This is the documentation for Wazuh 3.9. Check out the docs for the latest version of Wazuh!

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:

Type Description
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 newer 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.