Deploy on IBM Cloud

Deploying Rocket.Chat on IBM Cloud

While IBM Cloud offers several choices for hosting Rocket.Chat, including Docker container on a Kubernetes cluster, VMWare, and Bare Metal Server. The following instructions will concentrate on creating a Cloud Foundry app for Rocket.Chat.


  • An IBM Cloud account

  • The IBM Cloud command line client (ibmcloud) installed

  • Git

Deploying Rocket.Chat on IBM cloud

  • Log in to the IBM Cloud dashboard. Navigate to Apps Box > Create an app.

  • Give the Rocket.Chat server a unique app name, select as Starting point.

  • Click Create a new app. Select Node.js as Platform.

  • Then click Create.

  • In the App Details tab, click Create Service. From the list of services, select Databases > Databases for MongoDB.

  • Configure MongoDB to enable oplog tailing and initiate a replicaset.

Open your terminal and run the following commands:

  • Git clone the latest Rocket.Chat:

git clone
  • Log in to the IBM Cloud command-line interface:

ibmcloud cf login
  • Push Rocket.Chat to the app you created early in the dashboard using meteor-buildpack-horse:

cf push <your app name> -m 512M -b
  • Go to https://<your app name> in your browser to access your instance of Rocket.Chat

If you encounter any problems, visit the IBM Apps instructions.

Last updated

Rocket.Chat versions receive support for six months after release.