Get Started

How to get Pigsty?

It takes four steps to install Pigsty: Download, Bootstrap, Configure and Install.

Short Version

Prepare a new node with Linux x86_64 EL compatible OS, then run as a sudo-able user:

bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"  
cd ~/pigsty   # get pigsty source and entering dir
./bootstrap   # download bootstrap pkgs & ansible [optional]
./configure   # pre-check and config templating   [optional] 
./install.yml # install pigsty according to pigsty.yml

Then you will have a pigsty singleton node ready, with Web Services on port 80 and Postgres on port 5432.

Download via Git

You can also download pigsty source with git, don’t forget to checkout a specific version.

git clone;
cd pigsty; git checkout v2.0.0



  • Linux RHEL or other compatible distributions
  • Vendor: RHEL, CentOS, Rocky, AlmaLinux, …
  • Version: el7, el8, el9, and compatible releases
  • Please use fresh new nodes for installation to avoid meaningless issues


  • x86_64 architecture (aarch64 is not officially supported)
  • 1 core & 1 GB RAM (at least 2C/4G is recommended for meta node)
  • nopass ssh access to root or any sudo-able user


  • Ansible is required and will be installed during bootstrap procedure
  • You can also manually install it with yum, and epel-release enabled

HINT: Recommended Releases are CentOS 7.9 / RockyLinux 8.6 / RockyLinux 9.0, which are tested and verified.


You can get & extract pigsty source via the following command:

curl -fsSL  | bash

HINT: Get the latest beta release with getb instead of get.

Download Pigsty Source with Specific Version

If you want to download a specific version, use the following URLs:


For example, Pigsty v2.0.0 source can be acquired with:

curl -L -o ~/pigsty.tgz
curl -L -o ~/pigsty.tgz   # China CDN Mirror

Offline Packages

Pigsty downloads rpm packages from the upstream yum repo during installation. Which can be accelerated dramatically by using a local mirror: offline packages. It’s also extremely useful when you have no Internet available.

The bootstrap script will ask for download the corresponding offline package (--yes|--no) and setup everything up for you. You can also download it manually and put it under /tmp/pkg.tgz for later use.

Download offline packages manually
OS_VERSION=$(rpm -q --qf "%{VERSION}" $(rpm -q --whatprovides redhat-release) | grep -o '^[^.]\+')
ARCH=$(uname -m)
echo ${PKG_URL} && curl -L ${PKG_URL} -o /tmp/pkg.tgz

For example, Pigsty v2.0.0 on EL7.x86_64 will have the following packages:

curl -L  -o /tmp/pkg.tgz
curl -L -o /tmp/pkg.tgz  # China CDN Mirror

Not all combinations of OS and architecture are supported yet. Please check the official release page.


bootstrap script will make sure one thing: ansible is ready for using.

It will also download / extract / setup the offline packages if you choose to do so.

./boostrap [-p <path>=/tmp/pkg.tgz]   # offline pkg path (/tmp/pkg.tgz by default)
           [-y|--yes] [-n|--no]       # download packages or not? (ask by default)

HINT: bootstrap is OPTIONAL if you already have ansible and plan to download rpm packages from upstream directly.

bootstrap procedure detail
  1. Check preconditions

  2. Check local repo exists ?

    • Y -> create /etc/yum.repos.d/pigsty-local.repo to enable it
    • N -> Download offline package from the Internet?
      • Y -> Download from Github / CDN and extract & enable it
      • N -> Add basic os upstream repo file manually ?
        • Y -> add according to region / releasever
        • N -> leave it to user’s default configuration
  • Now we have an available repo for installing ansible
    • Precedence: local pkg.tgz > downloaded pkg.tgz > upstream > user provide
  1. install boot utils from the available repo

    • el7,8,9: nginx wget sshpass createrepo_c yum-utils
    • el8,9 extra: dnf-utils modulemd-tools python3-jmespath
  2. Check ansible availability.

