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Manual Installation


Recommended OS: Ubuntu 18.04


The indexer requires pm2 and node.js to be on the same machine.

The other dependencies (Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ and Nodeos) can be installed on other machines, preferably on a high speed and low latency network.

Indexing speed will vary greatly depending on this configuration.

Elasticsearch Installation


Follow the detailed installation instructions on the official elasticsearch documentation

1. Edit /etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml myCluster
bootstrap.memory_lock: true


Setting bootstrap.memory_lock: true will make elasticsearch try to use all the RAM configured for JVM on startup (check next step).

This could crash if you allocate more RAM than available on the system.

Setting mem_lock as false with swap disabled might cause the JVM or shell session to exit if elasticsearch tries to allocate more memory than is available!


After starting Elasticsearch, you can see whether this setting was applied successfully by checking the value of mlockall in the output from this request:

GET _nodes?filter_path=**.mlockall

2. Edit /etc/elasticsearch/jvm.options


Avoid allocating more than 31GB when setting your heap size, even if you have enough RAM.


You can test on your system by running the following command with the desired size (change -Xmx32g):

java -Xmx32g -XX:+UseCompressedOops -XX:+PrintFlagsFinal Oops | grep Oops

Check if UseCompressedOops is true on the results for a valid optimized heap size.

After that, edit the following lines on jvm.options, note that Xms and Xmx must have the same value.


3. Allow memlock

run sudo systemctl edit elasticsearch and add the following lines:

4. Start elasticsearch and check the logs (verify if the memory lock was successful)
sudo service elasticsearch start
sudo less /var/log/elasticsearch/myCluster.log
sudo systemctl enable elasticsearch
5. Test the REST API

curl http://localhost:9200

The expeted result should be something like this:

  "name" : "ip-172-31-5-121",
  "cluster_name" : "hyperion",
  "cluster_uuid" : "....",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "7.1.0",
    "build_flavor" : "default",
    "build_type" : "deb",
    "build_hash" : "606a173",
    "build_date" : "2019-05-16T00:43:15.323135Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "8.0.0",
    "minimum_wire_compatibility_version" : "6.8.0",
    "minimum_index_compatibility_version" : "6.0.0-beta1"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"
6. Security

By default, elasticsearch comes without a password configured. To avoid security problems, we recommend to enable the security pack on elasticsearch.

To do that, add true to the end of /etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml file.

Now it’s time to set the passwords for the cluster:

sudo /usr/share/elasticsearch/bin/elasticsearch-setup-passwords auto

You can alternatively skip the auto parameter to manually define your passwords using the interactive parameter. Keep track of these passwords, we’ll need them again soon.

RabbitMQ Installation


Follow the detailed installation instructions on the official RabbitMQ documentation

1. Enable the WebUI
sudo rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management
2. Add vhost
sudo rabbitmqctl add_vhost /hyperion
3. Create a user and password
sudo rabbitmqctl add_user {my_user} {my_password}
4. Set the user as administrator
sudo rabbitmqctl set_user_tags {my_user} administrator
5. Set the user permissions to the vhost
sudo rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p /hyperion {my_user} ".*" ".*" ".*"
6. Check access to the WebUI


Redis Installation

1. Install
sudo apt install redis-server
2. Edit /etc/redis/redis.conf

Change supervised to systemd


By default, redis binds to the localhost address. You need to edit bind in the config file if you want to listen to other network.

3. Restart redis
sudo systemctl restart redis.service


1. Add the nodejs source
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
2. Install nodejs
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs


1. Install
sudo npm install pm2@latest -g
2. Configure for system startup
sudo pm2 startup

Kibana Installation


Follow the detailed installation instructions on the official documentation

If you have enabled the security pack on elastic, you'll need to setup the password on Kibana. Edit the /etc/kibana/kibana.yml file, find the lines that look like this:

#elasticsearch.username: "user"
#elasticsearch.password: "pass"

Uncomment the username and password fields by removing the # character at the beginning of the line. Change "user" to "kibana" and then change "pass" to whatever the setup-passwords command tells us the Kibana password is. Save the file, then we can restart Kibana.

systemctl restart kibana

nodeos config.ini

state-history-dir = "state-history"
trace-history = true
chain-state-history = true
state-history-endpoint =
plugin = eosio::state_history_plugin


On EOSIO version higher or equal to 2.0.x, use wasm-runtime = eos-vm-jit to improve performance.

If everything runs smoothly, now it's time to install hyperion!