Overview

Let's get started with Fluentd! Fluentd is a fully free and fully open-source log collector that instantly enables you to have a 'Log Everything' architecture with 125+ types of systems.

Fluentd Architecture

Fluentd treats logs as JSON, a popular machine-readable format. It is written primarily in C with a thin-Ruby wrapper that gives users flexibility.

Fluentd's scalability has been proven in the field: its largest user currently collects logs from 50,000+ servers.

Step 1: Installing Fluentd

Please follow the installation/quickstart guides below that matches your environment.

Step 2: Use Cases

The following articles cover the typical use cases of Fluentd:

Step 3: Learn More

The following articles will provide detailed information about Fluentd:

If this article is incorrect or outdated, or omits critical information, please let us know. Fluentd is an open-source project under Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). All components are available under the Apache 2 License.