- 12 Jun 2023
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ProGet Installation Guide
- Updated on 12 Jun 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
ProGet is self-managed, meaning you have the option to run ProGet on-premises or in your private/public cloud. Both Windows and Linux are supported.
Installing on Windows Servers
ProGet doesn't have any intense server requirements, and supports all modern version of Windows that Microsoft supports (see Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet).
The recommended Windows server requirements are:
- Minimum - 2 Core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 1 GB for storage
- Recommended Average/Typical - 2 Core CPU, 4 GB RAM, 10 GB storage
- Recommended Large - 4 Core CPU, 8 GB RAM, 16 GB Storage
There are two supported options; there is also Legacy (Traditional) Installer available for ProGet v5.3 and earlier.
Easiest: Inedo Hub
The easiest way to install ProGet on your Windows servers is to use Inedo Hub, a lightweight Windows application. Inedo Hub is used to install, update and maintain your ProGet installation as well as other Inedo products installed on your server.
The Inedo Hub also supports Offline Installation for servers with limited or no Internet access.
Silent Installation for Automation
You can also perform a silent (non-interactive) installation of ProGet via Inedo Hub. In this case, no user interface is displayed and no questions are asked. This can be useful for scripts or other automations.
Fully Customizable: Manual Installation
We do not support manual installations, and this document is for informational and troubleshooting purposes only. If you really want to install the product without using Inedo Hub, you can follow these instructions—but your successor might have a very hard time maintaining this installation.
If you prefer to install every component of ProGet yourself, that's also an option.
See: Manual installation
Installing on Linux Servers
ProGet can be run on a Linux server via Docker. We can support other installation options in the future if there is interest.
The recommended container resources are:
- Minimum - 2 vCPU, 2 GB RAM
- Recommended Average/Typical - 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM
- Recommended Large - v4 CPU, 8 GB RAM
In addition, we recommend reserving a volume with at least 10GB to store your packages and container images.
In addition to Docker Engine, you can run ProGet through Docker Compose or Kubernetes.
Running in the Cloud
ProGet can be installed on a virtual machine or container in the cloud provider of your choice.
Firewall & Network Access
On Windows, ProGet installs on port 8624 by default, and you should consider changing that after installation to the standard ports of HTTP (80) and/or HTTPS (443) after installation.
Whatever port you decide to access ProGet's web application on, you'll need to configure an Inbound Firewall rule to allow that access. No other inbound ports are required.
Outbound Network Access
ProGet doesn't require Internet access. However, since ProGet is often used as a proxy for external repositories such as nuget.org, dockerhub.io, etc., outbound network access on web ports (80, 443) is required if you want to use this feature.
Maintaining your ProGet Installation
Once your ProGet instance is up and running, there is not much you need to manage or maintain.
Update ProGet at least quarterly; we deliver a maintenance release of ProGet at least twice a month with bug fixes and low-risk changes. However, many small, low-risk changes add up over time, so we recommend updating at least once per quarter to minimize the risk of regression.
Routinely back-up your instance to mitigate the risk of sudden hardware/server issues and to allow easy rollback to previous versions of ProGet.
Configure Automatic Retention Rules so that unused packages and container images are automatically cleaned up.