bootstrap from local packages output

If /tmp/pkg.tgz already exists, bootstrap will use it directly:

bootstrap pigsty v2.0.0 begin
[ OK ] region = china
[ OK ] kernel = Linux
[ OK ] machine = x86_64
[ OK ] release = 7.9.2009
[ OK ] sudo = vagrant ok
[ OK ] cache = /tmp/pkg.tgz exists
[ OK ] repo = extract from /tmp/pkg.tgz
[ OK ] repo file = use /etc/yum.repos.d/pigsty-local.repo
[ OK ] repo cache = created
[ OK ] install el7 utils
....(yum install ansible output)
[ OK ] ansible = ansible 2.9.27
[ OK ] boostrap pigsty complete
proceed with ./configure
bootstrap download from internet output

Download pkg.tgz from Github and extract it:

bootstrap pigsty v2.0.0 begin
[ OK ] region = china
[ OK ] kernel = Linux
[ OK ] machine = x86_64
[ OK ] release = 7.9.2009
[ OK ] sudo = vagrant ok
[ IN ] Cache /tmp/pkg.tgz not exists, download? (y/n):
=> y
[ OK ] download from Github to /tmp/pkg.tgz
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  913M  100  913M    0     0   661k      0  0:23:33  0:23:33 --:--:--  834k
[ OK ] repo = extract from /tmp/pkg.tgz
[ OK ] repo file = use /etc/yum.repos.d/pigsty-local.repo
[ OK ] repo cache = created
[ OK ] install el7 utils
...... (yum install createrepo_c sshpass unzip output) 
 Package                        Arch                Version                       Repository                 Size
 createrepo_c                   x86_64              0.10.0-20.el7                 pigsty-local               65 k
 sshpass                        x86_64              1.06-2.el7                    pigsty-local               21 k
 unzip                          x86_64              6.0-24.el7_9                  pigsty-local              172 k
Installing for dependencies:
 createrepo_c-libs              x86_64              0.10.0-20.el7                 pigsty-local               89 k

Transaction Summary
...... (yum install ansible output)
 Package                                      Arch            Version                 Repository             Size
 ansible                                      noarch          2.9.27-1.el7            pigsty-local           17 M
Installing for dependencies:
 PyYAML                                       x86_64          3.10-11.el7             pigsty-local          153 k
 libyaml                                      x86_64          0.1.4-11.el7_0          pigsty-local           55 k
 python-babel                                 noarch          0.9.6-8.el7             pigsty-local          1.4 M
 python-backports                             x86_64          1.0-8.el7               pigsty-local          5.8 k
 python-backports-ssl_match_hostname          noarch           pigsty-local           13 k
 python-cffi                                  x86_64          1.6.0-5.el7             pigsty-local          218 k
 python-enum34                                noarch          1.0.4-1.el7             pigsty-local           52 k
 python-idna                                  noarch          2.4-1.el7               pigsty-local           94 k
 python-ipaddress                             noarch          1.0.16-2.el7            pigsty-local           34 k
 python-jinja2                                noarch          2.7.2-4.el7             pigsty-local          519 k
 python-markupsafe                            x86_64          0.11-10.el7             pigsty-local           25 k
 python-paramiko                              noarch          2.1.1-9.el7             pigsty-local          269 k
 python-ply                                   noarch          3.4-11.el7              pigsty-local          123 k
 python-pycparser                             noarch          2.14-1.el7              pigsty-local          104 k
 python-setuptools                            noarch          0.9.8-7.el7             pigsty-local          397 k
 python-six                                   noarch          1.9.0-2.el7             pigsty-local           29 k
 python2-cryptography                         x86_64          1.7.2-2.el7             pigsty-local          502 k
 python2-httplib2                             noarch          0.18.1-3.el7            pigsty-local          125 k
 python2-jmespath                             noarch          0.9.4-2.el7             pigsty-local           41 k
 python2-pyasn1                               noarch          0.1.9-7.el7             pigsty-local          100 k

Transaction Summary
[ OK ] ansible = ansible 2.9.27
[ OK ] boostrap pigsty complete
proceed with ./configure


configure will create a pigsty.yml config file according to your environment.

