RPM

Install Vector through the RPM package manager

Vector can be installed through the RPM package manager which is generally used on CentOS.

Install

Download the Vector .rpm file‚Äč

curl -O https://packages.timber.io/vector/latest/vector-x86_64.rpm

Then install the Vector .rpm package directly:

sudo rpm -i vector-x86_64.rpm

Start Vector:

sudo systemctl start vector

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

Configuring

The Vector configuration file is placed in:

etc/vector/vector.toml

A full spec is located at /etc/vector/vector.spec.toml and examples are located in /etc/vector/examples/*. You can learn more about configuring Vector in the Configuration section.

Administering

Vector can be managed through the Systemd service manager:

Uninstalling

sudo rpm -e vector

Updating

Follow the install steps again.

Versions

Historical Vector versions can be found in the releases. Once you've found the version you'd like to install you can re-follow the install steps with the URL to the Vector .rpm file.