out_kafkais included in td-agent2 after v2.3.3. Fluentd gem users will need to install the fluent-plugin-kafka gem using the following command.
$ fluent-gem install fluent-plugin-kafka
# list of seed brokers
# buffer settings
# topic settings
# data type settings
# producer settings
Please make sure that you have enough space in the buffer_path directory. Running out of disk space is a problem frequently reported by users.
The value must be
The list of all seed brokers, with their host and port information.
The name of default topic (default: nil).
The name of default partition key (default: nil).
The name of default message key (default: nil).
The format of each message. The available options are
msgpackis recommended since it's more compact and faster.
The number of times to retry sending of messages to a leader (default: 1).
The number of acks required per request (default: -1).
How long the producer waits for acks. The unit is seconds (default: nil => Use default of ruby-kafka library)
The codec the producer uses to compress messages (default: nil). The available options are
snappy. When you use
snappy, you need to install
For advanced usage, you can tune Fluentd's internal buffering mechanism with these parameters.
The length of the chunk queue and the size of each chunk, respectively. Please see the Buffer Plugin Overview article for the basic buffer structure. The default values are 64 and 8m, respectively. The suffixes "k" (KB), "m" (MB), and "g" (GB) can be used for buffer_chunk_limit.
The interval between data flushes. The default is 60s. The suffixes "s" (seconds), "m" (minutes), and "h" (hours) can be used.
If set to true, Fluentd waits for the buffer to flush at shutdown. By default, it is set to true for Memory Buffer and false for File Buffer.
The initial and maximum intervals between write retries. The default values are 1.0 seconds and unset (no limit). The interval doubles (with +/-12.5% randomness) every retry until
Since td-agent will retry 17 times before giving up by default (see the
retry_limitparameter for details), the sleep interval can be up to approximately 131072 seconds (roughly 36 hours) in the default configurations.
The limit on the number of retries before buffered data is discarded, and an option to disable that limit (if true, the value of
retry_limitis ignored and there is no limit). The default values are 17 and false (not disabled). If the limit is reached, buffered data is discarded and the retry interval is reset to its initial value (
The number of threads to flush the buffer. This option can be used to parallelize writes into the output(s) designated by the output plugin. Increasing the number of threads improves the flush throughput to hide write / network latency. The default is 1.
The threshold for checking chunk flush performance. The default value is
20.0seconds. Note that parameter type is
If chunk flush takes longer time than this threshold, fluentd logs warning message like below:
2016-12-19 12:00:00 +0000 [warn]: buffer flush took longer time than slow_flush_log_threshold: elapsed_time = 15.0031226690043695 slow_flush_log_threshold=10.0 plugin_id="foo"
log_leveloption allows the user to set different levels of logging for each plugin. The supported log levels are:
This page doesn't describe all the possible configurations. If you want to know about other configurations, please check the link below.