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Installing Fluentd

In this lab, you will be tasked with installing Fluentd onto a server. The server is provided for your use, and you will also have the install script for the Fluentd installation. The purpose for this lab is to have you install Fluentd onto the provided lab server. By the end of the lab, you will have learned how to install Fluentd and how to test that it is working.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Aug 19, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Log In to the Provided Server

    Log in to the server as cloud_user with the provided password to ensure you can log in. When the file SERVER-READY is shown in the /home/cloud_user folder, then you can follow along with the tasks.

  2. Challenge

    Install Fluentd

    Install Fluentd using whatever command is required. The install script has been downloaded and is located under /home/cloud_user/

  3. Challenge

    Test that Fluentd Has Started

    The default configuration file will be installed with Fluentd. Test that Fluentd has started. Use whatever commands are required.

  4. Challenge

    Validate Fluentd Installation

    As a final test to ensure Fluentd is working, post some text to the standard Fluentd port.

    The information to use is http://localhost:8888/debug.test.

    You should see the output if you examine the default log found at /var/log/td-agent/td-agent.log.

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