In this lab, you have been provided with a Linux server that has Fluent Bit preinstalled. Fluent Bit has been configured as a standard Fluentd installation. Your task is to create a Fluent Bit configuration that will poll the CPU every five seconds. You will manually run this configuration using the `fluent-bit` command and the `-c` option. The output should be sent to the stdout for Fluent Bit.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Create the Configuration File
Create a file called
cpu-stats.confin the home folder. In this file, you will create a configuration that uses the
cpuplugin to read metrics. You will also set a global configuration to flush the metrics to the output plugin every five seconds. You will set the output plugin to be the stdout plugin.
- Run the Configuration Manually
fluent-bit –c cpu-stats.confoption, you will run the configuration you just created.
- Check the Statistics Are Showing
Examine the output that is going to stdout and ensure that the CPU statistics are being sent to stdout every five seconds.
Do not be concerned if it takes a little over or under five seconds for the output to be shown.