Homebrew

Install Vector through the Homebrew package manager

Vector can be installed through Homebrew which is generally used on MacOS systems.

Install

Add the Timber tap and install vector:

brew tap timberio/brew && brew install vector

Start Vector:

brew services start vector

That's it! Proceed to configure Vector for your use case.

Configuring

The Vector configuration file is placed in:

/usr/local/etc/vector/vector.toml

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.

Administering

Vector can be managed through the Homebrew services manager:

Uninstalling

brew remove vector

Updating

brew update && brew upgrade vector

Versions

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