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Quickstart Guide

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 600+ types of systems.



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 500,000+ servers.

Table of Contents

Step1: Installing Fluentd

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

Fluentd v0.12 doesn't support Windows environment. Please see Collecting Log Data from Windows for details. Fluentd v1.x supports Windows.

Step2: Use Cases

The articles shown below cover the typical use cases of Fluentd. Please refer to the article(s) that suits your needs.

Step3: Learn More

The articles shown below will provide detailed information for you to learn more about Fluentd.

Last updated: 2017-03-08 14:51:05 UTC

Versions | v1.0 (td-agent3) | v0.12 (td-agent2)

If this article is incorrect or outdated, or omits critical information, please let us know.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.