kubernetes-monitoring VS fluent-bit

Compare kubernetes-monitoring vs fluent-bit and see what are their differences.

kubernetes-monitoring

Setup for monitoring kubernetes cluster (by sybrenbolandit)

fluent-bit

Fast and Lightweight Logs and Metrics processor for Linux, BSD, OSX and Windows (by fluent)
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kubernetes-monitoring fluent-bit
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over 1 year ago 5 days ago
Smarty C
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kubernetes-monitoring

Posts with mentions or reviews of kubernetes-monitoring. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-09.
  • FLUENT
    The complete code for this post is found here on github. We examine the Dockerfile for it is extended with the elasticsearch plugin. The plugin is required for Elasticsearch is the Data Storage that we will use in this post.
  • HELM SECRETS
    In this post we will encrypt a value and use it in a Helm deployment. The complete code can be found here on github but follow along and learn how to use this technique in all your Helm deployments.
  • PROMETHEUS ALERTING
    We already saw multiple Custom Resourse Definitions (CRDs) that the Prometheus Operator gives us. The Alertmanager is also a CRD. The definition of this instance is very simple. The complete code for this setup is found on this branch on github.
  • KUBERNETES AND PROMETHEUS
    Prometheus will be a separate pod in your cluster that will scrape given endpoints for information. In this first section we will get this pod running. All code for this section is found on github. Let’s take a look at the Kubernetes resource definition of Prometheus:

fluent-bit

Posts with mentions or reviews of fluent-bit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-10.
  • Very confused with using fluentd to filter out PII sent to cloudwatch.
    Lastly, I know the question was around Fluentd - however if you are looking for super high performance I also recommend taking a look at Fluent Bit (https://fluentbit.io) it's more performant sub-project. Simliar functionality with grep (https://docs.fluentbit.io/manual/pipeline/filters/grep) exists, and there are examples of using the in-built LUA scripting for more processing type filtering (https://github.com/couchbase/couchbase-fluent-bit#redaction)
  • Four months since my last post, I finally finished my series on self-hosted monitoring including config files and example configurations - sorry it took so long!
    Missing from you fluentbit setup - you need to add the parser "iptables" into parser.conf, which you can find in https://github.com/fluent/fluent-bit/blob/master/conf/parsers_extra.conf
    Yikes, considering that I wrote that parser, I probably should have remembered to include it!
  • FLUENT
    fluent-bit
  • Fluentd use case in Kubernetes ... Help
  • Containers for log collection across multiple servers and tools?
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-09-01
    As far as understand your question, have tried fluentbit yet? It's an open-source log processor and forwarder.
  • So, I'm new here, what do you all use your servers for?
    reddit.com/r/homelab | 2021-02-22
    Fluentd.org and fluentbit.io are responsible for collecting all and any logs and passing them to https://grafana.com/oss/loki/ which stores the log messages for future searching.
  • Alternatives to Fluentd for an IoT Environment?
    reddit.com/r/devops | 2021-02-12
    Fluent Bit? https://fluentbit.io
  • Kubernetes Failure Stories
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-11
    The first link in this article is about switching from fluentbit to fluentd.

    Me too. I have issue with fluenbit. Especially around their JSON processing. As in this issue: https://github.com/fluent/fluent-bit/issues/1588

    If you want a simple log forwarding, fluentbit is really good. But if you found yourself started to tweak fluentbit config, or write custom plugin in C and (recompile yourself) then it's time to move to fluentd.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kubernetes-monitoring and fluent-bit you can also consider the following projects:

loki - Like Prometheus, but for logs.

Fluentd - Fluentd: Unified Logging Layer (project under CNCF)

rancher - Complete container management platform

java-spring-api - Simple java rest api using spring