ARMv7 and ARM64 Support on Linux
These architectures are widely used in embedded devices and servers
Vector now supports ARM architectures on the Linux platform! These architectures are widely used in embedded devices and recently started to get traction on servers. To get started, you can follow the installation instructions for your preferred method:
- DPKG (select the ARM tab)
- RPM (select the ARM tab)
- Docker (select the ARM tab)
- From archives
- Or, download the files directly
It’s worth noting that Vector ships a fully static binary without dependencies. This makes installation as simple as copying the Vector binary onto your machine. There are no dependencies to install or environment changes required.
If you’re wondering how this benefits you, here are a couple of popular use cases:
An interesting usecase for ARM support are the new AWS
instances. These instances are based on Amazon’s
ARM-based Graviton2 processors. Amazon claims they “deliver up to 40% improved
price/performance over current generation
ARM architectures are widely used on IoT devices. Vector is the perfect candidate for resource constrained environments like this, especially given Vector’s superior memory efficiency.
If you’re using a vendor-based data collector it’s likely they lack support for the ARM architectures, especially the new ARM64 architecture. This limits your flexibility, and in the case of AWS, can have direct cost implications. Supporting these platforms, properly, is Vector’s core competency.