Operating System

NOTE

All Insight Agent installations require administrator privileges for the target system. The Insight Agent currently only supports x86 platforms running Intel or AMD chipsets.

The Insight Agent is supported on the following operating systems:

Windows

The Insight Agent is supported on desktop and server versions of the Windows Operating System while those versions are in mainstream or extended support from Microsoft. For more information on Microsoft Lifecycle policies, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/general-lifecycle.

Additional Windows Requirements

If you are installing the Insight Agent on Windows assets for use with InsightIDR or InsightOps, make sure that the event log is enabled on your assets. You can refer to our InsightIDR event sources documentation for more information.

Mac

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • macOS 11.0 Big Sur (Intel devices only)

Linux

We support all versions of Linux associated with the following distributions as long as they are in mainstream or long-term support by their vendors.

  • Debian
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Ubuntu
  • Fedora
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  • openSUSE LEAP
  • Amazon Linux 1
  • Amazon Linux 2

Unsupported Operating Systems

Click to view the list of Operating Systems that have been unsupported by their vendors for more than a year and are no longer supported by the Insight Agent:
Operating SystemVersion EOL date by Vendor
WindowsWindows XPApril 8, 2014
Windows Vista April 11, 2017
Windows 8 January 12, 2016
MacOS X 10.11September 2018
Linux Debian 7 (Wheezy) May 31, 2018
CentOS 3 October 31, 2010
CentOS 4 February 29, 2012
CentOS 5 March 31, 2017
Ubuntu 11.04 October 28, 2012
Ubuntu 11.1 May 9, 2013
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS April 2019
Ubuntu 12.1 May 16, 2014
Ubuntu 13.04 January 27, 2014
Ubuntu 13.1 July 17, 2014
Ubuntu 14.1 July 23, 2015
Ubuntu 15.04 February 4, 2016
Ubuntu 15.1 July 28, 2016
Ubuntu 16.1 July 20, 2017
Ubuntu 17.04 January 13, 2018
Ubuntu 17.1 July 19, 2018
Fedora 17 July 30, 2013
Fedora 18 January 14, 2014
Fedora 19 January 6, 2015
Fedora 20 June 23, 2015
Fedora 21 December 1, 2015
Fedora 22 July 19, 2016
Fedora 23 December 20, 2016
Fedora 24 August 8, 2017
Fedora 25 December 12, 2017
Fedora 26 May 29, 2018
Fedora 27 November 30, 2018
Fedora 28 May 28, 2019
Fedora 29 November 26, 2019
SUSE Linux 11.1 August 30, 2015
SUSE Linux 11.2 January 30, 2017
SUSE Linux 11.3 January 30, 2019
OpenSUSE leap 42.1 May 17, 2017
OpenSUSE leap 42.2 January 26, 2018
OpenSUSE leap 42.3 June 30, 2019
Click to view the list of Operating Systems that have entered their End of Life process and will not be supported by the Insight Agent once their End of Life date is reached:

NOTE

This list is continuously updated to reflect Operating Systems that have entered into the End of Life process by Rapid7.

Operating System VersionEOL date by VendorEOL announcement date by Rapid7Official EOL by Rapid7
OS X 10.12October 2019August 13, 2020August 13, 2021
Debian 8June 2020August 13, 2020August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 18.1July 18, 2019August 13, 2020August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 19.04January 23, 2020August 13, 2020August 13, 2021
OpenSUSE 15.0December 3, 2019August 13, 2020August 13, 2021
Fedora 30May 26, 2020August 19, 2020August 19, 2021
Windows Server 2003July 14, 2014December 2, 2019December 2, 2020
Windows 7January 14, 2020August 13, 2020August 13, 2021
Windows Server 2008January 14, 2020August 13, 2020August 13, 2021

Additional Linux Requirements

If you are installing the Insight Agent on Linux assets for use with InsightIDR, note that the auditd service must be present on your assets, but disabled.

Why disable auditd?

InsightIDR must have exclusive use of the auditd service in order to successfully run the agent.job.linux.ui_realtime job. To ensure this job runs properly, auditd needs to be installed, but also disabled.

If your organization requires that auditd be enabled at all times, see the auditd Compatibility Mode for Linux Assets Help page for instructions on how to ensure that both the agent and auditd services can run together.