Operating System

NOTE

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

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

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

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.

End-of-life dates for operating system versions

The operating system versions in the following tables are scheduled for end-of-life (EOL) by the indicated date. The Insight Agent is no longer supported on versions that have reached their EOL date. Operating systems scheduled for EOL will appear here 1 year prior to their official EOL date.

Windows
Operating system versionOfficial EOL by Rapid7
Windows XPJuly 19, 2020
Windows VistaAugust 13, 2021
Windows 7 SP0Oct 14, 2020
Windows 7 SP1August 13, 2021
Windows 8August 13, 2021
Windows Server 2003December 2nd, 2020
Mac
Operating system versionOfficial EOL by Rapid7
OS X 10.12August 13, 2021
OS X 10.11August 13, 2021
Linux
Operating system versionOfficial EOL by Rapid7
CentOS 5August 13, 2021
CentOS 6February 23, 2022
Debian 7 (Wheezy)August 13, 2021
Debian 8August 13, 2021
Fedora 17August 13, 2021
Fedora 18August 13, 2021
Fedora 19August 13, 2021
Fedora 20August 13, 2021
Fedora 21August 13, 2021
Fedora 22August 13, 2021
Fedora 23August 13, 2021
Fedora 24August 13, 2021
Fedora 25August 13, 2021
Fedora 26August 13, 2021
Fedora 27August 13, 2021
Fedora 28August 13, 2021
Fedora 29August 13, 2021
Fedora 30August 19, 2021
Fedora 31February 23, 2022
Fedora 32February 23, 2022
OpenSUSE 15.0August 13, 2021
OpenSUSE 15.2February 23, 2022
OpenSUSE leap 42.1August 13, 2021
OpenSUSE leap 42.2August 13, 2021
OpenSUSE leap 42.3August 13, 2021
Oracle Enterprise LinuxFebruary 23, 2022
SUSE Linux 11.1August 13, 2021
SUSE Linux 11.2August 13, 2021
SUSE Linux 11.3August 13, 2021
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11March 31, 2022
Ubuntu 11.04August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 11.1August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 12.04 LTSAugust 13, 2021
Ubuntu 12.1August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 13.04August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 13.1August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 14.1August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 15.04August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 15.1August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 16.1August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 17.04August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 17.1August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 18.1August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 19.04August 13, 2021
Ubuntu 19.1February 23, 2022