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.