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Hello Readers. This will be a blog series on Self-hosted Sentry deployment over AWS. In the 1st blog of this series, I’ll be deploying a self-hosted Sentry server. Before starting up with deployment, let’s first understand what Sentry is and what does it provide.
What is Sentry?
Sentry is a service that helps you monitor and fix crashes in real-time. It helps in tracking errors and also provide with information to reproduce the issue and fix crashes. Apart from this, it also provides insights into production deployments, all that in real-time. Some of its prominent features include
- Consolidates similar error and make their resolution easy
- Huge list of supported platforms.
- Provide Hosted and Self Hosted service
- Multiple integrations available including GitHub and Slack
- Allow Email Notification and many more…
Setting up Self-Hosted Sentry Server
Sentry provides a separate GitHub repository for Self-Hosted Server. To deploy the server, you can run the following steps.
Launch an instance over AWS. The instance should have at least 4GB RAM and 2 CPU Core for better performance. For AWS, I’ll recommend to go with
Configure the instance by installing
## Install Dependencies for docker sudo apt-get install -y \ apt-transport-https \ ca-certificates \ curl \ gnupg-agent \ software-properties-common ## Install Docker curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add - sudo add-apt-repository \ "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) stable" sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
## Installing docker-compose sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.26.2/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose ## Make docker-compose executable sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Run docker without sudo
sudo groupadd docker sudo usermod -aG docker $USER ## Reboot the instance
## Clone the sentry repository git clone https://github.com/getsentry/onpremise.git
After cloning the repository, Install Sentry with default configurations using the following command
## Run installation script cd onpremise/ ./install.sh --no-user-prompt docker-compose up
As specified, the above-mentioned commands will install Sentry with the default configurations and its dashboard will now be accessible on
To modify those default configurations, we need to modify
Sentry will also generate a log file
sentry_install_log-<TIMESTAMP>.txt over the instance with the output logs of Sentry installation script
In this blog, I’ve shown you how you can install Sentry self-hosted server with the default configurations. If you have any queries regarding this, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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