»Constraints and Limitations
This topic describes the differences between HCP Waypoint and the self-managed open source version and describes the constraints and limitations associated with HCP Waypoint.
The Waypoint server and UI are centrally managed as a highly-available service in HCP. This alleviates the burden of maintaining, upgrading, and scaling these components. Additionally, HashiCorp continuously updates HCP Waypoint servers with features and bugfixes.
Other components, however, are not suitable for this model. For example, the CLI must run on developer machines, the custom entrypoint binary must run with the applications, and runners require privileged infrastructure access.
The following features are only available in the self-managed OSS version of Waypoint:
execcommand enables Waypoint to execute commands in the context of a deployed application. Refer to the Waypoint
execcommand documentation for additional information.
- Trigger URLs: Trigger URLs are pre-configured Waypoint lifecycle operations for execution inside continuous integration (CI) environments. Refer to About Waypoint Triggers for additional information.
- Waypoint URL service: The Waypoint URL service provides a free, public URL hosted by HashiCorp. The URL has a valid TLS certificate and has a
HCP Waypoint is currently in public beta. You are welcome to sign up to create a project in HCP Waypoint. The following constraints and limitations apply during the beta phase.
- HCP Waypoint does not have an SLA or production-grade guarantee of availability. We do not recommend using HCP Waypoint for critical applications.
- HCP Waypoint does not offer enterprise support. We provide best-effort support during business hours in US time zones. If you experience an issue with the HCP Waypoint that requires support, complete the support request form to file a ticket.
HCP Waypoint environment may be updated at any time during beta. HashiCorp does not guarantee uptime or the update schedule, but we do our best to notify you in advance and prior to making any updates to HCP Waypoint.