Install Vector via RPM

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


  • x86_64
  • ARM64
  • ARMv7
  1. Download the Vector .rpm file:

    • Latest (0.8.0)
    • Nightly
    curl -O
  2. Install the Vector .rpm package directly:

    sudo rpm -i vector-x86_64.rpm
  3. Start Vector:

    sudo systemctl 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 re-follow the install steps with the URL to the Vector .rpm file.


The Vector configuration file is placed in:


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.


Vector can be managed through the Systemd service manager:



sudo rpm -e vector


Follow the install steps again, downloading the latest version of Vector.