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:

Getting Started

You can run the plugin from the command line or through the configuration file:
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
Events number generated 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.

Command Line

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

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