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Installation Instructions

To install MemSQL 7.0 Release Candidate on a single server, connected to the internet, starting with a clean Linux installation, do the following.

Using MemSQL Tools

  1. Install our deployment tool, memsql-deploy by following the instructions at

  2. Deploy a master aggregator and a single leaf node using:

    memsql-deploy cluster-in-a-box --version dev:147346b8-ead9-4067-ab83-6dd0480ed9ee --license $LICENSE

    Replace $LICENSE with your existing MemSQL license key. If you don't already have a license, visit our portal, create an account if you don't have one, create a free license, and use that.

  3. (Optional) MemSQL Studio is also installed as part of step 1. To use it, follow the instructions at:

For a custom installation, on any number of nodes, follow the instructions at However, be sure to use the --version dev:147346b8-ead9-4067-ab83-6dd0480ed9ee option wherever applicable so you get the 7.0 RC version. This will be required when using memsql-deploy cluster-in-a-box, memsql-deploy setup-cluster, or memsql-deploy install.

Using MemSQL Ops

  1. Download and install the latest MemSQL Ops tarball.

    tar zxvf memsql-ops-6.8.0.tar.gz
    cd memsql-ops-6.8.0
    sudo ./ -n
  2. Deploy a master aggregator first. Replace $LICENSE with your existing MemSQL Enterprise license key or use the --developer-edition flag if you do not have an Enterprise license.

    memsql-ops memsql-deploy --role master --port 3306 --version-hash 650c2f15caf3883d3f2f8df2d1d7e6190f5408bd --license $LICENSE
  3. Deploy a single leaf node.

    memsql-ops memsql-deploy --role leaf --port 3307 --version-hash 650c2f15caf3883d3f2f8df2d1d7e6190f5408bd

For additional installation options, follow the instructions at Note: Because you are installing a specific build of MemSQL, you must install it using the command-line install path, rather than through the MemSQL Ops UI, as shown above.


  • Upgrades to MemSQL 7.0 RC are supported; however, this applies to clusters managed by MemSQL Tools only. Clusters managed by MemSQL Ops require an upcoming release of Ops to support the upgrade scenario.
  • If you are running MySQL on the same machine you want to use to run MemSQL 7.0 RC, you may need to run a custom installation rather than the cluster-in-a-box deployment because MySQL may occupy port 3306. You can specify the desired ports for your nodes explicitly during a custom installation.