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Kubernetes plugin for log forwarding

Use the Fluent Bit output plugin to easily forward your logs to New Relic. This plugin is also provided in a standalone Docker image that can be installed in a Kubernetes cluster in the form of a DaemonSet, which we refer as the Kubernetes plugin.


To forward your logs to New Relic using the Kubernetes plugin, ensure your configuration meets the following requirements:

Enable Kubernetes for logs management

To enable logs management with the Fluent Bit Kubernetes plugin:

  1. Install the Kubernetes plugin.
  2. When installing the plugin as a Helm chart, you can set numerous configurations. However, we recommend the standard setup, as it is valid for most users.
  3. Generate some traffic and wait a few minutes, then check your account for data.

View log data

If everything is configured correctly and your data is being collected, you should see data logs in both of these places:

  • New Relic Logs UI

  • New Relic tools for running NRQL queries. For example, you can execute a query like this:


What's next?

Now that you've enabled Logs, here are some potential next steps:

If no data appears after you enable New Relic Logs, follow the troubleshooting procedures.

For more help

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources:

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