Run Fluent Bit as a standalone app

Install Fluent Bit

If you haven’t installed Fluent Bit yet, you can build it from source according to the instructions from Fluent Bit.

Install and configure the Logz.io plugin
wget -o /fluent-bit/plugins/out_logzio.so \
https://github.com/logzio/fluent-bit-logzio-output/blob/master/build/out_logzio.so

In your Fluent Bit configuration file (fluent-bit.conf by default), add Logz.io as an output.

Logz.io-Out Plugin for Fluent Bit supports one output stream to Logz.io. We plan to add support for multiple streams in the future.
In the meantime, we recommend running a new instance for each output stream you need.

For a list of options, see the configuration parameters below the code block. 👇

[OUTPUT]
    Name  logzio
    Match *
    logzio_token <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
    logzio_url   https://<<LISTENER-HOST>>:8071
Parameters
Parameter Description
logzio_token Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.
logzio_url https://listener.logz.io:8071 Listener URL and port.
Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.
logzio_type logzio-fluent-bit The log type, shipped as type field. Used by Logz.io for consistent parsing. Can’t contain spaces.
logzio_debug false Set to true to print debug messages to stdout.
Run Fluent Bit with the Logz.io plugin
fluent-bit -e /fluent-bit/plugins/out_logzio.so \
-c /fluent-bit/etc/fluent-bit.conf
Check Logz.io for your logs

Give your logs some time to get from your system to ours, and then open Kibana.

If you still don’t see your logs, see log shipping troubleshooting.

Run Fluent Bit in a Docker container

Make the configuration file

To run in a container, create a configuration file named fluent-bit.conf.

Logz.io-Out Plugin for Fluent Bit supports one output stream to Logz.io. We plan to add support for multiple streams in the future.
In the meantime, we recommend running a new instance for each output stream you need.

For a list of options, see the configuration parameters below the code block. 👇

[SERVICE]
    # Include your remaining SERVICE configuration here.
    Plugins_File plugins.conf

[OUTPUT]
    Name  logzio
    Match *
    logzio_token <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
    logzio_url   https://<<LISTENER-HOST>>:8071
Parameters
Parameter Description
logzio_token Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.
logzio_url https://listener.logz.io:8071 Listener URL and port.
Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, listener.logz.io). For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.
logzio_type logzio-fluent-bit The log type, shipped as type field. Used by Logz.io for consistent parsing. Can’t contain spaces.
logzio_debug false Set to true to print debug messages to stdout.
Run the Docker image

Run the Docker image using the fluent-bit.conf file you made in step 1.

docker run -it --rm \
-v /path/to/fluent-bit.conf:/fluent-bit/etc/fluent-bit.conf \
logzio/fluent-bit-output
Check Logz.io for your logs

Give your logs some time to get from your system to ours, and then open Kibana.

If you still don’t see your logs, see log shipping troubleshooting.