Setting up Vector

This section of the documentation covers everything you know to get up and running with Vector, from installation to deployment. Alternatively, download Observability Pipelines if you want to build, manage, and monitor your pipelines in the Datadog UI.


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: