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Install and configure the Smart Agent 🔗

You have several different options for installing the SignalFx Smart Agent. Select the topic that matches your situation or preference. Each topic includes these sections:

  • Prerequisites
  • Configuration instructions
  • Installation instructions
  • Instructions for verifying your installation

Evaluate monitoring for a single host

Evaluate monitoring using a quick installation to a single host

SignalFx Smart Agent quick installation

Evaluate monitoring for a specific OS

Goal Procedure
Evaluate monitoring on *nix hosts that support Debian or RPM packages Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using *nix packages
Evaluate monitoring on Linux hosts that are behind a firewall Install the SignalFx Smart Agent to Linux using a GZIP file
Evaluate monitoring on Windows hosts that are behind a firewall Install the SignalFx Smart Agent to Windows using a ZIP file

Evaluate Kubernetes monitoring

Goal Procedure
Evaluate Kubernetes monitoring using Helm Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using Helm
Evaluate Kubernetes monitoring using kubectl Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using kubectl

Evaluate SignalFx Microservices APM monitoring

Goal Procedure
Evaluate SignalFx Microservices APM monitoring for hosts that use Docker outside of Kubernetes Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using the SignalFx Agent Docker image
Evaluate SignalFx Microservices APM monitoring for hosts that use Kubernetes

If you use Helm, see Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using Helm.

If you use kubectl, see Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using kubectl.

Monitor production hosts for a specific OS

Goal Procedure
Monitor AWS ECS production hosts Install the SignalFx Smart Agent to AWS ECS
Monitor production hosts that use configuration management tools Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using configuration management
Monitor *nix production hosts that support Debian or RPM Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using *nix packages
Monitor Linux production hosts that are behind a firewall Install the SignalFx Smart Agent to Linux using a GZIP file
Monitor Windows production hosts that are behind a firewall Install the SignalFx Smart Agent to Windows using a ZIP file

Monitor Kubernetes production hosts

Goal Procedure
Monitor Kubernetes production hosts using Helm Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using Helm
Monitor Kubernetes production hosts using kubectl Install the SignalFx Smart Agent using kubectl

Monitor SignalFx Microservices APM hosts

Deploy a SignalFx Smart Agent for µAPM