Configure Which Logs to Index

Edit the fluentd.conf file (/opt/mapr/fluentd/fluentd-<version>/etc/fluentd/fluentd.conf) to enable or disable the indexing of a specific log.

The fluentd.conf file includes a source parameter for each log file that it indexes.

  1. To disable the indexing of a log, comment all lines for the associated source parameter.
  2. To enable the indexing of a log, for example syslogs, uncomment the lines for the associated source parameter.
  3. Restart fluentd on each node in the cluster which is impacted by changes to the index configuration. For example, if you disable the indexing of Kibana logs, restart fluentd on the node that runs Kibana.
    maprcli node services -name fluentd -nodes <space separated list of hostname/IPaddresses> -action restart
For example, in this excerpt of the fluentd.conf file, NodeManager error logs are disabled and ResourceManager logs are enabled:
# yarn nodemanager log
# <source>
#  @type tail
#  @id yarn_nodemanager_input
#  format multiline
#  format_firstline /\d{4}-\d{1,2}-\d{1,2}/
#  format1 /^(?<my_event_time>[^ ]* [^ ]*) (?<level>[^ ]*) (?<class>[^:]*): (?<message>.*)$/
#  time_key my_event_time
#  keep_time_key true
#  path /opt/mapr/hadoop/hadoop-*/logs/yarn-*-nodemanager-*.log
#  tag nodemanager
#  pos_file /opt/mapr/fluentd/fluentd-0.14.00/var/log/fluentd/tmp/nodemanager.pos
# </source>

# yarn resourcemanager log
<source>
  @type tail
  @id yarn_resourcemanager_input
  format multiline
  format_firstline /\d{4}-\d{1,2}-\d{1,2}/
  format1 /^(?<my_event_time>[^ ]* [^ ]*) (?<level>[^ ]*) (?<class>[^:]*): (?<message>.*)$/
  time_key my_event_time
  keep_time_key true
  path /opt/mapr/hadoop/hadoop-*/logs/yarn-*-resourcemanager-*.log
  tag resourcemanager
  pos_file /opt/mapr/fluentd/fluentd-0.14.00/var/log/fluentd/tmp/resourcemanager.pos
</source>