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 Windows Server 2012 and Windows 10).

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

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

 x86 x86_64SPARCSPARC64POWERPA-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 -
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 - - - - - -
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) - yes - -
Windows Server 2003* yes yes - - - - - -
Windows Server 2008 yes yes - - - - - -
Windows Server 2012 yes yes - - - - - -
Windows XP* yes yes - - - - -
Windows Vista yes yes - - - - - -
Windows 7 yes yes - - - - - -
Windows 8 yes yes - - - - - -
Windows 10 yes yes - - - - - -

*This platform is supported only in 5 LTS. 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 31 July 2017.

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 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

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), 6 (Squeeze)* yes yes yes yes
Debian 7 (Wheezy), 8 (Jessie) yes yes yes yes
FreeBSD 6, 7, 8, 9* yes yes yes -
FreeBSD 10 yes yes yes -
HP-UX 11v2 on IA64* yes yes - -
HP-UX 11v3 on IA64 yes yes
openSUSE 10, SLES 10* yes yes yes yes
openSUSE 11, SLES 11, 12 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* yes yes yes yes
Ubuntu 12, 14, 16 yes yes yes yes

*This platform is supported only in 5 LTS. 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 31 July 2017.

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: