Create a XDR Collector Installation Package

Learn how to create a Cortex® XDR™ Collector installation package for a Windows or Linux collector machine.
To install a Cortex® XDR™ Collector for the first time, you must first create a XDR Collector installation package. After you create and download an installation package, you can then install it directly on the collector machine or you can use a software deployment tool of your choice to distribute the software to multiple collector machines.
To install the Cortex XDR Collector software, you must use a valid installation package that exists in your Cortex XDR Collectors console. If you delete an installation package, any XDR Collectors installed from this package are not able to register to Cortex XDR.
To move existing XDR Collectors between Cortex XDR managing servers, you need to first Uninstall the XDR Collector from the collector machine and then for the new XDR Collector create a new installation package.
To create a new installation package.
  1. In Cortex XDR, select
    Settings ( )
    XDR Collectors
  2. Create
    a new installation package.
  3. Enter a unique
    and an optional
    to identify the installation package.
    The package
    must be no more than 100 characters and can contain letters, numbers, hyphens, underscores, commas, and spaces.
  4. Select the
    for which you want to create the installation package as either
  5. Select the
  6. Create
    the installation package.
    Cortex XDR prepares your installation package and makes it available in the
    XDR Collectors Installations
  7. Download your installation package.
    When the status of the package shows
    , right-click the
    Collector Version
    row, and click
    • For a Windows installation, select between the architecture type for the msi file to download. You can
      Download 64 bit installer
      Download 32 bit installer
    • For a Linux installation, you can
      Download Linux RPM installer
      Download Linux DEB installer
      (according to your Linux collector machine distribution), and deploy the installers on the on-premise collector machines using the Linux package manager. Alternatively, you can
      Download Linux SH installer
      and deploy it manually on the Linux collector machine.
    Once the applicable installation package is downloaded, you can install the package.
  8. Other available options.
    As needed, you can return to the
    XDR Collectors Installations
    page to manage your XDR Collectors installation packages. To manage a specific package, right click the
    Collector Version
    , and select the desired action:
    • Edit
      the package name or description.
    • Delete
      the installation package. Deleting an installation package does not uninstall the Cortex XDR Collector software from any on-premise collector machines.
      Since Cortex XDR relies on the installation package ID to approve XDR Collector registration during install, it is not recommended to delete the installation package for any active on-premise collector machines. Hiding the installation package will remove it from the default list of available installation packages, and can be useful to eliminate confusion in the XDR Collectors console main view. These hidden installation can be viewed by removing the default filter.
    • Copy text to clipboard
      to copy the text from a specific field in the row of an installation package.
    • Hide
      installation packages. Using the Hide option provides a quick method to filter out results based on a specific value in the table. You can also use the filters at the top of the page to build a filter from scratch. To create a persistent filter, save ( ) it.

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