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Install TeamCity Server on Linux or macOS

Download TeamCity Server

Go to the JetBrains website and download the .tar.gz distribution with the "portable" version of the TeamCity server.

Or, you can install it from a Docker image. All the information related to the TeamCity Server Docker images is described on Docker Hub.

Specifics of the .tar.gz distribution:

  • It includes a Tomcat version tested to work fine with the respective version of TeamCity. You can use an alternative Tomcat version, but other combinations are not guaranteed to work correctly.

  • It is possible to configure the installation by changing the startup script and JRE options.

  • It comes bundled with a build agent distribution and a startup script which allows for easy TeamCity server evaluation with one agent.

  • It comes bundled with the devPackage for the TeamCity plugin development.

Install from tar.gz

It is highly recommended running the TeamCity server under a dedicated user account.

To install the TeamCity server, unpack the TeamCity<version number>.tar.gz archive. You can use the tar xfz TeamCity<version number>.tar.gz command under Linux * and WinZip, WinRar, or similar utility under Windows.

Ensure that JRE or JDK are installed and the JAVA_HOME environment variable is pointing to the Java installation directory (see recommended Java versions).

Example: Installation using Ubuntu Linux

  1. Create a dedicated user account called teamcity to run TeamCity.

    root@ubuntu:/# adduser teamcity
  2. Install wget to download tar.gz files.

    root@ubuntu:/# apt update && apt install wget -y
  3. Download the Linux tar.gz file from the TeamCity Downloads Page.

    # Switch to the /opt directory, where TeamCity will be unpacked root@ubuntu:/# cd /opt # Download the tar.gz file using wget root@ubuntu:/opt# wget
  4. Unpack the tar.gz file.

    root@ubuntu:/opt# tar xfz TeamCity-2022.10.1.tar.gz
  5. Ensure a compatible Java is installed or the JAVA_HOME environment variable stores the correct path to Java.

    root@ubuntu:/opt# java -version root@ubuntu:/opt# echo $JAVA_HOME

    If no compatible Java is installed, install it like follows (the following example installs the Amazon Corretto 11 Java):

    root@ubuntu:/opt# apt install java-common -y root@ubuntu:/opt# wget root@ubuntu:/opt# dpkg --install amazon-corretto-11-x64-linux-jdk.deb # verify the installation root@ubuntu:/opt# java -version openjdk version "11.0.18" 2023-01-17 LTS OpenJDK Runtime Environment Corretto- (build 11.0.18+10-LTS) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Corretto- (build 11.0.18+10-LTS, mixed mode)
  6. Change the owner of the /opt/TeamCity directory to the teamcity user created in step 1.

    root@ubuntu:/opt# chown -R teamcity:teamcity TeamCity
  7. Switch to the teamcity user.

    root@ubuntu:/opt# su teamcity teamcity@ubuntu:/opt$
  8. Start the TeamCity server and its bundled build agent.

    teamcity@ubuntu:/opt$ TeamCity/bin/ start Spawning TeamCity restarter in separate process TeamCity restarter running with PID 2817 Starting TeamCity build agent... Java executable is found: '/usr/lib/jvm/java-11-amazon-corretto/bin/java' Starting TeamCity Build Agent Launcher... Agent home directory is /opt/TeamCity/buildAgent Done [3230], see log at /opt/TeamCity/buildAgent/logs/teamcity-agent.log
  9. Navigate to <ip address>:8111 in a web browser to complete the installation (see TeamCity First Start).

Last modified: 08 January 2024