SumoLogic output plugin for Fluentd


This plugin has been designed to output logs or metrics to SumoLogic via a HTTP collector endpoint For details, see

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


Output Config

add_timestamp (bool, optional)

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

Default: true

buffer (*Buffer, optional)


compress (*bool, optional)

Compress payload

Default: false

compress_encoding (string, optional)

Encoding method of compression (either gzip or deflate)

Default: gzip

custom_dimensions (string, optional)

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

custom_fields ([]string, optional)

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

data_type (string, optional)

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

Default: logs

delimiter (string, optional)


Default: .

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

Option to disable cookies on the HTTP Client.

Default: false

endpoint (*secret.Secret, required)

SumoLogic HTTP Collector URL

log_format (string, optional)

Format to post logs into Sumo.

Default: json

log_key (string, optional)

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

Default: message

metric_data_format (string, optional)

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

Default: graphite

open_timeout (int, optional)

Set timeout seconds to wait until connection is opened.

Default: 60

proxy_uri (string, optional)

Add the uri of the proxy environment if present.

slow_flush_log_threshold (string, optional)

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.

source_category (string, optional)

Set _sourceCategory metadata field within SumoLogic

Default: nil

source_host (string, optional)

Set _sourceHost metadata field within SumoLogic

Default: nil

source_name (string, required)

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

source_name_key (string, optional)

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

Default: source_name

sumo_client (string, optional)

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

Default: fluentd-output

timestamp_key (string, optional)

Field name when add_timestamp is on

Default: timestamp

verify_ssl (bool, optional)

Verify ssl certificate.

Default: true