fluentd

Manage FluentD from gem install using defined types and resources for configuration
Toby Jackson

Toby Jackson

warmfusion

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  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Jul 3rd 2019

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warmfusion/fluentd — version 0.1.0 Jul 3rd 2019

fluentd

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with fluentd
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Todo List - What needs to be done
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Overview

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Manage a FluentD installation from the community managed Gem, and provide configuration for your environment using a set of puppet resources.

Module Description

This module attempts to provide a mechanism to manage a FluentD installation using the gem daemons rather than the td-agent packages which are not as well supported on some systems.

The code has been heavily based on the Puppet module created by mms-srf as I wanted to try and solve a few perceived problems with that implementation:

  1. Avoid use of td-agent and instead use fluentd gem directly
  2. Improve flexibility of configuration by enabling multiple nested elements and arrays without hardcoding

Setup

What fluentd affects

  • Installs the fluentd gem
  • Creates a minimum set of configuration files and directories
  • Provides resources to create additional named configuration files to be included automatically
  • Manages the fluentd service

Configuration

How to configure the fluentd agent to send data to a centralised Fluentd-Server

Install a Required Plugin

WARNING: Plugin configuration is not complete. Do not attempt to use this yet

Install your fluentd plugin. (Check here for the right plugin name.)

You can choose from a file or gem based installation.

include ::fluentd

fluentd::plugin { 'elasticsearch':
  plugin_type => 'gem',
  plugin_name => 'fluent-plugin-elasticsearch',
}

Configure a Source

Sources describe to fluentd where to obtain its data to process. This can include reading log files, opening tcp ports, running http services etc.

include ::fluentd

fluentd::source { 'apache':
  config => {
    'format'   => 'apache2',
    'path'     => '/var/log/apache2/access.log',
    'pos_file' => '/var/tmp/fluentd.pos',
    'tag'      => 'apache.access_log',
    'type'     => 'tail',
  },
}

fluentd::source { 'syslog':
  config => {
    'format'   => 'syslog',
    'path'     => '/var/log/syslog',
    'pos_file' => '/tmp/td-agent.syslog.pos',
    'tag'      => 'system.syslog',
    'type'     => 'tail',
  },
}

Match configuration

fluentd::match { 'forward':
  pattern  => '**',
  priority => '80',
  config   => {
    'type'    => 'forward',
    'servers' => [
      { 'host' => 'fluentd.example.com', 'port' => '24224' }
    ],
  },
}

Forest Plugin configuration

This is an example of having key/value configuration for nested elements other than the 'server' elements usually seen - This example is based on using the forest configuration plugin to manage the configuration of a fluentd-plugin-elasticsearch gem.

fluentd::match { 'forest-es':
  pattern  => '**',
  priority => '10',
  config   => {
    'type'    => 'forst',
    'subtype' => 'elasticsearch',
    'remove_prefix' => 'my.logs',
    'template' => [
      { 
        'host' => 'elasticsearch.example.com', 
        'port' => 9200 
        'logstash_prefix' => ${tag[1]},
      }
    ],
  },
}

Forwarder with Secondary

This is a very complicated example, based on the documentation of an out forwarder

fluentd::match { 'forwarder-safe':
  pattern  => '**',
  priority => '10',
  config   => {
    'type'  =>  'forward',
    'send_timeout'  =>  '60s',
    'recover_wait'  =>  '10s',
    'heartbeat_interval'  =>  '1s',
    'phi_threshold'  =>  '16',
    'hard_timeout'  =>  '60s',

    'server' => [
    {
       'name'  =>  'myserver1',
       'host'  =>  '192.168.1.3',
       'port'  =>  '24224',
       'weight'  =>  '60',
     },{
       'name'  =>  'myserver2',
       'host'  =>  '192.168.1.4',
       'port'  =>  '24224',
       'weight'  =>  '60',
     }
    ],
    'secondary' => {
     'type'  =>  'file',
     'path'  =>  '/var/log/fluent/forward-failed',
    }
  }
}

TODO

[ ] - Plugin management [ ] - Remove MASSIVE duplication of effort between source and match config - its basically the same thing twice

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