2.11.0 Installation

In this guide we'll run you through installing the PI-Server application using the Linux Docker installer.

This is the most straightforward way to get your PI-Server up and running on a Linux server. If you know your ways with Docker and Unix, you most certainly be able to install it on macOS too.

Installation of PI-Server

Satisfying the requirements


Suggested hardware requirements for evaluation:

  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Hard-disk space: 15 GB
    • docker images are around 6 GB
    • DB's depend on the usage. It will be in the MB (instead of GB) range
  • CPU: at least one (v)-CPU (~ 2Ghz) 

Suggested hardware requirements for production:

  • RAM 8 GB
  • Hard-disk space: 50 GB
  • CPU: 4 (v)-CPU's (~2 Ghz)


You need docker and docker-compose (compose-file version >=2.0) installed on your Linux system in order to run our containers.
Consult the Docker documentation for instructions on how to do that. https://docs.docker.com/engine/installation/


You need to have Python3 installed on your host system.

Get access to the Rentouch Docker repository

Internet: If you have access to the internet from your server, you can use our docker hub to fetch all the images automatically.

Request a login (username and password) for the Rentouch-Docker-Hub from Rentouch if you do not already have one.

docker login harbor3.piplanning.io

No Internet: If you do not have access to the internet, you can download the images in a .tar file. Make sure you download the one which is matching the version of the installer. If there is no matching docker-images .tar available, please contact us directly as we only update the images archive manually.

  • Download the archive to a computer with internet access.
  • Move the .tar archive to the server on which you are installing pi-server.
  • Input the command: (this may takes a minute...)
  • docker load -i pi-server-images_2.11.0.tar

Downloading the PI-Server installer

Download the installer package by: 

wget https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/static-piplanning/releases/on-premise/pi-server-docker_2.11.0.tar

You can then unpack the archive:

mkdir pi-server-docker && tar -xf pi-server-docker_2.11.0.tar -C pi-server-docker

Enter the pi-server-docker folder

cd pi-server-docker

Basic server configuration

You will find a file called piplanning.cfg in the installer folder. Please modify this file with your favorite editor (example vim or nano). 

It is mandatory to set the hostname in the piplanning.cfg file as you can not use the server on localhost only. The desktop Apps and Jira (webhook) rely on an accessible PI-Server. You can also use your servers IP-Address instead of a hostname.

  • Set the SMTP mail settings
  • Change the hostname field to your hostname or IP
  • Change the backend password to a random string
  • If you want to use your own TLS certs, refer here.
  • If you have a load-balancer in front which does handle TLS, please refer there.

Run the installer and launch the Docker containers

When you have altered and saved the piplanning.cfg file you can start the containers by:


You can re-run the install.sh command to restart the server (containers) at anytime. You need to re-run install.sh after you have changed something in the piplanning.cfg.

Configure the PI-Server via the web-interface

At the end of install.sh you will get the URL which points to the set. It should look like: http(s)://<hostname>/cockpit/setup.
Navigate to this URL in your browser and fill out the form.

You can not change the company name once you have it initially set up.

Possible failure of FA

If you run into the error showed above (500 Internal Server Error) after the first start. Solution: Start the server once again:

./install.sh (or just the fusionauth container: docker-compose restart fusionauth)

Install your license

After you have pressed "go" you will be directed to the PI-Admin front-end. Skip the init-setup to go directly to the main-page.

Next navigate to the settings-page in the left menu. 

Scroll a bit down to get to the License settings.

To receive a license, please send your ServerID (1) to service@rentouch.ch. We then will send you the license-key which you can paste into the input-field (2) and press Update.

Create Teams

Please refer to Prepare upcoming PI Planning (with Jira sync)

Connect to your on-premise server from the Webapp

Go to the following URL to connect to your webapp: