The Scalyr Agent is a daemon you can install on each of your servers. It uploads logs and system metrics to DataSet. This second-generation agent is easy to install and manage, with minimal dependencies and resource requirements.
By default, the agent runs on Python 3. It is recommended that you run the Agent with Python 3, but the agent can also run on versions of Python 2 (verified on Python 2.7).
Resource requirements vary by workload; in our internal installations, the agent generally uses less than 15 MB RAM and 2% of CPU.
The Scalyr Agent is configured by editing the main agent config file.
On Linux systems, this file is located at:
You can add modular snippets in the following directory.
The agent detects changes to the configuration file within 30 seconds. There is no need to restart the agent.
The agent is installed in the directory
The agent keeps working files like checkpoints in the directory
Continue to the installation method that best fits your environment.