The Log Insight Linux Agent collects events from log files on Linux machines and forwards them to the vRealize Log Insight server or a third-party log management system.

In a Linux system, applications can store log data in flat text files on the file system. The Log Insight Linux Agent can monitor directories and collect events from these files.

The Log Insight Linux Agent runs as a daemon and starts immediately after installation.

The Log Insight Linux Agent runs on the following distributions and versions.

  • RHEL 5, RHEL 6, and RHEL 7

  • SLES 11 SP3 and SLES 12 SP1

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, and 16.04 LTS

For information about download and installation, see Installing or Upgrading vRealize Log Insight Agents.