Tyk Pump on Red Hat (RHEL) / CentOS

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Ansible is required to run the following commands. Instructions on how install Tyk Pump with shell is in the Shell tab.

Getting Started

  1. clone the tyk-ansible repositry
$ git clone https://github.com/TykTechnologies/tyk-ansible
  1. cd into the directory
$ cd tyk-ansible
  1. Run initialisation script to initialise environment
$ sh scripts/init.sh
  1. Modify hosts.yml file to update ssh variables to your server(s). You can learn more about the hosts file here

  2. Run ansible-playbook to install tyk-pump

$ ansible-playbook playbook.yaml -t tyk-pump

Supported Distributions

Distribution Version Supported
Amazon Linux 2
CentOS 8
CentOS 7

Install Tyk Pump on Red Hat (RHEL) / CentOS

Tyk has it’s own signed RPMs in a YUM repository hosted by the kind folks at packagecloud.io, which makes it easy, safe and secure to install a trusted distribution of the Tyk Gateway stack.

This tutorial will run on an Amazon AWS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 instance. We will install Tyk Pump with all dependencies stored locally.

We’re installing on a t2.micro because this is a tutorial, you’ll need more RAM and more cores for better performance.

This configuration should also work (with some tweaks) for CentOS.


We are assuming that Redis and either MongoDB or SQL are installed (these are installed as part of the Tyk Gateway and Dashboard installation guides)

Step 1: Set up YUM Repositories

First, we need to install some software that allows us to use signed packages:

sudo yum install pygpgme yum-utils wget

Next, we need to set up the various repository configurations for Tyk and MongoDB:

Create a file named /etc/yum.repos.d/tyk_tyk-pump.repo that contains the repository configuration below:

Make sure to replace el and 7 in the config below with your Linux distribution and version:


Finally we’ll need to update our local cache, so run:

sudo yum -q makecache -y --disablerepo='*' --enablerepo='tyk_tyk-pump'

Step 2: Install Packages

We’re ready to go, you can now install the relevant packages using yum:

sudo yum install -y tyk-pump

(You may be asked to accept the GPG key for our repos and when the package installs, hit yes to continue.)

Step 3: Configure Tyk Pump

If you don’t complete this step, you won’t see any analytics in your Dashboard, so to enable the analytics service, we need to ensure Tyk Pump is running and configured properly.


You need to replace <hostname> for --redishost=<hostname>, and <Mongo IP Address>, <Mongo Port> for–mongo=mongodb://:/` with your own values to run this script.

sudo /opt/tyk-pump/install/setup.sh --redishost=<hostname> --redisport=6379 --mongo=mongodb://<IP Address>:<Mongo Port>/tyk_analytics


You need to replace <hostname> for --redishost=<hostname>, and <Postgres Host Name>,<Port>, <User>, <Password>, <DB> for --postgres="host=<Postgres Host Name> port=<Port> user=<User> password=<Password> dbname=<DB>" with your own values to run this script.

sudo /opt/tyk-pump/install/setup.sh --redishost=<hostname> --redisport=6379 --postgres="host=<Postgres Host Name> port=<Port> user=<User> password=<Password> dbname=<DB>"

Step 4: Start Tyk Pump

sudo service tyk-pump start

That’s it, the Pump should now be up and running.

You can verify if Tyk Pump is running and working by accessing the logs:

sudo journalctl -u tyk-pump