Installing Wazuh agent¶
The Wazuh agent runs on the hosts that you want to monitor. It is multi-platform and provides the following capabilities:
- Log and data collection
- File integrity monitoring
- Rootkit and malware detection
- Security policy monitoring.
- Configuration assessments
- Software inventory
In addition, it communicates with the Wazuh manager, sending data in near real-time through an encrypted and authenticated channel.
There are several options to install a Wazuh agent, depending on the operating system and whether or not you wish to build from source. Consult the table below and choose how to proceed for a given agent:
|AIX installer||Install Wazuh agents on AIX.|
|HP-UX installer||Install Wazuh agents on HP-UX.|
|Linux installer||Install Wazuh agents on Linux.|
|macOS installer||Install Wazuh agents on macOS.|
|Solaris installer||Install Wazuh agents on Solaris.|
|Windows installer||Install Wazuh agents on Windows.|
The compatibility between Wazuh agent and Wazuh manager is guaranteed when the wazuh manager has a greater or equal version than the Wazuh agent.
Deploying agents to a large number of servers or endpoints can be easier using automation tools like Puppet, Chef, SCCM or Ansible. Consider exploring these options if you are deploying Wazuh in a larger environment.