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_firehose to prevent conflicts/confusion.
See here for details on how AWS credentials are fetched.
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'. 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
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.
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:
[OUTPUT]Name kinesis_firehoseMatch *region us-east-1delivery_stream my-stream
Fluent Bit 1.7 adds a new feature called
workers which enables outputs to have dedicated threads. This
kinesis_firehose plugin fully supports workers.
[OUTPUT]Name kinesis_firehoseMatch *region us-east-1delivery_stream my-streamworkers 2
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 check the Amazon ECR Public official doc for more details.
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/
For more see the AWS for Fluent Bit github repo.