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Once you have installed Sensu’s prerequisites (RabbitMQ and/or Redis), you are ready to install a Sensu Server and API. The Sensu Server and API are available in two flavors:
NOTE: only one flavor of the Sensu server & API should be used at any given time. Sensu Enterprise users should skip Sensu Core server & API installation and jump directly to installing Sensu Enterprise.
Sensu Core is installed via native system installer package formats (e.g. .deb,
.rpm, .msi, .pkg, etc), which are available for download from the Sensu
Downloads page, and from package manager repositories for APT (for
Ubuntu/Debian systems), and YUM (for RHEL/CentOS). The Sensu Core packages
installs several processes, including
NOTE: although Sensu Core packages are available for a variety of platforms
– thus making it technically possible to run the
sensu-api processes on non-Linux operating systems – we strongly
recommended running the Sensu Server and API on a Linux-based platform. Sensu
Core installer packages for non-Linux platforms are provided for the purpose of
sensu-client available, and are not tested as extensively for
Sensu Enterprise is installed via native system installer packages for
Linux-based operating systems, only (i.e. .deb and .rpm). The Sensu Enterprise
installer packages are made available via the Sensu Enterprise software
repositories, which requires access credentials to access. The Sensu Enterprise
package installs a single executable,
sensu-enterprise, which provides the
functionality of Sensu server and API in a single process.