You install vRealize Log Insight agents on Windows or Linux machines, including those with third-party log management systems. Agents collect events and forward them to the vRealize Log Insight server. During installation, you can specify parameters for the server, port, and protocol settings or choose to keep the default settings.

To install and run vRealize Log Insight agent, your hardware must support the minimum parameters required for hosts/machines to support x86 and x86_64 architecture and MMX, SSE, SSE2, and SSE3 instruction sets.

You can upgrade agents using the same methods you use for installation, or you can use auto-upgrade. Auto-upgrade propagates upgrades to agents when you deploy a new version of vRealize Log Insight. See Automatic Update for vRealize Log Insight Agents for more information. Upgrade is not available for Linux binary packages.