Install, maintain, and manage your older on-premise version of Bugsnag.
This page refers to Bugsnag On-premise version 2.1711.2 and earlier. For the latest information please see Bugsnag On-premise.
Bugsnag On-premise offers a self-hosted version of Bugsnag for organizations that need or want to manage their own data. It can be run in your existing PCI or HIPAA compliant environments.
Bugsnag On-premise has most of the features of SaaS Bugsnag and regular releases ensure you are kept up to date. All notifier libraries can easily be configured to send error reports to your Bugsnag On-premise instance.
To find out more or discuss your requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get started with your Bugsnag installation, you’ll need the following things prepared in advance:
/data, with at least 200GB of space. Ext4 or XFS filesystems are preferred.
Instances storing up to 100 million Bugsnag events require a dual core CPU and 16GB of memory. If you are running on AWS we recommend an r4.large.
Instances storing more than 100 million Bugsnag events require a quad core CPU with 32GB of memory. In AWS an r4.xlarge is recommended.
Confirm Docker is installed correctly and running on your machine. If successful, this command should report information about your running Docker instance.
sudo docker info
bugsnag installation and management script and install it into your
curl -L -O https://www.bugsnag.com/enterprise-v2/bugsnag chmod +x bugsnag sudo mv bugsnag /usr/bin
Downloading and installing Bugsnag can take between 15-30 minutes.
sudo bugsnag install
During installation you’ll be prompted to select a data directory. This should be on a large volume (at least 200GB) with an Ext4 or XFS filesystem. This is the directory that will contain your Bugsnag data, and will need to be backed up.
Installing Bugsnag offline can be done by prefetching packages required for install on an internet connected machine.
sudo bugsnag prefetch
This outputs an archive in the current directory. This archive needs to be copied to a machine for offline install as well as the bugsnag installation script. The bugsnag installation script has to be installed before offline install can be run. See Download the installation script for how to do this.
The archive needs to be supplied when installing offline.
sudo bugsnag install --offline=/path/to/bugsnag-offline-archive.tar.gz
Installing bugsnag without interaction during installation can be done by providing the following parameters to the bugsnag installation script:
sudo bugsnag install --accept-eula --license-file=/path/to/license_file --data-dir=/path/to/data/dir
--accept-eula If you are required to accept a EULA as part of your installation, supplying this option will bypass the prompt. Using this option implies that you have read and agree to the terms of the EULA.
--license-file parameter needs the location to the license key file
--data-dir parameter needs the location to store bugsnag data. A data volume, typically mounted as
/data, with at least 200GB of space. Ext4 or XFS filesystems are preferred.
Set the following environment variables whilst running the install command to configure bugsnag non interactively:
See Configure your hostname for more information
See Configure SMTP for more information
EVENT_SERVER_COUNT Scale the number of event servers. Increasing this count should give greater capacity and reliability when traffic is very high.
EVENT_WORKER_COUNT Scale the number of event workers. Increasing this count should allow the system to process events faster when traffic is very high.
BUGSNAG_HTTPS_REDIRECT See Configure HTTP to HTTPS redirection for more information.
http_proxy environment variable whilst running the install command.
sudo http_proxy=http://example.com bugsnag install
Bugsnag is configured by editing
/etc/bugsnag/env.sh. Changes will be applied when Bugsnag is next restarted (by running
sudo bugsnag restart).
In order to send notification emails when crashes occur, Bugsnag needs to have SMTP access configured.
You’ll need to edit the SMTP settings in
# The hostname of your SMTP server SMTP_ADDRESS=smtpserver.internal.example.com # The port of your SMTP server (default: 25) SMTP_PORT=25 # Specify a valid HELO domain (a valid, resolvable domain name) # See http://bit.ly/1kbCMCo for details SMTP_DOMAIN=example.com # Specify a sender address for Bugsnag emails SMTP_FROMemail@example.com # If your mail server requires authentication, set the username here SMTP_USERNAME=your-smtp-username # If your mail server requires authentication, set the password here SMTP_PASSWORD=your-smtp-password # If your mail server requires authentication, you need to specify the # authentication type here. This can be either plain, login or cram_md5. SMTP_AUTHENTICATION=login # This setting is only required for SMTP servers that require TLS only (e.g. Rackspace). SMTP_TLS=true
Bugsnag On-premise exposes various services, which you may wish to map to user-friendly hostnames and ports. See Services, hostnames & ports for more information.
Once you have chosen where you’ll expose the Bugsnag dashboard, you’ll need to let your Bugsnag On-premise instance know the hostname you’ve chosen by editing the
BUGSNAG_WEBSITE_HOST setting in
If you are using two-way issue tracker integrations, you’ll need to let your Bugsnag On-premise instance know the webhook hostname you’ve chosen by editing the
WEBHOOK_HOST setting in
The Bugsnag dashboard on your Bugsnag On-premise instance by default is available via HTTP. You can make the dashboard automatically redirect to HTTPS by adding the following setting to
If you are running an external load balancer to proxy your Bugsnag On-premise instance with SSL make sure the
X-Forwarded-Proto header is set to
https by the load balancer.
You can also setup your own proxy using Nginx.
By default, the admin email address is available from the login page so that new users can request an account. If you don’t want this to be displayed, add the following setting to
If you want to use a different email address for new users to request an account from, add the following setting to
By default we limit event processing to just over 100 events per minute per project. Anything above that rate in a minute is throttled and not saved. You can adjust that rate by adding the following setting to
Now you’ve installed and configured Bugsnag, you’ll need to start the Bugsnag apps. This may take around 5 minutes the first time:
sudo bugsnag start
To check Bugsnag’s status as it boots, you can run the following command:
sudo bugsnag status
When all services are marked as up, your Bugsnag installation is complete.
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 (available by default at x.x.x.x:49080) to set up your account and create projects for each of the applications you wish to monitor.
By default, Bugsnag reporting libraries will send errors to notify.bugsnag.com, so you’ll need to configure your applications to send errors to your On-premise installation, at the hostname/port you configured for the Bugsnag Event Server endpoint above.
For example, in Ruby apps:
Bugsnag.configure do |config| config.api_key = "your-api-key" config.endpoint = "notify.bugsnag.internal.example.com" end
<script src="//d2wy8f7a9ursnm.cloudfront.net/bugsnag-3.min.js" data-apikey="YOUR-API-KEY-HERE" data-endpoint="https://notify.bugsnag.internal.example.com/js"></script>
Check the documentation for your library for details.
If you’re developing iOS/macOS applications, you’ll need to configure Xcode to send debug symbols to your On-premise installation, at the hostname/port you configured for the Bugsnag Upload Server endpoint above.
See the dSYM Upload API for how to configure this.
If you’re developing Android applications which are obfuscated using ProGuard, you’ll need to configure the Bugsnag Gradle Plugin to upload ProGuard mapping files to your On-premise installation, at the hostname/port you configured above for the Bugsnag Upload Server endpoint above.
See the custom endpoints for details.