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Install a Collector on Windows

Follow the steps in this topic to install or uninstall a collector on Windows. See Installed Collectors for information on other OSs.

System Requirements

  • Windows:
    • Vista, 32 bit or 64 bit
    • Server 2008, 32 bit or 64 bit
    • Windows 7, 32 bit or 64 bit
    • Server 2008 R2, 64 bit
    • Windows 8, 32 bit or 64 bit  
    • Server 2012, 64 bit
    • Windows 8.1, 32 bit or 64 bit
    • Server 2012 R2, 64 bit
    • Windows 10, 32 bit or 64 bit  
    • Server 2016, 64 bit
  • Single core, 512MB RAM
  • 8GB disk space


Download the Collector in either of the following ways:

  • In Sumo Logic select Manage Data > Collection > Collection. Click Add Collector, click Installed Collector, and then click the link for the Collector to begin the download.
  • Open a browser and enter the static URL for your pod. If you're not sure which pod you're using, check the login page (US2, EU, AU, or DE appears in the URL for those pods; only US1 is not included in the URL). The download begins immediately. See Download a Collector from a Static URL for a list of the URLs for your Linux version and pod.

Install a Collector on Windows

Install the Collector using either of the following methods: 

  • UI installer
  • Command line installer

You can build a Collector into a Windows machine image such as an Amazon AMI or VMware image.

After installing Collectors, you can configure Sources by using the Web Application or by providing the Source settings in a JSON file. If you are using a UTF-8 encoded JSON file, you must provide the file before starting the Collector. The JSON file needs to be UTF-8 encoded.

If necessary, you can use the binary package to install a Collector on MacOS. See this Collector FAQ topic for details.

Install using the UI installer

Run the installer on your server with root or Administrator privileges. If you are not logged in as root or Administrator, you might be prompted to reauthenticate to your system when you start the UI Installer.

  1. Open the downloaded installer file.
  2. If prompted, enter the root or Administrator user name and password for the system.
  3. Open the wizard to show the Welcome page. Click Next.
  4. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  5. Browse to select a location for the Collector or accept the default and click Next to install the Collector files on your machine.
  6. The Installer displays the summary of the default settings. If you want to change any of these, click Advanced UI Installer Settings and follow the instructions. Click Next.
  7. Choose an authentication method.
  • Setup Wizard Token: If Sumo Logic has provided you with a token for the UI Installer, click Next, enter the token, and click Next.
  • Access Key: If you have a Sumo Logic access ID and key, click Next, enter the access ID and key, and click Next.
  1. Click Finish to complete the setup.
  2. In Sumo Logic select Manage Data > Collection > Collection and verify that you can see the Collector. Look for the name that is listed as Collector Name in the confirmation step of this procedure (the name can be customized under Advanced Settings). If a Collector with that name already exists, a suffix is appended to uniquely identify it. If you don’t see the Collector, check the Error Codes list to help troubleshoot.

Install using the command line installer

  1. From the command prompt, run the downloaded EXE file with with the parameters that you want to configure. See Parameters for the Command Line Installer for a description of the parameters.
  2. When you see the Finishing installation... message you can close the command prompt window. The installation is complete.

Note for PowerShell users:  When using quiet mode installation on Windows with Microsoft PowerShell, parameters following -console -q must be escaped with quotes, for example:

SumoCollector.exe -console -q "-Vsumo.accessid=<accessId>" "-Vsumo.accesskey=<accessKey>"


Using Access Id and Access Key:

SumoCollector.exe -console -q "-Vsumo.accessid=<accessId>" "-Vsumo.accesskey=<accessKey>"

Using Access Id and Access Key with Proxy settings:

SumoCollector.exe -console -q "-Vsumo.accessid=<accessId>" "-Vsumo.accesskey=<accessKey>" "<proxyHost>" "-Vproxy.port=<proxyPort>"


If you uninstall a Collector, no more data is sent to Sumo Logic from that machine. Uninstalling a Collector doesn't cancel your Sumo Logic account or delete any data from Sumo Logic.

Uninstalling a Sumo Logic installed Collector requires the following steps:

  1. Uninstall the Collector from the host machine using either of these methods.
  1. Remove the Collector from the Sumo Logic Web Application

Uninstall using the installer

  1. From the Windows Control Panel choose Uninstall a program.
  2. Right-click Sumo Logic Collector and choose Uninstall.
  3. Click Next to uninstall the Collector.
  4. When the success message is displayed, click Finish.

Uninstall from the command line

  1. From the command prompt, run the uninstall.exe file with the -q option. The -q option executes the command without presenting additional prompts.
    uninstall.exe -q -console

  1. When you see the Finishing installation... message you can close the command prompt window. The uninstallation is complete.

Remove the Collector from the Web Application

  1. In Sumo Logic select Manage Data > Collection > Collection.
  2. Find the Collector you want to remove, and click Delete.
  3. When the Confirm dialog displays, click OK.

A success message is displayed and the Collector is removed from the list.