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Cloud Native Logging with Fluentd (LFS242)

This course introduces the Fluentd log forwarding and aggregation tool for use in cloud native logging. Known as the “unified logging layer”, Fluentd provides fast and efficient log transformation and enrichment, as well as aggregation and forwarding.

Who Is It For

This course is appropriate for individuals with a technical background including sysadmins and developers who need to utilize cloud native logging tools.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course, you will explore the full range of Fluentd operations and features, from installing Fluentd as a native process to running Fluentd in a container, and from using Fluentd as a simple log forwarder to using Fluentd as a sophisticated log aggregator and processor. Upon completion, you will have the skills necessary to deploy Fluentd in a wide range of production settings.
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What It Prepares You For

Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills necessary to deploy Fluentd in a wide range of production settings.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Fluentd and Unified Logging
Chapter 3. Fluentd Configuration
Chapter 4. Extending Fluent with Plugins
Chapter 5. Filtering Data and Creating Pipelines
Chapter 6. Parsing and Formatting Data
Chapter 7. Effective Configuration Design Using Labels and Includes
Chapter 8. Multi-instance Deployments with Fluentd
Chapter 9. Monitoring the Unified Logging Layer
Chapter 10. Debugging, Tuning, and Securing Fluentd Configurations
Chapter 11. Introduction to Fluent Bit

To best benefit from this course you should have:

  • Some familiarity with logging and log management is helpful
  • Familiarity with Linux system administration
  • Labs require a minimal Ubuntu 20.04 system with Docker installed.
Lab Info
To successfully complete the lab exercises in this course, access to a Linux server or Linux desktop/laptop is required. Access to a public cloud provider, or VirtualBox on your machine is also needed. Detailed instructions to set up your lab environment are provided in the course.

If using a cloud provider like GCP or AWS, you should be able to complete the lab exercises using the free tier or credits provided to you. However, you may incur charges if you exceed the credits initially allocated by the cloud provider, or if the cloud provider’s terms and conditions change.

Learning Path
May 2022
The LAB sections are awesome! There are many hands-on practices that make the idea very clear.
Apr 2022
A very structured and detailed exposition of Fluentd, from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Both the lessons and the labs were very in-depth, and enabled me to understand Fluentd at a level that I would not otherwise have attained by just scouring through online examples and documentation.
Sep 2021
The course content allowed entering a lab with a comprehensive understanding of the components in use, rather than using the lab to gain that understanding. That allows focus on the component's greater function, rather than its operation.
Sep 2021
The course provided detailed examples (with code), the ability to review and understand incorrect answers (hence, learn from mistakes). Labs are great.