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Cloud Native Logging with Fluentd (LFS242)

This course introduces the Fluentd log forwarding and aggregation tool for use in cloud native logging. Known as the “unified logging layer”, Fluentd provides fast and efficient log transformation and enrichment, as well as aggregation and forwarding.

Who Is It For

This course is appropriate for individuals with a technical background including sysadmins and developers who need to utilize cloud native logging tools.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course you will explore the full range of Fluentd features, from installing fluentd to running fluentd in a container, and from using fluentd as a simple log forwarder to using fluentd as a sophisticated log aggregator and processor.
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What It Prepares You For

Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills necessary to deploy Fluentd in a wide range of production settings.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Introduction to Fluentd and Unified Logging
Chapter 2. Fluentd Configuration
Chapter 3. Extending Fluentd with Plugins
Chapter 4. Filtering Data and Creating Pipelines
Chapter 5. Parsing and Formatting Data
Chapter 6. Designing Effective configurations with Labels and Includes
Chapter 7. High Availability with Fluentd
Chapter 8. Monitoring the Unified Logging Layer
Chapter 9. Debugging and Tuning Fluentd
Chapter 10. Introduction to Fluent Bit

To best benefit from this course you should have:

  • Some familiarity with logging and log management is helpful
  • Familiarity with Linux system administration
  • Labs require a minimal Ubuntu 18.04 system with Docker installed.
Lab Info
To successfully complete the lab exercises in this course, access to a Linux server or Linux desktop/laptop is required. Access to a public cloud provider, or VirtualBox on your machine is also needed. Detailed instructions to set up your lab environment are provided in the course.

If using a cloud provider like GCP or AWS, you should be able to complete the lab exercises using the free tier or credits provided to you. However, you may incur charges if you exceed the credits initially allocated by the cloud provider, or if the cloud provider’s terms and conditions change.

Jan 2021
The explanations are top notch, with complete, detailed labs. Wonderful course to get a complete hands on Fluentd.
Apr 2020
I like self paced courses, and I found the material, labs and quizzes helpful. It was handy to be able to use a provided VM for the labs. I also enjoyed learning about various related tools/technologies as a side effect (docker/kubernetes/ELK etc).