This article desribes how to monitor Fluentd.
Fluentd can expose internal metrics via REST API, and works with monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Datadog, etc. Our recommendation is to use Prometheus, since we will be collaborating more in the future under the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation).
ruby processes (parent and child) are executed. Please make sure that these processes are running. The example for
td-agent is shown below.
/opt/td-agent/embedded/bin/ruby /usr/sbin/td-agent--daemon /var/run/td-agent/td-agent.pid--log /var/log/td-agent/td-agent.log
For td-agent on Linux, you can check the process statuses with the following command. Two processes should be shown if there are no issues.
$ ps w -C ruby -C td-agent --no-heading32342 ? Sl 0:00 /opt/td-agent/embedded/bin/ruby /usr/sbin/td-agent --daemon /var/run/td-agent/td-agent.pid --log /var/log/td-agent/td-agent.log32345 ? Sl 0:01 /opt/td-agent/embedded/bin/ruby /usr/sbin/td-agent --daemon /var/run/td-agent/td-agent.pid --log /var/log/td-agent/td-agent.log
Fluentd opens several ports according to the configuration file. We recommend checking the availability of these ports. The default port settings are shown below:
TCP 0.0.0.0 9880 (HTTP by default)
TCP 0.0.0.0 24224 (Forward by default)
A debug port for local communication is recommended for trouble shooting. Please note that the configuration below will be required.
<source>@type debug_agentbind 127.0.0.1port 24230</source>
You can attach the process using the
fluent-debug command through dRuby.
If this article is incorrect or outdated, or omits critical information, please let us know. Fluentd is a open source project under Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). All components are available under the Apache 2 License.