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Install Quorum plugins for Hyperledger Besu

Quorum plugins for Hyperledger Besu are either open-source or provided with a ConsenSys Quorum Support subscription.

Quorum plugin for BesuObtain from
Event streamsDownload
Encrypted storageSupplied with ConsenSys Quorum Support
Validator monitoringSupplied with ConsenSys Quorum Support
HSM (Hardware security module)Additional option for ConsenSys Quorum Support



Hyperledger Besu requires Java 11+ to compile; earlier versions are not supported. Besu is currently supported only on 64-bit versions of Windows, and requires a 64-bit version of JDK/JRE. We recommend that you also remove any 32-bit JDK/JRE installations.

"Linux Open File Limit"

If synchronizing to MainNet on Linux or other chains with large data requirements, increase the maximum number of open files allowed using ulimit. If the open files limit is not high enough, a Too many open files RocksDB exception occurs.

Install plugins

Plugins are provided with a Besu distribution. Download the packaged binaries provided with your ConsenSys Quorum Support subscription, or download the event streams plugin.

Unpack the downloaded files and change into the besu-plugins-<release> directory.


Plugins are located in the plugins directory of the Besu installation.

Display the command line help to confirm installation:

bin/besu --help