./configure [-n|--non-interactive] [-i|--ip <ipaddr>] [-m|--mode <name>] [-r|--region <default|china|europe>]
  • -m|--mode: Generate config from templates according to mode: (auto|demo|sec|citus|el8|el9|...)
  • -i|--ip: Replace IP address placeholder with your primary ipv4 address of current node.
  • -r|--region: Set upstream repo mirror according to region (default|china|europe)
  • -n|--non-interactive: skip interactive wizard and using default/arg values

When -n|--non-interactive is specified, you have to specify a primary IP address with -i|--ip <ipaddr> in case of multiple IP address, since there’s no default value for primary IP address in this case.

?> HINT: configure is OPTIONAL if you know how to configure pigsty manually.

configure example output
[vagrant@meta pigsty]$ ./configure
configure pigsty v2.0.0 begin
[ OK ] region = china
[ OK ] kernel = Linux
[ OK ] machine = x86_64
[ OK ] sudo = vagrant ok
[ OK ] ssh = vagrant@ ok
[WARN] Multiple IP address candidates found:
    (1)	    inet brd scope global noprefixroute dynamic eth0
    (2)	    inet brd scope global noprefixroute eth1
[ OK ] primary_ip = (from demo)
[ OK ] admin = vagrant@ ok
[ OK ] mode = demo (vagrant demo)
[ OK ] config = demo @
[ OK ] ansible = ansible 2.9.27
[ OK ] configure pigsty done
proceed with ./install.yml


You can run install.yml to perform a full installation on current node

./install.yml    # install everything in one-pass

It’s a standard ansible playbook, you can have fine-grained control with ansible options:

  • -l: limit execution targets
  • -t: limit execution tasks
  • -e: passing extra args

Check playbooks for more available functionalities.

WARNING: It’s very DANGEROUS to run install.yml on existing deployment!

Installation Output Example
[vagrant@meta pigsty]$ ./install.yml

PLAY [IDENTITY] ********************************************************************************************************************************

TASK [node_id : get node fact] *****************************************************************************************************************
changed: []
changed: []
changed: []
changed: []
PLAY RECAP **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************                : ok=288  changed=215  unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=64   rescued=0    ignored=0                : ok=263  changed=194  unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=88   rescued=0    ignored=1                : ok=263  changed=194  unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=88   rescued=0    ignored=1                : ok=153  changed=121  unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=53   rescued=0    ignored=1
localhost                  : ok=3    changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=4    rescued=0    ignored=0


Once installed, you’ll have 4 module INFRA, NODE, ETCD , PGSQL installed on the current node.

  • INFRA: Monitoring infrastructure can be accessed via http://<ip>:80
  • PGSQL: PostgreSQL cluster can be accessed via default PGURL: postgres://dbuser_meta:DBUser.Meta@<ip>:5432/meta

There are several services are exposed by Nginx (configured by infra_portal):

Component Port Domain Comment Public Demo
Nginx 80 h.pigsty Web Service Portal, Repo
AlertManager 9093 a.pigsty Alter Aggregator
Grafana 3000 g.pigsty Grafana Dashboard Home
Prometheus 9090 p.pigsty Prometheus Web UI

You can configure public domain names for these infra services or just use local static DNS records & resolver. e.g., write records to /etc/hosts and access via DNS.

If nginx_sslmode is set to enabled or enforced, you can trust self-signed ca: files/pki/ca/ca.crt to use https in your browser.

http://g.pigsty ️-> (nginx) -> (grafana)

Default credential for grafana: username: admin, password: pigsty


You can deploy & monitor more clusters with pigsty: add more nodes to pigsty.yml and run corresponding playbooks:

bin/node-add   pg-test      # init 3 nodes of cluster pg-test
bin/pgsql-add  pg-test      # init HA PGSQL Cluster pg-test
bin/redis-add  redis-ms     # init redis cluster redis-ms

Check PGSQL, NODE, and REDIS for detail.

Last modified 2023-02-27: add v2.0 images and docs (5b09f12)