SumoLogic output plugin for Fluentd 🔗︎

Overview 🔗︎

This plugin has been designed to output logs or metrics to SumoLogic via a HTTP collector endpoint More info at

Example secret for HTTP input URL

export URL=''
kubectl create secret generic sumo-output --from-literal "endpoint=$URL"

Example ClusterOutput

kind: ClusterOutput
  name: sumo-output
      flush_interval: 10s
      flush_mode: interval
    compress: true
          key: endpoint
          name: sumo-output
    source_name: test1

Configuration 🔗︎

Output Config 🔗︎

data_type (string, optional) {#output config-data_type} 🔗︎

The type of data that will be sent to Sumo Logic, either logs or metrics

Default: logs

endpoint (*secret.Secret, required) {#output config-endpoint} 🔗︎

SumoLogic HTTP Collector URL

Default: -

verify_ssl (bool, optional) {#output config-verify_ssl} 🔗︎

Verify ssl certificate.

Default: true

metric_data_format (string, optional) {#output config-metric_data_format} 🔗︎

The format of metrics you will be sending, either graphite or carbon2 or prometheus

Default: graphite

log_format (string, optional) {#output config-log_format} 🔗︎

Format to post logs into Sumo.

Default: json

log_key (string, optional) {#output config-log_key} 🔗︎

Used to specify the key when merging json or sending logs in text format

Default: message

source_category (string, optional) {#output config-source_category} 🔗︎

Set _sourceCategory metadata field within SumoLogic

Default: nil

source_name (string, required) {#output config-source_name} 🔗︎

Set _sourceName metadata field within SumoLogic - overrides source_name_key (default is nil)

Default: -

source_name_key (string, optional) {#output config-source_name_key} 🔗︎

Set as source::path_key’s value so that the source_name can be extracted from Fluentd’s buffer

Default: source_name

source_host (string, optional) {#output config-source_host} 🔗︎

Set _sourceHost metadata field within SumoLogic

Default: nil

open_timeout (int, optional) {#output config-open_timeout} 🔗︎

Set timeout seconds to wait until connection is opened.

Default: 60

add_timestamp (bool, optional) {#output config-add_timestamp} 🔗︎

Add timestamp (or timestamp_key) field to logs before sending to sumologic

Default: true

timestamp_key (string, optional) {#output config-timestamp_key} 🔗︎

Field name when add_timestamp is on

Default: timestamp

proxy_uri (string, optional) {#output config-proxy_uri} 🔗︎

Add the uri of the proxy environment if present.

Default: -

disable_cookies (bool, optional) {#output config-disable_cookies} 🔗︎

Option to disable cookies on the HTTP Client.

Default: false

delimiter (string, optional) {#output config-delimiter} 🔗︎


Default: .

custom_fields ([]string, optional) {#output config-custom_fields} 🔗︎

Comma-separated key=value list of fields to apply to every log. more information

Default: -

sumo_client (string, optional) {#output config-sumo_client} 🔗︎

Name of sumo client which is send as X-Sumo-Client header

Default: fluentd-output

compress (*bool, optional) {#output config-compress} 🔗︎

Compress payload

Default: false

compress_encoding (string, optional) {#output config-compress_encoding} 🔗︎

Encoding method of compression (either gzip or deflate)

Default: gzip

custom_dimensions (string, optional) {#output config-custom_dimensions} 🔗︎

Dimensions string (eg “cluster=payment, service=credit_card”) which is going to be added to every metric record.

Default: -

buffer (*Buffer, optional) {#output config-buffer} 🔗︎


Default: -

slow_flush_log_threshold (string, optional) {#output config-slow_flush_log_threshold} 🔗︎

The threshold for chunk flush performance check. Parameter type is float, not time, default: 20.0 (seconds) If chunk flush takes longer time than this threshold, fluentd logs warning message and increases metric fluentd_output_status_slow_flush_count.

Default: -