Operating System


All Insight Agent installations require administrator privileges for the target system.

The Insight Agent is supported on the following operating systems:


All Microsoft operating systems from XP to present.


Insight Agent support for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is now in the End-of-Life (EOL) phase. Support for XP and Server 2003 will cease after July 19th, 2020 and December 2nd, 2020, respectively. Review the following EOL announcements for more information and frequently asked questions:

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.


  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina


  • Debian 7.0 - 8.2
  • CentOS 5.2 - 7.6
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 5.2 -7.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2-8.0
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Client 5.2-8.0
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 5.2-8.0
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Workstation 5.2-8.0
  • Ubuntu 11.04 – 18.04
  • Fedora 17 – 25, 31
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11-12, 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11-12
  • openSUSE LEAP 15.0, 42.1-42.2
  • Amazon Linux 1 and 2

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.