The dummy input plugin, generates dummy events. It is useful for testing, debugging, benchmarking and getting started with Fluent Bit.

Configuration Parameters

The plugin supports the following configuration parameters:
Dummy JSON record. Default: {"message":"dummy"}
Dummy base timestamp in seconds. Default: 0
Dummy base timestamp in nanoseconds. Default: 0
Events number generated per second. Default: 1
If set, the events number will be limited. e.g. If Samples=3, the plugin only generates three events and stops.

Getting Started

You can run the plugin from the command line or through the configuration file:

Command Line

$ fluent-bit -i dummy -o stdout
Fluent Bit v1.x.x
* Copyright (C) 2019-2020 The Fluent Bit Authors
* Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Treasure Data
* Fluent Bit is a CNCF sub-project under the umbrella of Fluentd
* https://fluentbit.io
[2017/07/06 21:55:29] [ info] [engine] started
[0] dummy.0: [1499345730.015265366, {"message"=>"dummy"}]
[1] dummy.0: [1499345731.002371371, {"message"=>"dummy"}]
[2] dummy.0: [1499345732.000267932, {"message"=>"dummy"}]
[3] dummy.0: [1499345733.000757746, {"message"=>"dummy"}]

Configuration File

In your main configuration file append the following Input & Output sections:
Name dummy
Tag dummy.log
Name stdout
Match *
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