Sysdig agents are delivered as either a container or a service and can be deployed with or without an orchestrator such as Kubernetes or Mesos.
A quick install involves just a few lines of code from the Getting Started Wizard copied into a shell. The complete install instructions address checking for and installing kernel headers if needed, any prerequisite permissions settings for particular environments, and tips about updating the configuration files after initial installation.
Plan the Installation
Review the platforms, runtimes, Linux distributions, orchestration, browsers, etc. that are supported.
Additional tips if your kernel module or header are not automatically compiled by the agent
An agent access key is provided with a Sysidg trial
Choose one of the installations:
With the Getting Started Wizard, you can copy/paste a simple line of code to deploy agents in a variety of environments.
Node Image Analyzer by default is installed with Sysdig Agent for Sysdig Secure. See Installing the Image Analyzer for more information.
Behind the scenes, the Wizard auto-detects and completes configuration items such as the required access key and port information. The Wizard is launched from the Start a Free Trial button at sysdig.com.
After the first install, Sysdig Secure and Monitor users can access the Wizard at any time from the Rocket icon in the navbar.
There are a variety of ways to install agents without using the Wizard.
Used for most environments, e.g. Amazon EKS or EC2 on AWS Cloud or AWS Outpost, EC2, Azure AKS, etc.
Used for any environment with OpenShift.
Slim agent is not supported on GKE clusters running on Container-Optimized OS (COS).
Used for Google Kubernetes Service environment
Agent as container or agent as service
Used when there is no orchestrator such as Kubernetes.
IBM manages and documents Sysdig installs as part of IKS.
Certain environments may need a different option:
Mesos | Marathon| DCOS: Agent Install: Mesos | Marathon | DCOS
Linux: (Rare, used with custom kernel headers, unique use cases) Agent Install: Manual Linux Installation
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