Containers

Tag: FireLens

Choosing container logging options to avoid backpressure

Logging provides an easy way to observe the behavior of your container-based application. At AWS, we offer customers several choices for configuring logging. Many customers will start with the simplest or default option. I recently helped diagnose a customer issue that we traced back to container logging configuration. In short, we discovered that an application […]

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Fluent Bit Integration in CloudWatch Container Insights for EKS

Ugur KIRA, Dejun Hu, TP Kohli CloudWatch Container Insights CloudWatch Container Insights enables you to explore, analyze, and visualize your container metrics, Prometheus metrics, application logs, and performance log events through automated dashboards in the CloudWatch console. These dashboards summarize the performance and availability of clusters, nodes or EC2 instances, services, tasks, pods, and containers […]

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Fluent Bit for Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate is here

Akshay Ram, Prithvi Ramesh, Michael Hausenblas In issue 701 of our containers roadmap we discussed supporting our CNCF Fluent Bit-based log router in the context of EKS on Fargate. In this blog post we provide you context on this new feature and walk you through the usage of it, shipping logs directly to CloudWatch with […]

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Access Logging Made Easy with AWS App Mesh and Fluent Bit

I’ve found that the term microservices can have different meanings and benefits depending on who you talk to. However, the one benefit where I’ve typically found consensus is that microservices allow your teams to have the freedom to choose the best tool for each job. Meaning, microservices architectures shouldn’t follow a “one size fits all” […]

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A Diagram of the internals of FireLens.

Under the hood: FireLens for Amazon ECS Tasks

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Recently, Amazon ECS announced support for custom log routing via FireLens. FireLens makes it easy to use the popular open source logging projects Fluentd and Fluent Bit; enabling you to send logs to a wide array of AWS Services and […]

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