You are browsing documentation for a version other than the latest stable release. Switch to the latest stable release, 2.3.

On-premise installation

Mender is an open source remote software updater for embedded Linux devices. It enables management of software updates to connected devices remotely over any TCP/IP network. For a high-level introduction to Mender and its architecture, we recommend reading How It Works on

This section of the documentation contains tutorials to help you set up a demo server and deploy your first update with Mender. Going from a fresh system to completing your first deployment with Mender, including server setup, should take less than 30 minutes.

Do not follow this getting started documentation if you are using hosted Mender. Instead, follow the Quickstart guide for Raspberry Pi or the instructions you received in the welcome email when you signed up.

To begin on-premise installation, first take a look at the requirements.