Installation and Setup of Bamboo

Welcome to the Installation and Setup of Bamboo tutorial. Bamboo is a powerful Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tool developed by Atlassian. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and configure Bamboo on your server or cloud environment. Setting up Bamboo correctly is essential for enabling automated build and deployment pipelines to streamline your software development process.


Before you proceed with the installation and setup of Bamboo, make sure you have the following prerequisites:

  • Server or Cloud Environment: You should have access to a server or cloud environment where you plan to install Bamboo.
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE): Bamboo requires Java to run. Install the appropriate version of JRE on your server.
  • Database: Choose a compatible database system (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL, or H2) and install it on your server. Bamboo uses the database to store configuration data and build results.

Step-by-Step Installation and Setup

Step 1: Download Bamboo

Visit the Atlassian Bamboo website and download the latest version of Bamboo that matches your operating system and environment. Choose either the standalone installer or the archive file, depending on your preference.

Step 2: Install Bamboo

If you downloaded the standalone installer, simply run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install Bamboo. If you downloaded the archive file, extract it to your desired installation location.

Step 3: Configure Bamboo Home Directory

Create a directory on your server to store Bamboo's home directory. This directory will store Bamboo's configuration data, logs, and other runtime files. Set the environment variable "BAMBOO_HOME" to point to this directory.

Step 4: Set Up the Database

Create a new database and user for Bamboo in your chosen database system. Grant the necessary permissions to the user for the newly created database.

Step 5: Start Bamboo

Navigate to the Bamboo installation directory and run the startup script (e.g., "" for Linux or "start-bamboo.bat" for Windows). Bamboo will start, and you can access the Bamboo web interface from your browser.

Step 6: Bamboo Setup Wizard

Follow the Bamboo Setup Wizard in the web interface to configure Bamboo. Provide the necessary information, including the database settings and license key (if applicable).

Step 7: Set Up Build Agents (Optional)

If you plan to use remote build agents, set up the build agents on other machines. Connect the build agents to the Bamboo Server using the provided agent key.

Common Mistakes

  • Not setting up the "BAMBOO_HOME" environment variable correctly, leading to data storage issues.
  • Choosing an unsupported or incompatible database, causing installation and configuration failures.
  • Skipping the Bamboo Setup Wizard, resulting in incomplete or incorrect configurations.


  1. Q: Can I install Bamboo on a cloud-based server?

    Yes, you can install Bamboo on cloud-based servers such as Amazon EC2 or Microsoft Azure.

  2. Q: Can I use an existing database for Bamboo?

    Yes, you can use an existing database for Bamboo, as long as it is a supported database system.

  3. Q: Does Bamboo support single sign-on (SSO) authentication?

    Yes, Bamboo supports integration with various SSO authentication providers for enhanced security.

  4. Q: Can I install Bamboo without internet access?

    Yes, Bamboo can be installed and used in an offline environment by manually providing the necessary dependencies.

  5. Q: Can I migrate Bamboo to a different server?

    Yes, Bamboo supports migration to a different server by backing up and restoring the Bamboo home directory and database.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to install and set up Bamboo, the CI/CD tool by Atlassian. By following the step-by-step guide, you can now deploy Bamboo on your server or cloud environment, configure it correctly, and leverage its powerful CI/CD capabilities for your software development projects. Avoid common mistakes and consider the FAQs to enhance your understanding. Now, you can confidently integrate Bamboo into your development workflow and automate your build and deployment processes for faster and more reliable software releases.