Install on Ubuntu

Fluent Bit is distributed as td-agent-bit package and is available for the latest stable Ubuntu system: Xenial Xerus. This stable Fluent Bit distribution package is maintained by Treasure Data, Inc.

Server GPG key

The first step is to add our server GPG key to your keyring, on that way you can get our signed packages:

$ wget -qO - http://packages.fluentbit.io/fluentbit.key | sudo apt-key add -

Update your sources lists

On Debian, you need to add our APT server entry to your sources lists, please add the following content at bottom of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

deb http://packages.fluentbit.io/ubuntu xenial main

Update your repositories database

Now let your system update the apt database:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install TD-Agent Bit

Using the following apt-get command you are able now to install the latest td-agent-bit:

$ sudo apt-get install td-agent-bit

Now the following step is to instruct systemd to enable the service:

$ sudo service td-agent-bit start

If you do a status check, you should see a similar output like this:

sudo service td-agent-bit status
● td-agent-bit.service - TD Agent Bit
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/td-agent-bit.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since mié 2016-07-06 16:58:25 CST; 2h 45min ago
 Main PID: 6739 (td-agent-bit)
    Tasks: 1
   Memory: 656.0K
      CPU: 1.393s
   CGroup: /system.slice/td-agent-bit.service
           └─6739 /opt/td-agent-bit/bin/td-agent-bit -c /etc/td-agent-bit/td-agent-bit.conf
...

The default configuration of td-agent-bit is collecting metrics of CPU usage and sending the records to the standard output, you can see the outgoing data in your /var/log/syslog file.

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