version of Hazelcast. In that case, you may download the new Management Center from its download page as a separate package.
If you need to use the most recent development version of Management Center, then you can run it by using the
tag in Docker:
docker run --rm -p 8080:8080 --pull=always hazelcast/management-center:latest-snapshot
Alternatively, you can download it from https://download.hazelcast.com/management-center/management-center-latest-snapshot.zip or https://download.hazelcast.com/management-center/management-center-latest-snapshot.tar.gz .
In these cases, it can be useful to query the build information to be able to tell what revision are you using.
You have the following options to start the Management Center service:
Start Hazelcast Management Center from the command line.
Use the scripts that come with the download package.
Deploy the file
hazelcast-management-center-5.1-SNAPSHOT.waron your Java application server/servlet container.
For all the starting options you can preconfigure a cluster in Management Center by setting the following environment variables:
MC_DEFAULT_CLUSTER_MEMBERSvariable should contain a comma-separated list of the cluster member addresses.
MC_DEFAULT_CLUSTERvariable should contain the cluster name and defaults to
devif not provided.
Extract the Hazelcast or Management Center package.
The extracted directory, i.e.,
You can start this file directly from the command line using the following command:
java -jar hazelcast-management-center-5.1-SNAPSHOT.jar
The above command starts the Hazelcast Management Center service on port 8080 with the root context path (
You can use
command line options to start Management Center on a different port and
java -Dhazelcast.mc.http.port=8083 -Dhazelcast.mc.contextPath='hazelcast-mc' -jar hazelcast-management-center-5.1-SNAPSHOT.jar
The above command starts Management Center on port
8083 and context path
You can access it by opening
http://localhost:8083/hazelcast-mc in your browser.
The next step is to let Management Center know the Hazelcast cluster member addresses as explained in the Connecting to the Clusters chapter.
For the options you can provide when starting with the command line, see Configuring Management Center. For example, you can learn about topics including how to start with a license or extra classpath, how to configure the security, disk usage, update interval or logging.
Instead of starting at the command line, you can deploy the Management Center to your application server (Tomcat, Jetty, etc.).
After the above steps are completed, let’s quickly open Management Center with the default settings.
Assuming that you have started your Hazelcast clusters each including a single member on
your local machine (localhost) and started the Management Center service on
follow the below instructions:
http://localhost:8080using your preferred browser. +. Select Dev Mode as the security provider, and click Enable (note: this configuration is not recommended for production environments as it skips the requirement for login credentials)
This will take you to the Cluster Connections page. Click on the blue + button to define the connection Management Center will use to your Hazelcast cluster:
Fill in the Cluster Name (this needs to be an exact match.
devis the default Cluster name)
Fill in one or more of the members' address details. If the cluster is running on your laptop, then this will be
Click on the Connect button to save the configuration and connect to the cluster.
On the Cluster Connections page, click the View Cluster button to go to that cluster’s dashboard as shown below:
See Launching the Management Center User Interface for more details.
See the Hazelcast documentation for information on starting Hazelcast clusters.
Further details on the Dev Mode option for development or evaluation purposes that provides quick access to Management Center without requiring any security credentials, see the Dev Mode section for details.