Installing VividCortex

VividCortex is safe, fast, and easy to install. Our agents don’t require any changes to logging or other settings in the database. We encourage you to download the Quick Installation Guide, which will get you up and running in a few minutes. Complete installation instructions can be found on the pages below.

There are four installation scenarios, each of which supports various nuances for specific technologies and deployment tactics. Please review the below options and select the installation method which you will use. Whenever possible, we recommend the on-host installation method.

  • In on-host installation, the agents are installed and run on the server they will monitor. The supervisor agent can automatically detect and configure any services that can be monitored. We recommend this option for MySQL and PostgreSQL and it is the required installation option for MongoDB and Redis.

  • In off-host installation, the agents are installed on any compatible host, and connect to the monitored host over the network to monitor it. Use this option if you are unable to install the agents to the server, such as with Amazon RDS, or for MySQL and PostgreSQL when necessary (for example, when database traffic is encrypted with SSL).

  • In containerized installation, the agents are configured to run in a virtualization environment such as those provided by Heroku. This is similar to the off-host method however it carries some important particularities.

  • Lastly, you can install VividCortex manually or using systems such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.

Uninstalling: Linux and FreeBSD

To uninstall VividCortex, run the following commands as root:

curl https://download.vividcortex.com/install > install
sh install --uninstall

Uninstalling: Windows

Proceed as you would with any other Windows program: Control Panel -> Programs And Features -> select VividCortex and click Uninstall.