Linux is the preferred operating system for running Mango in production environments. Mango works on a wide variety of Linux distributions and architectures.
Note: We also provide an installation script which will download and configure Mango for you.
Additionally, if you are using a RHEL distribution, we recommend using the installation script as the following instructions are manual instructions for users who are familiar with Linux and only shows commands relative to the apt-get package manager.
Java JDK 17 is installed and either:
- JAVA_HOME environment variable points to the JDK installation directory
- The JDK bin directory is available on your path (specifically the java command is available)
You can run the following commands on any linux system that uses the apt package manager (such as Debian/Ubuntu) to install JDK 17:
sudo apt update sudo apt install openjdk-17-jdk-headless
These instructions assume that you will install Mango as root, you should switch to the root user or prefix the commands with sudo. If you do not have root access you can still install Mango under your home directory and run it as yourself.
Create an installation directory
Set a system wide
mango_paths_home environment variable (recommended but not required)
echo 'mango_paths_home=/opt/mango' >> /etc/environment
Create a user for Mango
You should create a user for Mango to run under. Never run Mango as root.
useradd --system --home-dir /opt/mango --shell /bin/false mango
Download a full core zip file from the Store. Copy the zip file to your home directory.
Extract the zip file to the installation directory
If you do not already have it installed, install the unzip package for Debian/Ubuntu:
apt-get install unzip
Extract the zip file
- Enterprise Version
unzip enterprise-m2m2-core-latest.zip -d /opt/mango
- Free Version
unzip free-m2m2-core-latest.zip -d /opt/mango
Set the correct owner on the installation directory
chown -R mango:mango /opt/mango
Edit mango.properties and configure Mango, see the installation configuration page for more details.
Configure Java options for starting Mango
You can set Java command line options such as memory limits, debug options, garbage collection settings etc by modifying
start-options.sh script in the
mango/bin directory. Un-comment lines to configure various Java command line
Note: Configuring these settings was previously accomplished via the start extensions (ext-enabled directory), as of
Mango 4.0.0 and when using the
start-mango.sh script these extensions are no longer used.
Manually starting and stopping Mango
At this point you can manually start Mango, however we recommend you install a service instead (see below).
To manually start Mango:
cd $mango_paths_data sudo -u mango bin/start-mango.sh
- Once mango has started, you can log into the dashboard by opening your browser and going to
- The default username and password are both "admin".
To manually stop Mango:
cd $mango_paths_data sudo -u mango bin/stop-mango.sh
Note: Never run Mango as root, this is a security risk and will also result in files in /opt/mango having the incorrect owner. If you do accidentally run Mango as root, stop Mango and run:
chown -R mango:mango /opt/mango
Installing Mango as a service
Note: Previously Mango used to restart itself via a script. Mango no longer does this, if you want Mango to restart
automatically you should start it via
systemd. Most modern Linux systems come with
cp /opt/mango/bin/mango.service /etc/systemd/system/
You may wish to edit the service file if you have used a different installation directory or user than the instructions above. Default mango.service file contents:
[Unit] Description=Mango Automation After=mysqld.service StartLimitIntervalSec=0
[Service] EnvironmentFile=/etc/environment Type=forking WorkingDirectory=/opt/mango PIDFile=/opt/mango/bin/ma.pid ExecStart=/opt/mango/bin/start-mango.sh SuccessExitStatus=0 SIGINT SIGTERM 130 143 Restart=always RestartSec=5s User=mango NoNewPrivileges=true
Now enable the service:
systemctl enable mango
You have now enabled mango to start at system startup.
To stop/start/restart the Mango service
systemctl stop mango systemctl start mango systemctl restart mango
To get the Mango service status
systemctl status mango