Vector can be installed through Homebrew which is generally used on MacOS systems.
Add the Timber tap and install
brew tap timberio/brew && brew install vector
brew services start vector
That's it! Proceed to configure Vector for your use case.
The Vector configuration file is placed in:
A full spec is located at
/usr/local/etc/vector/vector.spec.toml and examples are located in
/usr/local/etc/vector/examples/*. You can learn more about configuring Vector in the Configuration section.
Vector can be managed through the Homebrew services manager:
brew remove vector
brew update && brew upgrade vector
Historical Vector versions can be found in the releases. Once you've found the version you'd like to install you can specify it with:
brew install vector@X.X.X