TCP & TLS
The tcp output plugin allows to send records to a remote TCP server. The payload can be formatted in different ways as required.

Configuration Parameters

Key
Description
default
Host
Target host where Fluent-Bit or Fluentd are listening for Forward messages.
127.0.0.1
Port
TCP Port of the target service.
5170
Format
Specify the data format to be printed. Supported formats are msgpack json, json_lines and json_stream.
msgpack
json_date_key
Specify the name of the date field in output
date
json_date_format
Specify the format of the date. Supported formats are double , iso8601 (eg: 2018-05-30T09:39:52.000681Z) and epoch.
double

TLS Configuration Parameters

The following parameters are available to configure a secure channel connection through TLS:
Key
Description
Default
tls
Enable or disable TLS support
Off
tls.verify
Force certificate validation
On
tls.debug
Set TLS debug verbosity level. It accept the following values: 0 (No debug), 1 (Error), 2 (State change), 3 (Informational) and 4 Verbose
1
tls.ca_file
Absolute path to CA certificate file
tls.crt_file
Absolute path to Certificate file.
tls.key_file
Absolute path to private Key file.
tls.key_passwd
Optional password for tls.key_file file.

Command Line

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$ bin/fluent-bit -i cpu -o tcp://127.0.0.1:5170 -p format=json_lines -v
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We have specified to gather CPU usage metrics and send them in JSON lines mode to a remote end-point using netcat service, e.g:

Start the TCP listener

Run the following in a separate terminal, netcat will start listening for messages on TCP port 5170
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$ nc -l 5170
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Start Fluent Bit
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$ bin/fluent-bit -i cpu -o stdout -p format=msgpack -v
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Fluent-Bit v1.2.x
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Copyright (C) Treasure Data
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[2016/10/07 21:52:01] [ info] [engine] started
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[0] cpu.0: [1475898721, {"cpu_p"=>0.500000, "user_p"=>0.250000, "system_p"=>0.250000, "cpu0.p_cpu"=>0.000000, "cpu0.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu0.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu1.p_cpu"=>0.000000, "cpu1.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu1.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu2.p_cpu"=>0.000000, "cpu2.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu2.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu3.p_cpu"=>1.000000, "cpu3.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu3.p_system"=>1.000000}]
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[1] cpu.0: [1475898722, {"cpu_p"=>0.250000, "user_p"=>0.250000, "system_p"=>0.000000, "cpu0.p_cpu"=>0.000000, "cpu0.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu0.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu1.p_cpu"=>1.000000, "cpu1.p_user"=>1.000000, "cpu1.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu2.p_cpu"=>0.000000, "cpu2.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu2.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu3.p_cpu"=>0.000000, "cpu3.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu3.p_system"=>0.000000}]
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[2] cpu.0: [1475898723, {"cpu_p"=>0.750000, "user_p"=>0.250000, "system_p"=>0.500000, "cpu0.p_cpu"=>2.000000, "cpu0.p_user"=>1.000000, "cpu0.p_system"=>1.000000, "cpu1.p_cpu"=>0.000000, "cpu1.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu1.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu2.p_cpu"=>1.000000, "cpu2.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu2.p_system"=>1.000000, "cpu3.p_cpu"=>0.000000, "cpu3.p_user"=>0.000000, "cpu3.p_system"=>0.000000}]
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[3] cpu.0: [1475898724, {"cpu_p"=>1.000000, "user_p"=>0.750000, "system_p"=>0.250000, "cpu0.p_cpu"=>1.000000, "cpu0.p_user"=>1.000000, "cpu0.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu1.p_cpu"=>2.000000, "cpu1.p_user"=>1.000000, "cpu1.p_system"=>1.000000, "cpu2.p_cpu"=>1.000000, "cpu2.p_user"=>1.000000, "cpu2.p_system"=>0.000000, "cpu3.p_cpu"=>1.000000, "cpu3.p_user"=>1.000000, "cpu3.p_system"=>0.000000}]
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