Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Configure Fluentd integration

To integrate Fluentd with SolarWinds Observability:

  1. In SolarWinds Observability, click Add Data at the top.

  2. In the Add Data dialog, click Integration, and then click Fluentd.

  3. In the Add Fluentd dialog, select a host with the SolarWinds Observability Agent you want to use for Fluentd and click Next.

    To only display Agents running in a Kubernetes cluster, click the List only Agents... toggle.

    If you want to install a dedicated Agent on a dedicated host, add the host and then add the Fluentd integration. See Add a self-managed host.

    If you prefer using Docker, see Run the SolarWinds Observability Agent as a Docker image or Kubernetes deployment.

  4. Review the configuration and click Deploy to deploy the changes to the agent.

    • Provide a Display Name.

    • Review the Collection Interval.

  5. Review the configuration file, make any adjustments, and click Apply & Reload to complete the integration setup.

    You might need to change the endpoint in the configuration file. Search for endpoint = and make sure that the URL is correct.

  6. When the installation is complete, you can continue to observe Fluentd data. Use the buttons on the Summary screen.

To view data collected for the newly configured entity, click View Fluentd or search for Fluentd entities in the Entity Explorer. It may take a few seconds for data to appear for the newly created entity. See Entity Explorer for details.

To view metrics collected for Fluentd, click Analyze > Metrics and search for Fluentd. See Metrics Explorer for details.