Installing Wazuh agentΒΆ

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:

Type Description
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 5.3 installer Install Wazuh agents on AIX
Sources Install Wazuh agents from source code.

Note

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.