You can install Humio manually following the steps found in overall installation guide, but we also provide a couple of easy installation options for AWS.

If you want to ship logs from AWS CloudWatch to Humio see the AWS CloudWatch Logs integration.

Quick Start - Single Node Trial

Use the following “Launch Stack” button to quickly try Humio on a new instance using a CloudFormation Template.

Install Humio on AWS

The template will create an instance and a data volume and start Humio in single-user mode.

When the template is done you can click on the output link to log into Humio - give it a few moments to start.

Log-in using the developer user and use the EC2 instance ID of node running Humio as password.

Humio will listen for HTTP traffic on port 8080, but behind a single-user login page. You can restrict access based on IP range if wanted. For a production setup we advise you to put a HTTPS proxy in front of Humio or place it inside your VPC.


Choosing the right instance size depends on your ingest volume and usage patterns. As a general guideline the following table is a starting point for sizing your Humio instance.

  • Up to 15 GB/day: m4.large
  • Up to 35 GB/day: m4.xlarge
  • Up to 75 GB/day: m4.2xlarge
  • Up to 150 GB/day: m4.4xlarge


You can see the CloudFormation template on GitHub:

AWS Marketplace

Humio is available directly from the AWS Marketplace: