FAQ

How can I run offline? 

Download your key locally and run the command:

LFILE=`cat license.json`
docker run --rm -it -p 3030:3030 -e LICENSE="$LFILE" lensesio/box:latest

How much memory to allocate to Box? 

The Box is running multiple services. the recommendation is 5GB of RAM, although it can operate with even less than 4GB (your mileage might vary).

To reduce the memory footprint, it is possible to disable some connectors and shrink the Kafka Connect heap size by applying these options (choose connectors to keep) to the docker run command:

-e DISABLE=azure-documentdb,blockchain,bloomberg,cassandra,coap,druid,elastic,elastic5,ftp,hazelcast,hbase,influxdb,jms,kudu,mongodb,mqtt,redis,rethink,voltdb,yahoo,hdfs,jdbc,elasticsearch,s3,twitter
-e CONNECT_HEAP=512m

Can I connect Box to my Kafka Cluster? 

Lenses Box is optimized for development and includes a single broker Kafka environment. However, you can connect Lenses against your existing setup. Lenses is compatible with all popular Kafka distributions and clouds.

Contact our team to help

Why does my box have topics? 

To make your experience better, we have pre-configured a set of synthetic data generators to get streaming data out of the box. By default the Docker image will launch the data generators; however you can have them off by setting the environment variable -e SAMPLEDATA=0 in the docker run command.

Is box free? 

Yes.

You will need a free key to operate which will need to be renewed after 6 months.

Is box open source? 

Yes. The docker image is open sourced. View on GitHub