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Setup instructions

These setup instructions will help you setup and run the Mercury Demo.


  1. A valid sitecore license xml file.
  2. Windows 10 64 bit build 18362.* (press windows key, type in run, hit enter, type in winver, hit enter to check), for higher versions see here.
  3. CPU with support for virtualisation (VT-x or AMD-V).
  4. ~30GB of free space, you probably want a decent internet speed as well to download this.
  5. 16GB of RAM, less may work but is untested.
  6. Ports 80, 4200, 5000 and 5010 should be free. If another application uses these ports you will get a similar error to the one below:
ERROR: for sitecore  Cannot start service sitecore: failed to create endpoint mercurydemoweb_sitecore_1 on network nat: hnsCall failed in Win32: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (0x20)

Setting up the demo environment

  1. Put the docker-compose.yml and setup.ps1 in a folder of choice. These files are needed to start the environment so don't delete these.
  2. Place license file in C:\license folder
  3. Open up a powershell with admin rights, navigate to this folder (cd <insertpath to folder here>) and run ./setup.ps1 -ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted
    • Your computer may be asked restart multiple times.
  4. Switch docker to Windows Containers by clicking on Switch to Windows containers in the menu that appears when you right click on Docker Desktop in the hidden icons panel that can be located near your clock.

Using the demo environment

  1. Open up a powershell terminal and navigate to the folder where you put the docker-compose.yml.
  2. Run az login to generate a login token and then az acr login --name avivasolutionsnl to gain access to our docker images.
    • az login will open up a browser window where you can login. If you use the Edge browser it will hang at the login process. This step should work with the Chrome browser.
  3. Run docker-compose up. The first time this can take a while as it has to download the environment, once downloaded you can skip step 2 the next time.
  4. Now you can go to the following urls:
  5. You can stop the environment with docker-compose down.

Updating the demo environment (for when new versions of the demo are released)

  1. Open a powershell and run az acr login --name avivasolutionsnl.
  2. Navigate to the folder with the docker-compose.yml and run docker-compose pull. This can take a while.

Known issues

In Experience Profile's Activity tab, a {{Sitename}} can be found in the event URL instead of mercury-food.

This will happen for sessions that are started right after starting the docker containers. Please wait 3 minutes before accessing the storefront if a functional Experience Profile is desired for your session.

Running a not compatible Windows version

We currently only support Windows Host OS versions that are compatible with a Windows Server 2019 Builds 18362.* Container OS version, see for a full compatiblity list.
This basically means that you need Windows Server 2019 Builds 18362.*, Windows 10, version 1903 Builds 18362.*. On higher versions Hyper-V isolation is required, to use this configure ISOLATION=hyperv in the .env environment file.

NB. Hyper-V isolation requires more RAM memory.