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Camunda 8 installation overview

This chapter contains information for users who want to deploy and run Camunda 8 Self-Managed, typically in their self-controlled cloud (public or private) or even on their own hardware.


  • Zeebe Broker and Gateway
  • Operate
  • Tasklist
  • Connectors
  • Optimize
  • Identity
  • Web Modeler
  • Console Enterprise only

All components except Web Modeler and Console are single Java applications.

Depending on your needs, you might not need all the above components to successfully use Camunda 8.

Supported environments

For details on supported environments (e.g. Java or Elasticsearch versions), see supported environments.

Deployment options

You have the following options to run or deploy the above components in a self-managed fashion:

  • Helm/Kubernetes: We strongly recommend using Kubernetes to run Camunda 8 in production. In addition to stock Kubernetes we also officially support variety of providers like Red Hat OpenShift and Amazon EKS. Also using Kubernetes with Minikube or KIND can be an interesting environment to run Camunda 8 locally on developer machines.
  • Docker: You can run the provided Docker images of the components, also in production. For your convenience, we provide a Docker Compose configuration to run Camunda 8 on developer machines. Note that the Docker Compose configuration is not optimized for production usage, but for local development. You can find setup instructions in the camunda-platform repository.
  • Manual: You can run the Java applications on a local or virtual machine if it provides a supported Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This allows you to run Camunda on virtual machines or bare metal and offers a significant amount of flexibility. However, you will need to configure the details for the components to interact correctly yourself. We consider this a last resort. Note that Windows/Mac is not supported for production usage of Zeebe.

For additional details on locating your Camunda 8 credentials, visit the contact page.