Installation guide

Install clustered On-premise version of BugSnag.

If you have the Single Machine version of BugSnag On-premise, please follow the single machine installation guide instead.

Before installation

To get started with your BugSnag On-premise installation, you’ll need the following things prepared in advance:

  • If this is your first time installing BugSnag On-premise, you’ll need to contact us to schedule a guided installation. We’ll get you set up with a license, and walk you through the installation process.
  • A Kubernetes cluster running at least version 1.23 and at most version 1.28
  • kubectl command line tool
  • SMTP credentials are required for installation. These are used to invite collaborators and receive error notification emails.


If you are installing BugSnag On-premise on AWS please follow the CloudFormation installation guide.

If you are installing BugSnag On-premise on an airgapped cluster or wish to use your own registry please follow the airgapped installation guide.

BugSnag On-premise uses Replicated KOTS to perform and manage installations.

Install Replicated KOTS CLI

Run the install script to download and install the Replicated KOTS CLI. The KOTS CLI is a kubectl plugin that runs locally on any computer.

curl | bash

Install BugSnag On-premise

Install Replicated KOTS admin console

The Replicated KOTS admin console provides a user interface for installing and managing BugSnag On-premise in your kubernetes cluster. Install the admin console by running the following command:

kubectl kots install bugsnag-clustered-kots/stable \
  --name Bugsnag \
  --namespace bugsnag

See install reference for all of the options available for the install command.

You can change the namespace you wish to install Replicated KOTS to, however ensure that the namespace matches the namespace in the configuration for BugSnag.

You will be asked to create a password for accessing the admin console.

After installation, the Replicated KOTS admin console will be available at http://localhost:8800.

Upload license

In the Replicated KOTS admin console you will be prompted for the password you created in the previous step. You can then upload the BugSnag On-premise license file you received from BugSnag to continue to the next step.

BugSnag configuration

You will then be presented with the settings page. Here you can configure your BugSnag installation.

Preflight checks

You will then be presented with the preflight check page, this will analyze the system to determine whether the environment meets the minimum requirements. These checks are done to ensure that your installation is successful.

Once complete BugSnag will be deployed to the cluster. It can take several minutes for BugSnag On-premise to fully start up; when it is ready the admin console will indicate that it is Ready.

Account & project creation

Now BugSnag is running, you should be able to access the BugSnag dashboard, where you’ll need to create your account and first project.

Visit your BugSnag dashboard in a web browser to set up your account and create projects for each of the applications you wish to monitor.

Notifier configuration

Once you have created your account and first project you will need to configure your applications to send errors and sessions information to your BugSnag instance instead of and respectively. Follow the instructions on configuring platform notifiers for how to do this.

Similarly, you will also need to configure your applications to send performance trace/span data to your BugSnag instance instead of Follow our performance integration guides to get started.