Fluent Bit is distributed as td-agent-bit package and is available for the latest Amazon Linux 2. The following architectures are supported
aarch64 / arm64v8
We provide td-agent-bit through a Yum repository. In order to add the repository reference to your system, please add a new file called td-agent-bit.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/ with the following content:
[td-agent-bit]name = TD Agent Bitbaseurl = https://packages.fluentbit.io/amazonlinux/2/$basearch/gpgcheck=1gpgkey=https://packages.fluentbit.io/fluentbit.keyenabled=1
note: we encourage you always enable the gpgcheck for security reasons. All our packages are signed.
The GPG Key fingerprint is
F209 D876 2A60 CD49 E680 633B 4FF8 368B 6EA0 722A
Once your repository is configured, run the following command to install it:
$ yum install td-agent-bit
Now the following step is to instruct systemd to enable the service:
$ sudo service td-agent-bit start
If you do a status check, you should see a similar output like this:
$ service td-agent-bit statusRedirecting to /bin/systemctl status td-agent-bit.service● td-agent-bit.service - TD Agent BitLoaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/td-agent-bit.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)Active: active (running) since Thu 2016-07-07 02:08:01 BST; 9s agoMain PID: 3820 (td-agent-bit)CGroup: /system.slice/td-agent-bit.service└─3820 /opt/td-agent-bit/bin/td-agent-bit -c etc/td-agent-bit/td-agent-bit.conf...
The default configuration of td-agent-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.