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Version: v2.5.x LTS

Installing Mattermost chat platform server

Installing Mattermost chat platform server

You can use commands to install Mattermost Container on your server.

Mattermost is a chat solution whose free trial version is available as a Container image. You can use it for your PoC or testing environment. If you want to use Mattermost in your production environment, you must follow the Mattermost installation guide to install the enterprise version. The following steps show you how to install Mattermost Container in Preview Mode to explore its function.


To install Mattermost Container on a Linux® server, perform the following steps:

  1. Make sure that Docker/Podman is set up on the Linux server, and you can access Docker Hub -mattermost/mattermost-preview on the Linux server.


    The following command will use Docker as example. You can simply replace Docker with Podman if you are using Podman.

  2. Run the following command to pull the mattermost-preview image:

    docker pull mattermost/mattermost-preview:6.4.1
  3. Run the following command to install Mattermost in Preview Mode.

    docker run --name mattermost -d --publish 8065:8065 --publish 443:443 --add-host dockerhost: mattermost/mattermost-preview:6.4.1

    For more information about installing Mattermost in Preview Mode on local machines by using Docker, see Local Machine Setup using Docker.

  4. Run the following command to verify that the Mattermost container is started.

    docker ps

    When you see the name is mattermost in the response, your Mattermost container is started.

Your Mattermost is installed successfully.

Next steps

You must configure your Mattermost before using Zowe Chat. You need to create an administrator account, a team, and a bot account in Mattermost. See Creating administrator account and Mattermost team.