Performing a Custom installation with Talend Installer

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Talend DQ Portal
Talend Identity Management
Talend Project Audit
Talend Studio
Talend Artifact Repository
Talend Activity Monitoring Console
Talend Data Preparation
Talend Administration Center
Talend ESB
Talend SAP RFC Server
Talend Installer
Talend CommandLine
Talend Data Stewardship
Talend Log Server
Talend Repository Manager
Talend JobServer
Talend Runtime

The Custom installation is the more customizable installation method with Talend Installer. It allows you to choose what to install, where and how. This way, you can fully customize your installation and choose, for example, to install Talend Administration Center on a machine and Talend Studio on another.

Here are the modules you can install with Talend Installer Custom Installation:

  • Talend Administration Center

  • Talend Log Server

  • Talend Data Stewardship

  • Talend CommandLine

  • Talend Runtime

  • Talend JobServer

  • Talend Data Quality Portal

  • Talend Data Preparation

  • Talend SAP RFC Server

  • Talend IAM Service

  • Talend Studio

  • Talend ESB

  • Talend Server Services

The following table sums up all the details you can configure for each chosen module.

For the following module...

You can configure...

Talend Administration Center

Tomcat instance to use

Administrator user name and password

Enable external Single-Sign On (SSO)



Web application directory

Email notifications

Nexus Artifact Repository

Host and port

Talend Log Server

Cluster name

Talend Data Stewardship

Tomcat instance to use

MongoDB database1

Kafka connection parameters

Zookeeper connection parameters

Talend Administration Center connection parameters

Talend CommandLine


Talend Runtime

Port configuration

Talend JobServer


Cache duration

Talend Data Quality Portal

Tomcat instance to use




Server address

Talend Data Preparation

Big Data Support

Kerberos cluster

MongoDB database1

Kafka connection parameters

Talend Administration Center connection parameters

Server IP and ports

Talend Dictionary Service

Tomcat port

MongoDB database1

Talend Administration Center connection parameters

Talend Kafka and Zookeeper

Zookeeper data directory

Talend SAP RFC Server

SAP configuration

JMS Broker URL


Talend Identity and Access Management

Tomcat instance to use

Talend Administration Center connection parameters

Talend Studio

Workspace directory location

Talend Server Services

Services to install

1: If you want to secure connections with MongoDB using SSL, MongoDB Enterprise Server has to be manually installed on your machine. For more information, see


  • All the required files are downloaded. For more information, see Talend Installer specific prerequisites.

  • All the default ports are opened. For more informations, see Port information.

  • If you want to use the embedded MongoDB database, make sure that there are no other instance of MongoDB installed on your machine.

To perform a Custom installation, proceed as follows:

  1. Make sure the dist file is in the same folder as the file.

  2. Make the Talend Installer file executable with the following command:

    chmod +x

  3. Launch Talend Installer with the following command:


    If you want to install Talend server modules as services, execute this command with the super-user rights.

  4. Accept the License Agreement.

  5. Choose the directory where you want your Talend product to be installed.

  6. Choose Advanced Install in the installation style list and Custom in the installation type list.

  7. Add your license file.

  8. Follow the configuration steps.

  9. Launch the installation.

  10. Once the installation is complete, you can remove the dist file to save some space on your disk.

Talend Installer creates a usedports.txt file where all the ports used by Talend Server modules are listed.

If you choose to install Talend Data Stewardship, a user with tds-user as username and duser as password is automatically created in MongoDB.

If you choose to install Talend Data Preparation, a user with dataprep_user as username and duser as password is automatically created in MongoDB.