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Linux Agent Installation Prerequisites

Complete the following steps before you install the agent.

  1. Verify that the Lacework agent supports the distribution installed your machine. For more information, see Supported Operating Systems.
  2. Verify that your machine can connect to the internet.
  3. Use sed (GNU sed) version 4.2.2 or higher in the procedures.
  4. Download the release package release.tgz (replace release with the agent release number) and the checksum.txt files from the Lacework Agent GitHub repository.
    • Click the Releases tab in the GitHub repository to view all the available agent releases.
    • Find a release and click release.tgz (replace release with the agent release number) to download the file that contains the agent installers.
    • For the same release, click checksum.txt file to download the checksum file.
    • Create a temporary directory such as ~/downloads/tmp and move the release.tgz and checksum.txt files to that directory.
  5. Verify that the checksum in the checksum.txt file matches the checksum of the release.tgz file.
    • Open a terminal window go to the tmp directory.
      cd ~/downloads/tmp
    • Verify that the release.tgz matches the checksum.
      md5sum -c checksum.txt
    • If the verification is successful, the command displays OK.
  6. Unzip the release.tgz (replace release with the agent release number) file into a temporary directory.
  7. Using the Lacework Console, create an agent access token using the instructions in Create Agent Access Tokens.
  8. In the Lacework Console, copy the Access Token by clicking the Copy to clipboard icon.