Deploying with Docker


  1. Install SigNoz backend as instructed in this page
  2. Instrument your application as instructed in Instructions Page

Docker Installation Tutorial#

  1. To clone the SigNoz repository and enter the new directory, run:
git clone && cd signoz/deploy/
  1. To run SigNoz:

Check that you are in signoz/deploy folder. Now run


This should install a tiny instance setting which runs with 4GB of memory. This is just for demo/testing purpose and not to be used in production.

To test if everything is fine, run the following command

docker ps

Output should look like this ( Should have 14 image names as shown below )

d23bcc11b54e signoz/flattener-processor:0.1.1 "./flattener" 2 minutes ago Up 2 minutes>8000/tcp flattener-processor
3fe13c96c4a5 otel/opentelemetry-collector:0.18.0 "/otelcol --config=/…" 2 minutes ago Up 2 minutes>1777/tcp,>14268/tcp,>55679/tcp,>55681/tcp,>8888/tcp,>13133/tcp,>55678/tcp docker_otel-collector_1
7fab07ba551b signoz/frontend:0.1.8 "nginx -g 'daemon of…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes 80/tcp,>3000/tcp frontend
fd21e0fb04ee signoz/query-service:0.1.3 "./query-service" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes>8080/tcp query-service
485b9a6b1f68 apache/druid:0.20.0 "/ router" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes>8888/tcp router
061116e08ef4 apache/druid:0.20.0 "/ historical" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes>8083/tcp historical
89100a85e4f2 apache/druid:0.20.0 "/ middleMan…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes>8091/tcp middlemanager
c18b08e8c0c1 apache/druid:0.20.0 "/ broker" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes>8082/tcp broker
3536502096f6 apache/druid:0.20.0 "/ coordinat…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes>8081/tcp coordinator
7b22c4fc9aa4 bitnami/kafka:2.7.0-debian-10-r1 "/opt/bitnami/script…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes (healthy)>9092/tcp docker_kafka_1
91e375b8c19b jaegertracing/example-hotrod:latest "/go/bin/hotrod-linu…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes 8081-8083/tcp,>8080/tcp hotrod
c38e34c3f272 postgres:latest "docker-entrypoint.s…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes 5432/tcp postgres
9b656aa85d7d grubykarol/locust:1.2.3-python3.9-alpine3.12 "/docker-entrypoint.…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes 5557-5558/tcp,>8089/tcp load-hotrod
b939dd7dcc47 bitnami/zookeeper:3.6.2-debian-10-r100 "/opt/bitnami/script…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes 2888/tcp, 3888/tcp,>2181/tcp, 8080/tcp docker_zookeeper_1

Once ./ runs successfully, the UI should be accessible at port 3000 on the domain you set up or the IP of your instance.


Wait for 2-3 mins for the data to be available to frontend. If you are running on local machine, checkout http://localhost:3000. You would want to open port 3000 to be accessible from outside world if you want to use public url of machine.


If you face any issues here, don't worry - just check out the troubleshooting steps or join our slack communty

Production Settings#

A standard instance of SigNoz needs around 8GB of memory. The docker-compose.yaml file at deploy/docker/ can handle around 100RPS or 5K events/sec. Email at or join Slack for help in setting this up.

Troubleshooting of common issues#

  1. docker ps will show all containers created by SigNoz. Check if broker, otel-collector and historical containers are running. They do not come up if there is a memory problem. You may want to increase alloted memory.
  2. If you are still facing issues, try re-running ./ This will retry installing containers which failed the first time.
  3. If you are facing issues like Request failed with status code 400 in frontend, then open http://localhost:8888 or port 8888 on your IP .This is druid console. Check if Datasource named flattened_spans has come up. If there is no Ingestion Supervsor running, then run ./ again to bring them up.
  4. If you couldn't spot issues, feel free to join our slack community or shoot an email at We are generally always there.

Troubleshooting for Mac users#

You need to check the memory allocated to docker. Follow below steps:

a) Choose the Docker menu whale menu > Preferences from the menu bar and configure the runtime options described below.

Docker Preferences

b) Choose Resources from Preferences Menu and change Memory to 3GB

Docker Resource Preferences

Configure docker-compose.yml#

The current docker-compose.yaml includes sample application (HotR.O.D) that generates tracing data. To see your own application data, follow the steps below

How to instrument your own applications#

Checkout Instrumentation Section