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Fluentd Data Formatting
In this lab, you have been provided with a Linux server that has Fluentd preinstalled. This Fluentd has been configured to send the output of the `/var/log/messages` log into the Fluentd stdout log. Your task is to modify the data coming from the `/var/log/mesages` to add a timestamp and also to add the tag used in the configuration file. Then, you need to test to ensure it is working and adding the date, timestamp, and tag to the output.
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Modify the Fluentd Configuration File to Add a Date and Timestamp and the Tag Used
You will need to edit the
/etc/td-agent/td-agent.conffile and modify it so that the section that uses the
messages.entriestag will add a date and timestamp to the output.
You should use the time format of
%Y/%M/%D - %H:%M:%Sfor the stamp.
You will also need to add the tag to what is being output to the
Test the Log Data Is Being Modified as Expected
Restart Fluentd, and test that the output to the
/var/log/messagesis being sent to the
/var/log/td-agent/td-agent.logwith the expected date and timestamp and also the tag that is being used.
loggercommand will send output to the
/var/log/messageslog and can be used for testing.
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