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
  • 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
Linux packages Install Wazuh agents on Linux.
Windows installer Install Wazuh agents on Windows.
macOS installer Install Wazuh agents on macOS.
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.