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, and
- security policy monitoring.
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:
|RPM packages||Install Wazuh agents on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora.|
|DEB packages||Install Wazuh agents on Debian/Ubuntu.|
|Windows installer||Install Wazuh agents on Windows.|
|Mac OS installer||Install Wazuh agents on Mac OS|
|Solaris installer||Install Wazuh agents on Solaris|
|HP-UX installer||Install Wazuh agents on HP-UX|
|AIX installer||Install Wazuh agents on AIX|
|Sources||Install Wazuh agents from source code.|
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.