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Using Fluent Bit on a Linux Server

In this lab, you have been provided with a Linux server that has Fluent Bit preinstalled. Fluent Bit has been configured as a standard Fluentd installation. Your task is to create a Fluent Bit configuration that will poll the CPU every five seconds. You will manually run this configuration using the `fluent-bit` command and the `-c` option. The output should be sent to the stdout for Fluent Bit.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Aug 19, 2022

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  1. Challenge

    Create the Configuration File

    Create a file called cpu-stats.conf in the home folder. In this file, you will create a configuration that uses the cpu plugin to read metrics. You will also set a global configuration to flush the metrics to the output plugin every five seconds. You will set the output plugin to be the stdout plugin.

  2. Challenge

    Run the Configuration Manually

    Using the fluent-bit –c cpu-stats.conf option, you will run the configuration you just created.

  3. Challenge

    Check the Statistics Are Showing

    Examine the output that is going to stdout and ensure that the CPU statistics are being sent to stdout every five seconds.

    Do not be concerned if it takes a little over or under five seconds for the output to be shown.

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