Installing a deployer node

You need to manually install a deployer node if you plan to use the “Remote deployer” mode, either for API or projects. See Production deployments and bundles for more information.

The process of installing a DSS deployer node instance is very similar to a regular DSS installation. Requirements and Installing a new DSS instance thus remain mostly valid.


Unpack the kit like for a design node.

Then from the user account which will be used to run the DSS deployer node, enter the following command:

dataiku-dss-VERSION/ -t deployer -d DATA_DIR -p PORT -l LICENSE_FILE


  • DATA_DIR is the location of the data directory that you want to use. If the directory already exists, it must be empty.

  • PORT is the base TCP port.

  • LICENSE_FILE is your DSS license file.

In short, all installation steps are the same as for a design node, you simply need to add -t deployer to the command-line.


Using the deployer node requires a specific DSS license. Please contact Dataiku for more information.

Dependencies handling, enabling startup at boot time, and starting the deployer node, work exactly as for the DSS design node.