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Dummy

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:
Key
Description
Dummy
Dummy JSON record. Default: {"message":"dummy"}
Start_time_sec
Dummy base timestamp in seconds. Default: 0
Start_time_nsec
Dummy base timestamp in nanoseconds. Default: 0
Rate
Rate at which messages are generated expressed in how many times per second. Default: 1
Samples
If set, the events number will be limited. e.g. If Samples=3, the plugin only generates three events and stops.
Copies
Number of messages to generate each time they are generated. Defaults to 1.

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:
[INPUT]
Name dummy
Tag dummy.log
[OUTPUT]
Name stdout
Match *
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