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This section provides information on installing SigNoz on Docker Swarm.


Install SigNoz on Docker Swarm

  1. In a directory of your choosing, clone the SigNoz repository and cd into the signoz/deploy directory by entering the following commands:

    git clone -b main && cd signoz/deploy/
  2. Initialize a single-node swarm by entering the following command:

    docker swarm init

    The output should look similar as shown below:

    Swarm initialized: current node (6muco3j7jjuo6k4rbiq8yr8fw) is now a manager.

    To add a worker to this swarm, run the following command:

    docker swarm join --token SWMTKN-1-6ak6diq1lbrwemx17up9c1ph039h64z0dxksjxv647qnqrd290-4tt6q22dd462p4lf2n6bqbnt4

    To add a manager to this swarm, run 'docker swarm join-token manager' and follow the instructions.
  3. (Optional) You can use the docker swarm join command to add more nodes to the swarm. Note that the node you added in the previous step is the manager. For details, see the Docker Swarm Join page of the Docker documentation.

  4. Deploy SigNoz by entering the docker stack deploy command and specifying the following:

    • -c and the path to the Compose file (docker-swarm/clickhouse-setup/docker-compose.yaml)

    • The name of the stack (signoz)

      docker stack deploy -c docker-swarm/clickhouse-setup/docker-compose.yaml signoz

      The output should look similar to the following:

      Creating network signoz_default
      Creating service signoz_query-service
      Creating service signoz_frontend
      Creating service signoz_otel-collector
      Creating service signoz_hotrod
      Creating service signoz_load-hotrod
      Creating service signoz_clickhouse
      Creating service signoz_alertmanager
  5. (Optional) By default, the instructions in this document create three replicas, and each replica can handle 50K spans per second. To handle an increased load, perform the steps in the Scale Up section of the Operate on Docker Swarm page.

Verify the Installation

  1. Using the docker stack services command, monitor the SigNoz deployment process. Wait until all SigNoz services and replicas are created:

    docker stack services signoz

    You should see the following output:

    ID             NAME                            MODE         REPLICAS   IMAGE                                          PORTS
    6b67m0nuzf40 signoz_alertmanager replicated 1/1 signoz/alertmanager:0.23.0-0.1
    zgateenyifwv signoz_clickhouse replicated 1/1 yandex/clickhouse-server:
    vzc1gdx86f0w signoz_frontend replicated 1/1 signoz/frontend:0.8.0 *:3301->3301/tcp
    dgisjp0vhv8m signoz_hotrod replicated 1/1 jaegertracing/example-hotrod:1.30
    336omtkvwukm signoz_load-hotrod replicated 1/1 grubykarol/locust:1.2.3-python3.9-alpine3.12
    av5iggw983b5 signoz_otel-collector replicated 3/3 signoz/otelcontribcol:0.43.0-0.1 *:4317-4318->4317-4318/tcp
    hw28zb1hozu5 signoz_query-service replicated 1/1 signoz/query-service:0.8.0 *:8080->8080/tcp

Go to Docker Swarm Operate section for detailed instructions.


By default, retention period is set to 7 days for logs and traces, and 30 days for metrics. To change this, navigate to the General tab on the Settings page of SigNoz UI.

For more details, refer to

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