Standalone only for quick experience for DolphinScheduler.

If you are a new hand and want to experience DolphinScheduler functions, we recommend you install follow Standalone deployment. If you want to experience more complete functions and schedule massive tasks, we recommend you install follow pseudo-cluster deployment. If you want to deploy DolphinScheduler in production, we recommend you follow cluster deployment or Kubernetes deployment.

Note: Standalone only recommends the usage of fewer than 20 workflows, because it uses in-memory H2 Database in default, ZooKeeper Testing Server, too many tasks may cause instability. When Standalone stops or restarts, in-memory H2 database will clear up. To use Standalone with external databases like mysql or postgresql, please see Database Configuration.


  • JDK:download JDK (1.8+), install and configure environment variable JAVA_HOME and append bin dir (included in JAVA_HOME) to PATH variable. You can skip this step if it already exists in your environment.
  • Binary package: download the DolphinScheduler binary package at download page.

Start DolphinScheduler Standalone Server

Extract and Start DolphinScheduler

There is a standalone startup script in the binary compressed package, which can be quickly started after extraction. Switch to a user with sudo permission and run the script:

# Extract and start Standalone Server
tar -xvzf apache-dolphinscheduler-*-bin.tar.gz
cd apache-dolphinscheduler-*-bin
bash ./bin/ start standalone-server

Login DolphinScheduler

Access address http://localhost:12345/dolphinscheduler/ui and login DolphinScheduler UI. The default username and password are admin/dolphinscheduler123

Start or Stop Server

The script ./bin/dolphinscheduler-daemon.shcan be used not only quickly start standalone, but also to stop the service operation. The following are all the commands:

# Start Standalone Server
bash ./bin/ start standalone-server
# Stop Standalone Server
bash ./bin/ stop standalone-server

Note: Python gateway service is started along with the api-server, and if you do not want to start Python gateway service please disabled it by changing the yaml config python-gateway.enabled : false in api-server's configuration path api-server/conf/application.yaml

Database Configuration

Standalone server use H2 database as its metadata store, it is easy and users do not need to start database before they set up server. But if user want to store metabase in other database like MySQL or PostgreSQL, they have to change some configuration. Follow the instructions in datasource-setting Standalone Switching Metadata Database Configuration section to create and initialize database