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Cloud Native Logging with Fluentd and Fluent Bit (LFS242)

This course introduces the Fluentd and Fluent Bit log forwarding and aggregation tool for use in cloud native logging. Both tools provide fast and efficient log transformation and enrichment, as well as aggregation and forwarding. These capabilities enable both Fluentd and Fluent Bit to realize the concept of a “unified logging layer”, that helps users consume log data collected from all parts of a large scale, distributed system.

Who Is It For

This course is designed 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 and Fluent Bit operations and features, from installing the tools as native processes to running Fluentd and Fluent Bit in container. The course also examines using Fluentd and Fluent Bit as simple log forwarders, as well as using the tools as sophisticated log aggregators and processors. Upon completion, you will have the skills necessary to deploy the Fluent tools 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 and Fluent Bit in a wide range of production settings.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Fluent Ecosystem and Unified Logging
Chapter 3. Log Input and Output
Chapter 4. Filtering Data and Creating Pipelines
Chapter 5. Parsing and Formatting Data
Chapter 6. Multi-instance Deployments with the Fluent Ecosystem
Chapter 7. Monitoring the Unified Logging Layer
Chapter 8. Optimizing and Debugging Fluent Ecosystem Configurations
Chapter 9. Securing Fluent Ecosystem Deployments
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
Oct 2022
Good examples of real-world configurations.
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.