Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose
Send logs to Amazon Kinesis Firehose
The Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose output plugin allows to ingest your records into the Firehose service.
This is the documentation for the core Fluent Bit Firehose plugin written in C. It can replace the aws/amazon-kinesis-firehose-for-fluent-bit Golang Fluent Bit plugin released last year. The Golang plugin was named
firehose; this new high performance and highly efficient firehose plugin is called
kinesis_firehoseto prevent conflicts/confusion.
The AWS region.
The name of the Kinesis Firehose Delivery stream that you want log records sent to.
Add the timestamp to the record under this key. By default the timestamp from Fluent Bit will not be added to records sent to Kinesis.
strftime compliant format string for the timestamp; for example, the default is '%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S'. Supports millisecond precision with '%3N' and supports nanosecond precision with '%9N' and '%L'; for example, adding '%3N' to support millisecond '%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S.%3N'. This option is used with time_key.
By default, the whole log record will be sent to Firehose. If you specify a key name with this option, then only the value of that key will be sent to Firehose. For example, if you are using the Fluentd Docker log driver, you can specify
Compression type for Firehose records. Each log record is individually compressed and sent to Firehose. 'gzip' and 'arrow' are the supported values. 'arrow' is only an available if Apache Arrow was enabled at compile time. Defaults to no compression.
ARN of an IAM role to assume (for cross account access).
Specify a custom endpoint for the Firehose API.
Custom endpoint for the STS API.
Immediately retry failed requests to AWS services once. This option does not affect the normal Fluent Bit retry mechanism with backoff. Instead, it enables an immediate retry with no delay for networking errors, which may help improve throughput when there are transient/random networking issues. This option defaults to
Specify an external ID for the STS API, can be used with the role_arn parameter if your role requires an external ID.
In order to send records into Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, you can run the plugin from the command line or through the configuration file:
The firehose plugin, can read the parameters from the command line through the -p argument (property), e.g:
$ fluent-bit -i cpu -o kinesis_firehose -p delivery_stream=my-stream -p region=us-west-2 -m '*' -f 1
In your main configuration file append the following Output section:
The following AWS IAM permissions are required to use this plugin:
Fluent Bit 1.7 adds a new feature called
workerswhich enables outputs to have dedicated threads. This
kinesis_firehoseplugin fully supports workers.
If you enable a single worker, you are enabling a dedicated thread for your Firehose output. We recommend starting with without workers, evaluating the performance, and then adding workers one at a time until you reach your desired/needed throughput. For most users, no workers or a single worker will be sufficient.
Amazon distributes a container image with Fluent Bit and these plugins.
Our images are available in Amazon ECR Public Gallery. You can download images with different tags by following command:
docker pull public.ecr.aws/aws-observability/aws-for-fluent-bit:<tag>
For example, you can pull the image with latest version by:
docker pull public.ecr.aws/aws-observability/aws-for-fluent-bit:latest
If you see errors for image pull limits, try log into public ECR with your AWS credentials:
aws ecr-public get-login-password --region us-east-1 | docker login --username AWS --password-stdin public.ecr.aws
You can use our SSM Public Parameters to find the Amazon ECR image URI in your region:
aws ssm get-parameters-by-path --path /aws/service/aws-for-fluent-bit/