Containers on AWS
AWS maintains a distribution of Fluent Bit combining the latest official release with a set of Go Plugins for sending logs to AWS services. AWS and Fluent Bit are working together to rewrite their plugins for inclusion in the official Fluent Bit distribution.
Fluent Bit includes Amazon CloudWatch Logs plugin named
cloudwatch_logs, Amazon Kinesis Firehose plugin named
kinesis_firehoseand Amazon Kinesis Data Streams plugin named
kinesis_streamswhich are higher performance than Go plugins.
Also, Fluent Bit includes S3 output plugin named
AWS vends their container image via Docker Hub, and a set of highly available regional Amazon ECR repositories. For more information, see the AWS for Fluent Bit GitHub repo.
The AWS for Fluent Bit image uses a custom versioning scheme because it contains multiple projects. To see what each release contains, check out the release notes on GitHub.
AWS vends SSM Public Parameters with the regional repository link for each image. These parameters can be queried by any AWS account.
To see a list of available version tags in a given region, run the following command:
aws ssm get-parameters-by-path --region eu-central-1 --path /aws/service/aws-for-fluent-bit/ --query 'Parameters[*].Name'
To see the ECR repository URI for a given image tag in a given region, run the following:
$ aws ssm get-parameter --region ap-northeast-1 --name /aws/service/aws-for-fluent-bit/2.0.0
You can use these SSM public parameters as parameters in your CloudFormation templates:
Description: Fluent Bit image for the FireLens Container