Although the Circus daemon can be managed with the circusd command, it’s easier to have it start on boot. If your system supports Upstart, you can create this Upstart script in /etc/init/circus.conf.

start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE=lo

stop on shutdown

exec /usr/local/bin/circusd --log-output /var/log/circus.log \
                            --pidfile /var/run/ \

This assumes that circus.ini is located at /etc/circus.ini. After rebooting, you can control circusd with the service command:

$ service circus start/stop/restart


This section will contain recipes to deploy Circus. Until then you can look at Pete’s Puppet recipe or at Remy’s Chef recipe