Install Vector via Homebrew

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


  1. Add the Timber tap and install vector:

    brew tap timberio/brew && brew install vector
  2. Start Vector:

    brew services start vector

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

Previous 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


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