Unattended installation

You can install Wazuh on a single host by using a script that automatically detects whether the operating system uses rpm or deb packages. The script performs a health check to verify that the available system resources meet the minimal requirements. For more information, check the requirements section.

The script installs Java Development Kit and other packages, including unzip and libcap, required by Open Distro for Elasticsearch. Besides, the Search Guard offline TLS tool is used to generate the certificates for protecting data in the Elastic Stack.

Installing Wazuh


Root user privileges are required to run all the commands. The curl package is used to download the script.

  1. Run the following command:

    # curl -so ~/all-in-one-installation.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wazuh/wazuh-documentation/4.1/resources/open-distro/unattended-installation/all-in-one-installation.sh && bash ~/all-in-one-installation.sh

    The script performs a health check to ensure that the host has enough resources to guarantee proper performance. To skip this step, add the -i or --ignore-healthcheck option when running the script.

    After executing the script, a message is shown to confirm that the installation was successful.

    Starting the installation...
    Installing all necessary utilities for the installation...
    Adding the Wazuh repository...
    Installing the Wazuh manager...
    Wazuh-manager started
    Installing Open Distro for Elasticsearch...
    Configuring Elasticsearch...
    Certificates created
    Elasticsearch started
    Initializing Elasticsearch...
    Installing Filebeat...
    Filebeat started
    Installing Open Distro for Kibana...
    Kibana started
    Checking the installation...
    Elasticsearch installation succeeded.
    Filebeat installation succeeded.
    Initializing Kibana (this may take a while)
    Installation finished
  2. Access the web interface:

URL: https://<wazuh_server_ip>
user: admin
password: admin

On the first access to Kibana, the browser displays a warning message indicating that the certificate was not issued by a trusted authority. It is possible to add an exception in the browser’s advanced options or, for increased security, the previously generated root-ca.pem file can be imported into the certificate manager of the browser. Alternatively, it is possible to configure a certificate from a trusted authority.


The Open Distro for Elasticsearch performance analyzer plugin is removed during the installation since it might have a negative impact on system resources.

Customizing the installation

The Kibana configuration found at the /etc/kibana/kibana.yml file has the server.host parameter set to This means that Kibana can be accessed from the outside and accepts all the available IPs of the host. This value can be changed for a specific IP if needed.

It is highly recommended to change Elasticsearch default passwords for the users’ found at the /usr/share/elasticsearch/plugins/opendistro_security/securityconfig/internal_users.yml file. For more information on Elasticsearch configuration and passwords, check the Elasticsearch tuning section.

To uninstall all the components of the all-in-one installation, see the uninstalling section.

Next steps

Once the Wazuh environment is ready, a Wazuh agent can be installed in every endpoint to be monitored. To learn how to install agents, check the Wazuh agent section.