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With Fluentd, Kubernetes and more
Phil Wilkins
Forewords by Christian Posta and Anurag Gupta
  • March 2022
  • ISBN 9781617298356
  • 392 pages
  • printed in black & white
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I highly recommend using Logging in Action as a getting-started guide, a refresher, or as a way to optimize your logging journey.

From the Foreword by Anurag Gupta, Fluent maintainer and Cofounder, Calyptia
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Make log processing a real asset to your organization with powerful and free open source tools.

In Logging in Action you will learn how to:

  • Deploy Fluentd and Fluent Bit into traditional on-premises, IoT, hybrid, cloud, and multi-cloud environments, both small and hyperscaled
  • Configure Fluentd and Fluent Bit to solve common log management problems
  • Use Fluentd within Kubernetes and Docker services
  • Connect a custom log source or destination with Fluentd’s extensible plugin framework
  • Logging best practices and common pitfalls

Logging in Action is a guide to optimize and organize logging using the CNCF Fluentd and Fluent Bit projects. You’ll use the powerful log management tool Fluentd to solve common log management, and learn how proper log management can improve performance and make management of software and infrastructure solutions easier. Through useful examples like sending log-driven events to Slack, you’ll get hands-on experience applying structure to your unstructured data.

about the technology

Don’t fly blind! An effective logging system can help you see and correct problems before they cripple your software. With the Fluentd log management tool, it’s a snap to monitor the behavior and health of your software and infrastructure in real time. Designed to collect and process log data from multiple sources using the industry-standard JSON format, Fluentd delivers a truly unified logging layer across all your systems.

about the book

Logging in Action teaches you to record and analyze application and infrastructure data using Fluentd. Using clear, relevant examples, it shows you exactly how to transform raw system data into a unified stream of actionable information. You’ll discover how logging configuration impacts the way your system functions and set up Fluentd to handle data from legacy IT environments, local data centers, and massive Kubernetes-driven distributed systems. You’ll even learn how to implement complex log parsing with RegEx and output events to MongoDB and Slack.

what's inside

  • Capture log events from a wide range of systems and software, including Kubernetes and Docker
  • Connect to custom log sources and destinations
  • Employ Fluentd’s extensible plugin framework
  • Create a custom plugin for niche problems

about the reader

For developers, architects, and operations professionals familiar with the basics of monitoring and logging.

about the author

Phil Wilkins has spent over 30 years in the software industry. Has worked for small startups through to international brands.

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Covers everything you need if you want to implement a logging system using open source technology such as Fluentd and Kubernetes.

Alex Saez, Naranja X

A great exploration of the features and capabilities of Fluentd, along with very useful hands-on exercises.

George Thomas, Manhattan Associates

A practical holistic guide to integrating logging into your enterprise architecture.

Satej Sahu, Honeywell