How to install Buildkite Agent
The Buildkite agent runs on your own machine, whether it's a VPS, server, desktop computer, embedded device. There are installers for:
- Red Hat/CentOS
- Elastic CI Stack for AWS
- Google Cloud
Alternatively you can install it manually using the instructions below.
If you need to install the agent on a system not listed above you'll need to perform a manual installation using one of the binaries from buildkite-agent's releases page.
Once you have a binary, create
builds directories in
~/.buildkite-agent and copy the binary and
bootstrap.sh file into place:
mkdir ~/.buildkite-agent ~/.buildkite-agent/bin ~/.buildkite-agent/builds
cp buildkite-agent ~/.buildkite-agent/bin
cp bootstrap.sh ~/.buildkite-agent/bootstrap.sh
You should now be able to start the agent:
buildkite-agent start --help
If your architecture isn't on the releases page send an email to support and we'll help you out, or check out the buildkite-agent's readme for instructions on how to compile it yourself.
To update your agents, you can either:
- Use the package manager for your operating system.
- Re-run the installation script.
As long as you're using Agent v3 or later, no configuration changes are necessary.