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 - https://packages.fluentbit.io/fluentbit.key | sudo apt-key add -
Update your sources lists
On Ubuntu, 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 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
deb https://packages.fluentbit.io/ubuntu/bionic bionic main
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
deb https://packages.fluentbit.io/ubuntu/xenial 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.