Installation options


The easiest way to start using Qdrant is to run it from a ready-made Docker image. The latest versions are always available on DockerHub.

Make sure that Docker daemon is installed and running:

sudo docker info
  • If you do not see the server listed, start the Docker daemon.
  • On Linux, Docker needs sudo privileges. To run Docker commands without sudo privileges, create a docker group and add your users (see Post-installation Steps for Linux for details).

Pull the image:

docker pull qdrant/qdrant

Run the container:

docker run -p 6333:6333 \
    -v $(pwd)/path/to/data:/qdrant/storage \

With this command, you will start a Qdrant instance with the default configuration. It will store all data in ./path/to/data directory.

By default, Qdrant uses port 6333, so at localhost:6333 you should see the welcome message.

From source

Qdrant is written in Rust and can be compiled into a binary executable. This installation method can be helpful if you want to compile Qdrant for a specific processor architecture or if you do not want to use Docker for some reason.

Before compiling, make sure that the necessary libraries and the rust toolchain are installed. The current list of required libraries can be found in the Dockerfile.

Build Qdrant with Cargo:

cargo build --release --bin qdrant

After a successful build, the binary is available at ./target/release/qdrant.

Python client

In addition to the service itself, Qdrant has a distinct python client, which has some additional features compared to clients generated from OpenAPI directly.

To install this client, just run the following command:

pip install qdrant-client


You can use a ready-made Helm Chart to run Qdrant in your Kubeternetes cluster.

helm repo add qdrant
helm install qdrant-release qdrant/qdrant

Read further instructions in qdrant-helm repository.