Fluent Bit

Fluent Bit configuration

HTTP output plugin allows flushing your records into an HTTP endpoint. The HTTP output plugin allows to provide interoperability between compatible systems, Apica Ascent being one.

The below code block defines the minimal changes to be added to the fluent-bit configuration using the HTTP plugin to start sending log events to flash.The below config supports storage persistence.

    Flush                      1
    Parsers_File              /etc/td-agent-bit/parsers.conf
    Log_Level                 error
    Storage.type              filesystem
    Storage.path              /var/log/flb_storage_
    Buffer storage.sync       normal
    Storage.checksum          On
    Storage.backlog.mem_limit 700kb
    Storage.metrics           On
    Name              tail
    Path              /var/log/*.log
    Path_Key          filename
    Tag               logiq
    Buffer_Max_Size   1024k
    Read_from_Head    On
    Mem_Buf_Limit     1MB
    Refresh_Interval  5
    Storage.type      filesystem

    Name               record_modifier
    Match              logiq
    Record cluster_id  flash

    Name             record_modifier
    Match            logiq
    Record namespace  xyz

    Name            record_modifier
    Match           logiq
    Record app_name system_logs

    Name            throttle
    Match           *
    Rate            700
    Window          300
    Interval        1s

    Name          http
    Match         *
    Host          lq5955.logiq.ai
    Port          80
    URI           /v1/json_batch
    Format        json
    tls           off
    tls.verify    off
    net.keepalive off
    compress      gzip
    Header Authorization Bearer ${LOGIQ_TOKEN}

Fluent Bit for Windows

You can use Fluent Bit to ship Windows logs to Apica Ascent by leveraging the following Fluent Bit configuration.

The instruction to install fluent-bit for windows is available at the following git repository - https://github.com/logiqai/logiq-installation/tree/main/fluent-bit/windows

The folder in the git repository includes a PowerShell script to set up the windows fluent-bit agent. The PowerShell script downloads the fluent-bit agent and installs the agent as a service. Continue below to see how to set up an example fluent conf and start service on windows.

NOTE: You will need to finalize the fluent configuration and then restart the service. Below is an example of fluent configuration

    Flush           1
    Daemon          yes
    Log_Level       info

    Name          record_modifier
    Match         *
    Record namespace Windows 

    Name modify
    Match *
    Rename SourceName AppName
    Rename ComputerName Hostname

    Name                   winlog
    Channels               Setup,Windows PowerShell,Security
    Tag                    Windows-events
    Interval_Sec           5

    name                   http
    match                  *
    host                   Logiq-Hostname
    port                   443
    URI                    /v1/json_batch
    Format                 json
    tls                    on
    tls.verify             off
    net.keepalive          off
    compress               gzip
    Header Authorization Bearer <token>

To forward Windows logs to Apica Ascent using Fluent Bit, do the following.

  1. Copy the configuration provided above and save it locally in a temporary folder.

  2. Edit the fields in the [OUTPUT] section of the configuration file to match your Apica Ascent instance.

  3. Clone the Apica Ascent installation GitHub repository locally and navigate to the windows folder.

  4. Copy and paste the fluent-install.ps1 script into the folder where you saved the Fluent Bit configuration file.

  5. Since Windows does not allow you to execute scripts due to default PowerShell script execution policies, you should update the set execution policy by running:

    Set-ExecutionPolicy unrestricted
  6. Navigate to Windows > PowerShell and run it in Administrator mode.

  7. Execute the fluent-install.ps1 script, as shown in the following example:

    PS D:\test> .\fluentbit-install.ps1
    [SC] CreateService SUCCESS
    The fluent-bit service is starting.
    The fluent-bit service was started successfully.
  8. Navigate to Windows > Run.

  9. Type services.msc and hit Enter.

You'll now see a Fluent Bit service running on your Windows machine.

OR You can also run the .\status.ps1 helper scripts present at https://github.com/logiqai/logiq-installation/tree/main/fluent-bit/windows/helper-scripts

We have scripts to:

  • Restart Fluent-Bit service.

  • Start Fluent-Bit service.

  • Status of fluent-Bit service.

  • Stop Fluent-Bit service.

  • Uninstall Fluent-Bit service.

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