Supported platforms

The syslog-ng Premium Edition application supports several architectures, including x86, x86_64, and SUN SPARC on a variety of operating systems: Linux, BSD, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows (including Vista and 2008 Server), and IBM System i.

The syslog-ng PE license allows you to download and use syslog-ng PE binaries for the following platforms:

  x86 x86_64 SUN SPARC SUN SPARC64 POWER PA-RISC IA64 ALPHA
AIX 5.2 & 5.3* - - - - - - -
AIX 6.1 - - - - - - -
AIX 7.1 - - - - - - -
CentOS 5 - - - - - -
CentOS 6 - - - - - -
Debian 3.1 (sarge)* - - - - - - -
Debian 4.0 (etch)* - - - - - -
Debian 5.0 (lenny) - - - - - -
Debian 6.0 (squeeze) - - - - - -
FreeBSD 6.1* - - - - - - -
FreeBSD 7.1* - - - - - -
FreeBSD 8.0 - - - - - -
HP-UX 11i* - - - - - - -
HP-UX 11v2 - - - - - - -
HP-UX 11v3 - - - - - - -
IBM System i** - - - - - - -
openSUSE 10.0* - - - - - - -
openSUSE 10.1* - - - - - -
openSUSE 11.0 - - - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2* - - - - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - - - - - -
Red Hat ES 4 - - - - - -
Red Hat ES 5 - - - - - -
Red Hat ES 6 - - - - - -
SLES 10 - - - - - - -
SLES 11 - - - - - -
Solaris 8* - - - - - -
Solaris 9 - - - - -
Solaris 10 - - - - -
Tru64* - - - - - - -
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)* - - - - - -
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - - - - - -
Windows*** - - - - - -

*The following platform versions will no longer be supported in the version of syslog-ng Premium following 5LTS. Debian 3.1 and 4.0, FreeBSD 6.1 and 7.1, AIX 5.2 and 5.3, HP-UX 11iv1, RHEL 2, SLES 10.2, Open SUSE 10.0 and 10.1, Solaris 8, Ubuntu 8.0.4, Tru64 5.1b, Windows XP SP3. These platforms will remain fully supported in the 5 LTS version and its maintainance and security releases. The syslog-ng Premium Edition 5 LTS version will be supported until at least November 2016

**The syslog-ng Premium Edition application can run on IBM System i, but syslog-ng Agent for IBM System i is licensed independently from syslog-ng Premium Edition. Supported version: V5R3 or later. The syslog-ng Agent for IBM System i is available as a standalone product and is priced and licensed independently from syslog-ng Premium Edition.

***For Windows platforms, an agent application is also available. See below for details.

Windows Eventlog

The central syslog-ng server can be installed on Microsoft Windows platforms but a lightweight agent is also available. The syslog-ng Agent for Windows application is available for both the x86 and x86_64 architectures where the architecture is supported by the given version of Windows, and supports Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

IBM System i

The syslog-ng server can be installed on any IBM System i into the Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE). The syslog-ng Agent for IBM System i application is available for any version of IBM OS/400 or i5/OS from V5R3 and later. The syslog-ng Agent for IBM System i is available as a standalone product and is priced and licensed independently from syslog-ng Premium Edition.

Database support

The syslog-ng Premium Edition application offers direct database access for a number of platforms and databases:

Platform \ Database MsSQL MySQL PgSQL SQLite Oracle
AIX
Debian etch, Debian lenny, openSUSE 10-11, SLES 10-11, Red Hat ES 4-6 (linux_glibc236)
Debian sarge and RHEL 3 on x86_64 (linux_glibc232) - - - - -
FreeBSD 6.1 -
FreeBSD 7.1 -
FreeBSD 8.0 -
HP-UX 11 on PA-RISC - - - - -
HP-UX 11v2 on IA64 -
RHEL 2 and 3 on X86 (linux_glibc213) - -   - -
Solaris 8 -
Solaris 9 on sparc -
Solaris 9 on X86 - - - - -
Solaris 10 on sparc
Solaris 10 on X86_64 -
Tru64 5.1b - - - - -

Certified packages

Starting from version 4.0, syslog-ng Premium Edition is Novell Readycertified for the following platforms:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 on the x86 and x86_64 AMD64 & Intel EM64T architectures

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on the x86 and x86_64 AMD64 & Intel EM64T architectures

Starting from version 4.0, syslog-ng Premium Edition is RedHat Readycertified for the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 on the x86 architecture

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 on the x86_64 AMD64 & Intel EM64T architecture

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on the x86 and x86_64 AMD64 & Intel EM64T architectures

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on the x86 and x86_64 AMD64 & Intel EM64T architectures

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on the x86 and x86_64 AMD64 & Intel EM64T architectures