Announcing the Morpheus Community Edition!

We’re excited to officially announce the FREE Morpheus Community Edition!

The Community Edition includes the full Morpheus platform framework including all features and
capabilities with the following caveats:

  • Maximum of 3 attached clouds
  • 25 workload element limitation
  • Execution of rightsizing disabled
  • Community support via our forums

NOTE: This is not a replacement for a true proof-of-concept license. If you are an enterprise, service
provider, or channel partner evaluating product for a current project we’d love to dedicate a
resource to you and open up the rest of the functionality. Please send an e-mail describing your
project requirements to Include details on where your company is
located to be connected to the right field team.


In the simplest configuration Morpheus needs one Appliance Server (VM). The Appliance Server, by
default, contains all the components necessary to orchestrate VMs, containers, and workflows on
private and public clouds. System requirements and recommendations include:

  • Supported Operating System: Ubuntu 18/20, CentOS/RHEL 7/8, SLES 12/15, Amazon Linux 2
  • Memory: 8 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended for default installations.
  • Storage: 200 GB storage minimum
  • CPU: 4 cores recommended
  • Network connectivity from your users to the appliance over TCP 443 (HTTPS)
  • Superuser privileges via the sudo command for the user installing Morpheus
  • Access to base yum and apt repos as required
  • An appliance license is required (see Community Access below)
  • Internet Connectivity (optional): To download from Morpheus’ public docker
    repositories and system Virtual Image catalog. Offline installation requires installing the
    offline package in addition to the regular installation package.
    Full details and additional requirements can be found in our public documentation here
    Requirements — Morpheus Docs documentation

Community Access

To get started you need to register for account access at

Once registered, you’ll land on the main Dashboard of the hub. Click on the ‘Community Edition’
button and you’ll be directed to the community download page and your license will
automatically be generated.

Installation and Use

Installation instructions for different OS configurations are available at

Once the installation is complete the web interface will automatically start up. By default, it will
be resolvable at https://your_machine_name and in many cases this may not be resolvable from
your browser. The URL can be changed by editing /etc/morpheus/morpheus.rb and changing
the value of appliance_url. After the change run reconfigure then restart the morpheus-ui service.

Finally, once Morpheus is installed, login with the credentials from your
account and your community license will automatically be applied.

Note: Because there is a 25-workload limit on the community license you may want to deselect
the ‘inventory existing instances’ box when adding a brownfield cloud depending on how many
instances you are already running.


To help get you started, here are some links to our online education content covering a variety
of core concepts. End-to-end these take about an hour and 15 minutes and are well worth your
time to make sure you can hit the ground running.

  1. Installing and Getting Started: We’ll walkthrough from download to initial setup with
    everything you need to get going quickly.
  2. Morpheus Governance Core Concepts: Morpheus Tenancy, Group, Roles, Users, and
    Identity Management Integration.
  3. Morpheus Library Management: In this module we’ll cover Instance Types, Virtual Images,
    and Other Library Types to populate the self-service catalog
  4. Using Morpheus with Clouds: Cover cloud integration details, connecting to a public
    cloud, connecting to a private cloud, and connecting to a bare metal cloud.
  5. Working with Instances: In this module we’ll cover what is a Morpheus Instance, Instance
    Creation, Instance Details, and Instance Management.
  6. Morpheus Apps and Blueprints: How to create native Morpheus Blueprints plus thirdparty Infrastructure as Code templates (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.). We’ll also
    show how to define, create, and manage multi-tier apps.
  7. Morpheus Automation: In this module we’ll cover the Morpheus Workflow Engine, what is
    a Morpheus Task, what is a Morpheus Workflow, how to Automate with Tasks and
    Workflows, and other Automation features.
  8. Morpheus Monitoring: An overview of Morpheus uptime monitoring and use of
    Monitoring Checks, Groups, and Apps. We’ll also briefly discuss Incidents and Alerts and
    third-party Monitoring Tool Integrations.

Additional Resources

Morpheus Documentation

Our public documentation site is always available for you to utilize and
includes many examples and screen shots as you built-out your environment.
In addition to the GUI docs there is a fully documented API and CLI.

You can also find several ‘getting started’ guides for popular clouds including
VMware and AWS.

Morpheus Support

The free Community Edition does not have support entitlement for
submitting tickets or feature requests, but you can utilize the public facing

There are a number of useful support articles covering Getting Started,
working within the GUI, and utilizing the API/CLI.