Grafana Alloy is the new name for our distribution of the OTel collector. Grafana Agent has been deprecated and is in Long-Term Support (LTS) through October 31, 2025. Grafana Agent will reach an End-of-Life (EOL) on November 1, 2025. Read more about why we recommend migrating to Grafana Alloy.

Important: This documentation is about an older version. It's relevant only to the release noted, many of the features and functions have been updated or replaced. Please view the current version.

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Install Grafana Agent in flow mode as a standalone binary

Grafana Agent is distributed as a standalone binary for the following operating systems and architectures:

  • Linux: AMD64, ARM64
  • Windows: AMD64
  • macOS: AMD64 (Intel), ARM64 (Apple Silicon)
  • FreeBSD: AMD64

Download Grafana Agent

To download Grafana Agent as a standalone binary, perform the following steps.

  1. Navigate to the current Grafana Agent release page.

  2. Scroll down to the Assets section.

  3. Download the grafana-agent zip file that matches your operating system and machine’s architecture.

  4. Extract the package contents into a directory.

  5. If you are installing Grafana Agent on Linux, macOS, or FreeBSD, run the following command in a terminal:

    chmod +x BINARY_PATH

    Replace BINARY_PATH with the path to the extracted binary

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