Install Memgraph from RPM package

Install and run Memgraph from a RPM package on:

  • CentOS 7
  • CentOS 9
  • Fedora 36
  • RedHat 7
  • RedHat 9

Newer versions of Memgraph might not be backward compatible with older versions and you might not be able to load storage snapshots between different versions. In that case, please contact the Memgraph team and we'll help with the migration as much as possible.

Installation guide

Download Memgraph RPM Package

Downloaded the latest Memgraph RPM Package from the Memgraph Download Hub (opens in a new tab).

You can also use direct download links to get the latest Memgraph packages.

For example:

sudo wget

Install Memgraph

After downloading the Memgraph RPM package, you can install it by issuing the following command:

sudo yum --nogpgcheck localinstall /path-to/memgraph-<version>.rpm

NOTE: Please take care of the SELinux config. The easiest way of running Memgraph is to disable SELinux by executing setenforce 0. If that's not an option, please configure system properly.

If you run into any troubles while installing Memgraph, contact us on Discord (opens in a new tab).

Start Memgraph

After successful installation, Memgraph can be started as a service using the following command:

systemctl start memgraph

To verify that Memgraph is running, run the following command:

journalctl --unit memgraph

If successful, you should receive an output similar to the following:

You are running Memgraph vX.X.X

If you want the Memgraph service to start automatically on each startup, run the following command:

systemctl enable memgraph

Connect to the database

To query the database from the console, you need to install mgconsole.

You can also connect to the database using one of the client libraries or visual-user interface Memgraph Lab.

Stop Memgraph

To shut down the Memgraph server, issue the following command:

systemctl stop memgraph

Start Memgraph

Memgraph can be started as a service using the following command:

systemctl start memgraph


If you're experiencing issues related to the maximum number of memory map areas, you can resolve them by adjusting the vm.max_map_count parameter (opens in a new tab).

The Memgraph configuration is available in /etc/memgraph/memgraph.conf. If the configuration file is altered, Memgraph needs to be restarted. Check all the configuration options in the configuration settings.