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:

 i386amd64SPARCSPARC64POWERPA-RISCIA64ALPHA
AIX 5.2* - - - - yes - - -
AIX 5.3* - - - - yes - - -
AIX 6.1 - - - - yes - - -
AIX 7.1 - - - - yes - - -
CentOS 5 yes yes - - - - - -
CentOS 6 yes yes - - - - - -
CentOS 7 - yes - - - - - -
Debian 3 (sarge)* - yes - - - - - -
Debian 4 (etch)* yes yes - - - - - -
Debian 5 (lenny) yes yes - - - - - -
Debian 6 (squeeze) yes yes - - - - - -
Debian 7 (wheezy) yes yes            
FreeBSD 6* yes - - - - - - -
FreeBSD 7* yes yes - - - - - -
FreeBSD 8 yes yes - - - - - -
FreeBSD 9 yes yes -
FreeBSD 10 yes yes - - - - - -
HP-UX 11i* - - - - - yes - -
HP-UX 11v2 - - - - - - yes -
HP-UX 11v3 - - - - - - yes -
IBM System i*** - - - - yes - - -
Oracle Linux 5 yes yes -
Oracle Linux 6 yes yes -
Oracle Linux 7 - yes - - - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2* yes - - - - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3* yes yes - - - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4** yes yes - - - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 yes yes - - - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6***** yes yes - - - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7***** - yes - - - - - -
SLES 10* yes yes - - - - - -
SLES 11 yes yes - - - - - -
SLES 12 - yes - - - - - -
Solaris 8* - - yes yes - - - -
Solaris 9** yes - yes yes - - - -
Solaris 10 - yes yes yes - - - -
Solaris 11 - yes - yes        
Tru64* - - - - - - - yes
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)* yes yes - - - - - -
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)** yes yes - - - - - -
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise) yes yes            
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) yes yes            
Windows Server 2003 yes yes            
Windows Server 2008 yes yes - - - - - -
Windows Server 2012 yes yes - - - - - -
Windows 7 yes yes - - - - - -
Windows 8 yes yes - - - - - -
Windows Vista yes yes - - - - - -
Windows XP* yes yes - - - - - -

*The following platform versions will no longer be supported from version 5F1, the last supported version will be 5LTS. Debian 3 and 4, FreeBSD 6 and 7, AIX 5.2 and 5.3, HP-UX 11iv1, RHEL 2 and RHEL 3, SLES 10, Open SUSE 10, 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 following platform versions will no longer be supported from version 5F2, the last supported version will be 5F1. Debian 5, RHEL 4, Solaris 9, Ubuntu 10

***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.

*****Security Enhanced Linux are fully supported from syslog-ng Premium Edition 5F2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions  6.5 and 7. CentOS platforms corresponding to the supported RHEL versions are fully supported as well. For details, click here

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 \ DatabaseMsSQLMySQLPgSQLOracle
AIX yes yes yes -
CentOS 5-7 yes yes yes yes
Debian 4 (Etch), 5 (Lenny)** yes yes yes yes
Debian 6 (Squeeze), 7 (Wheezy) yes yes yes yes
FreeBSD 6, 7* yes yes yes -
FreeBSD 8, 9, 10 yes yes yes -
HP-UX 11v2 on IA64 yes yes - -
openSUSE 10, 11, SLES 10, 11 yes yes yes yes
RHEL 5, 6, 7 yes yes yes yes
Solaris 8* yes yes yes -
Solaris 9 on SPARC** yes yes - yes
Solaris 10, 11 on SPARC and SPARC64 yes yes yes yes
Solaris 10, 11 on X86_64 yes yes - yes
Ubuntu 10**, 12, 14 yes yes yes yes

*The following database versions will no longer be supported from version 5F1, the last supported version will be 5LTS

- MSSQL, MySQL and PgSQL on Solaris 8

- MSSQL, MySQL and PgSQL on FreeBSD 6 and 7.

**The following database versions will no longer be supported from version 5F2, the last supported version will be 5F1:

- MSSQL, MySQL, and Oracle on solaris 9, 

- MSSQL, MySQL, PgSQL and Oracle on Ubuntu 10

- MySQL, PgSQL and Oracle on Debian 6.

Certified packages

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

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