New Relic

New Relic is a data management platform that gives you real-time insights of your data for developers, operations and management teams.

The Fluent Bit nrlogs output plugin allows you to send your logs to New Relic service.

Before to get started with the plugin configuration, make sure to obtain the proper account to get access to the service. You can register and start with a free trial in the following link:

Configuration Parameters

Key

Description

Default

base_uri

Full address of New Relic API end-point. By default the value points to the US end-point.

If you want to use the EU end-point you can set this key to the following value: https://log-api.eu.newrelic.com/log/v1

https://log-api.newrelic.com/log/v1

api_key

Your key for data ingestion. The API key is also called the ingestion key, you can get more details on how to generated in the official documentation here.

From a configuration perspective either an api_key or an license_key is required. New Relic suggest to use primary the api_key.

license_key

Optional authentication parameter for data ingestion.

Note that New Relic suggest to use the api_key instead. You can read more about the License Key here.

compress

Set the compression mechanism for the payload. This option allows two values: gzip (enabled by default) or false to disable compression.

gzip

The following configuration example, will emit a dummy example record and ingest it on New Relic. Copy and paste the following content in a file called newrelic.conf:

[SERVICE]
flush 1
log_level info
[INPUT]
name dummy
dummy {"message":"a simple message", "temp": "0.74", "extra": "false"}
samples 1
[OUTPUT]
name nrlogs
match *
api_key YOUR_API_KEY_HERE

run Fluent Bit with the new configuration file:

$ fluent-bit -c newrelic.conf

Fluent Bit output:

Fluent Bit v1.5.0
* 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
[2020/04/10 10:58:32] [ info] [storage] version=1.0.3, initializing...
[2020/04/10 10:58:32] [ info] [storage] in-memory
[2020/04/10 10:58:32] [ info] [storage] normal synchronization mode, checksum disabled, max_chunks_up=128
[2020/04/10 10:58:32] [ info] [engine] started (pid=2772591)
[2020/04/10 10:58:32] [ info] [output:newrelic:newrelic.0] configured, hostname=log-api.newrelic.com:443
[2020/04/10 10:58:32] [ info] [sp] stream processor started
[2020/04/10 10:58:35] [ info] [output:nrlogs:nrlogs.0] log-api.newrelic.com:443, HTTP status=202
{"requestId":"feb312fe-004e-b000-0000-0171650764ac"}
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