Shipping Logs From Linux/Windows/MacOS

Installing an observIQ agent and shipping logs with Linux, Windows, or MacOS.

Install an Agent

To install an agent on Linux, Windows, MacOS, or Raspberry Pi navigate to the Fleet page. Click the Add Agent button.

Choose your platform from the drop-down. The platform-specific source is enabled by default. Click Next to go to the agent installation page. Now, copy and run the installation command on the host you'd like to gather logs from.

Choose the appropriate Platform for your agent. Click the Clipboard icon to copy the install command to clipboard.

  • For Linux or Raspberry Pi, SSH into the target host. Paste the install command in your terminal, and hit enter.
  • For Windows, RDP into your target Windows host and open a CMD Prompt or Powershell with the 'Run as Administrator' option. Paste the install command in your CMD Prompt or Powershell, and hit enter.
  • For MacOS, open your Terminal, paste the command, and hit enter.

The agent installer will run, download the required files automatically, and install the agent in less than 30 seconds. An "Installation Successful!" message will be displayed if the agent was installed successfully.

Configure a Source

After a successful installation, click Next on the installation page to add sources. There will already be a default source configured depending on which operating system your agent is running on. To install an additional source, click Add Source.


Next, choose your source type and configure it before clicking Add Source. Once it's created, you can click Finish Setup. Now you can go to the Explore tab to begin seeing logs!

Congrats! You're shipping logs with your first observIQ Log Agent! Next step learn how to best view your logs - View your logs.

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