Setting up Vector

This section of the documentation covers everything you know to get up and running with Vector, from installation to deployment.


You can install Vector using a wide variety of package managers and on several operating systems and platforms:

You can also install Vector manually in case you need a custom build.


In order to cover as many observability use cases as possible, we’ve built Vector to be highly configurable. For a general guide to configuring your Vector instance:


Vector is built to be deployable in multiple roles and topologies: