- JRE or JDK 1.8+
- At least 256MB of available system memory
- Linux or macOS
Download the installer. From the terminal, navigate to the location where you want to install Concourse and download the installer for the latest version:
curl -o concourse-server.bin -L http://concoursedb.com/download/latest
Run the installer. Execute the downloaded
.binfile. You’ll be prompted to enter an administrator password so the installer can add the Concourse scripts and log files to your $PATH. This is recommended but not required. If you don’t want this level of system integration, simply press CTRL+C at the prompt.
Start Concourse. Concourse ships with reasonable default configuration so you can use it right out-the-box! If necessary, you can configure how Concourse runs by editing the conf/concourse.prefs configuration file located in Concourse’s home directory.
You can also quickly get started with Concourse using one of our provided Docker images.
concourse with a persistent/shared data directory#
NOTE: The above command will run Concourse in the foreground. To run in the background, add a
-d flag immediately after the
docker run command.
Modifying the configuration#
You can add or modifiy any configuration that would normally go in the
conf/concourse.prefs file using environment variables that are passed to the docker container.
Simply UPPERCASE the preference key and prepend it with
CONCOURSE_. For example, you can modify the
heap_size preference by passing an environment variable named
CONCOURSE_HEAP_SIZE to the docker container.
You can spin up an ad-hoc docker container running
concourse shell to connect to the dockerized Concourse instance.
Running client-side CLIs#
concourse shell any client-side CLIs (e.g. those that can be run from a remote machine) can be dockerized using an ad-hoc container that is linked to the dockerized Concourse instance.
For example, you can perform an interactive import that reads input from the command line:
And, you can similary import a file from the host machine to the dockerized Concourse instance:
Running server-side CLIs#
You can run server-side CLIs (e.g. those that must be run from the same machine as Concourse) by leveraging the
docker exec functionality on the container running Concourse.
For example, you can call the
concourse users sessions command: