Graylog can be installed in many different ways, allowing you to pick whatever works best for you. This article describes a few ways to install Graylog and aims to help you choose the one that best fits your needs.

Choose an Installation Method

They following guides cover installation methods for operating systems and services that are supported: 

System Requirements

The Graylog server application is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Debian 10, 11, and 12
  • Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7-9 and compatible (AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, etc.)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, 15

Also required is:

WarningWe caution you not to install or upgrade to OpenSearch 2.14! It is not supported. Doing so will break your instance!

Compatibility Matrix

Please verify the version compatibility of your Graylog version with its dependent software requirements: 

Graylog Version Minimum MongoDB Version Maximum MongoDB Version Minimum OpenSearch Version Maximum OpenSearch Version
4.0.x 3.6 4.2 Not Supported Not Supported
4.1.x 3.6 4.4 Not Supported Not Supported
4.2.x 3.6 4.4 Not Supported Not Supported
4.3.x 3.6 5.0 1.1.x (or 1.3.x for Graylog Security) 1.3.x

5.0.x

5.0.7

6.x

1.1.x (or 1.3.x for Graylog Security)

2.13.x

5.1.x

5.0.7

6.x

1.1.x (or 1.3.x for Graylog Security)

2.13.x

5.2.x

5.0.7

6.x

1.1.x (or 1.3.x for Graylog Security)

2.13.x

6.0.x

5.0.7

7.x

1.1.x (or 1.3.x for Graylog Security)

2.13.x