Amazon Linux

Install on Amazon Linux 2

Fluent Bit is distributed as fluent-bit package and is available for the latest Amazon Linux 2. The following architectures are supported
  • x86_64
  • aarch64 / arm64v8

Single line install

A simple installation script is provided to be used for most Linux targets. This will always install the most recent version released.
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curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fluent/fluent-bit/master/install.sh | sh
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If this fails or for more details on the installation then please refer to the specific sections below.

Configure Yum

We provide fluent-bit through a Yum repository. In order to add the repository reference to your system, please add a new file called fluent-bit.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/ with the following content:
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[fluent-bit]
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name = Fluent Bit
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baseurl = https://packages.fluentbit.io/amazonlinux/2/$basearch/
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gpgcheck=1
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gpgkey=https://packages.fluentbit.io/fluentbit.key
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enabled=1
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note: we encourage you always enable the gpgcheck for security reasons. All our packages are signed.

Updated key from March 2022

From the 1.9.0 and 1.8.15 releases please note that the GPG key has been updated at https://packages.fluentbit.io/fluentbit.key so ensure this new one is added.
The GPG Key fingerprint of the new key is:
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C3C0 A285 34B9 293E AF51 FABD 9F9D DC08 3888 C1CD
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Fluentbit releases (Releases signing key) <[email protected]>
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The previous key is still available at https://packages.fluentbit.io/fluentbit-legacy.key and may be required to install previous versions.
The GPG Key fingerprint of the old key is:
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F209 D876 2A60 CD49 E680 633B 4FF8 368B 6EA0 722A
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Refer to the supported platform documentation to see which platforms are supported in each release.

Install

Once your repository is configured, run the following command to install it:
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$ yum install fluent-bit
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Now the following step is to instruct systemd to enable the service:
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$ sudo service fluent-bit start
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If you do a status check, you should see a similar output like this:
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$ service fluent-bit status
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Redirecting to /bin/systemctl status fluent-bit.service
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● fluent-bit.service - Fluent Bit
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Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/fluent-bit.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
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Active: active (running) since Thu 2016-07-07 02:08:01 BST; 9s ago
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Main PID: 3820 (fluent-bit)
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CGroup: /system.slice/fluent-bit.service
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└─3820 /opt/fluent-bit/bin/fluent-bit -c etc/fluent-bit/fluent-bit.conf
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The default configuration of fluent-bit is collecting metrics of CPU usage and sending the records to the standard output, you can see the outgoing data in your /var/log/messages file.