»Additional Runners

The waypoint install command installs and manages a single Waypoint runner. Waypoint supports any number of additional runners. Additional runners must be run manually today. A future version of Waypoint will introduce more automated management for additional runners.

»Manually Running a Runner

The instructions below are only if you're installing additional runners manually. waypoint install automatically installs a single runner and you don't need to manually add any additional runners until the load requires it.

To run a runner, use the waypoint runner agent command:

$ WAYPOINT_SERVER_ADDR=<server addr> \
  WAYPOINT_SERVER_TOKEN=<auth token> \
  waypoint runner agent

» Runner configuration:
  Server address: waypoint.example.com:9701

» Runner logs:


The environment variables specify how to connect to the server:

  • WAYPOINT_SERVER_ADDR should be the address to the Waypoint server that the runner can reach. The port should be for the gRPC API, and is typically 9701.

  • WAYPOINT_SERVER_TLS should be set to "true" if the server is listening on TLS. You may additionally set WAYPOINT_SERVER_TLS_SKIP_VERIFY to a non-empty value if the TLS cert is invalid and can be safely ignored such as in a development environment.

  • WAYPOINT_SERVER_TOKEN should be an auth token the runner can use to communicate to the server. You can generate a new auth token using waypoint token new.

If the runner process remains running and doesn't show any errors, the runner is now registered with the server and can now be used.