Installing Qosifire agent on Ubuntu

Qosifire agent can be installed on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 18.04 LTS, we recommend using 18.04.

Watch our screencast which shows installation and stream setup process step-by-step.

Here are these steps mentioned in our video to install the agent.

1. Import the public key used by the package management system.

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

2. Create a list file for Qosifire using the following commands.

For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus

echo "deb xenial/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qosifire.list

For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

echo "deb bionic/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qosifire.list

For Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

echo "deb jammy/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qosifire.list

3. Reload local package database

sudo apt-get update

4. Install the Qosifire packages

sudo apt-get install qosifire

5. Register server in Qosifire

sudo /usr/bin/qosifire_regutil

This command will require you to enter your admin email and password from your Qosifre account.

6. Run Qosifire services

sudo systemctl start qosifire-notifier qosifire-reader qosifire


You can automate registration by adding the following parameters: -u for user name and -p for password:

sudo /usr/bin/qosifire_regutil -u [email protected] -p mypassword


To upgrade your agent, use these commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qosifire

Getting started

Also read ourGetting started guide to see how you can easily begin using Qosifire for your use cases.