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Version: 3.0.0-beta

sls-logger

Description#

The sls-logger Plugin is used to push logs to Alibaba Cloud log Service using RF5424.

It might take some time to receive the log data. It will be automatically sent after the timer function in the batch processor expires.

Attributes#

NameRequiredDescription
hostTrueIP address or the hostname of the TCP server. See Alibaba Cloud log service documentation for details. Use IP address instead of domain.
portTrueTarget upstream port. Defaults to 10009.
timeoutFalseTimeout for the upstream to send data.
projectTrueProject name in Alibaba Cloud log service. Create SLS before using this Plugin.
logstoreTruelogstore name in Ali Cloud log service. Create SLS before using this Plugin.
access_key_idTrueAccessKey ID in Alibaba Cloud. See Authorization for more details.
access_key_secretTrueAccessKey Secret in Alibaba Cloud. See Authorization for more details.
include_req_bodyTrueWhen set to true, includes the request body in the log.
nameFalseUnique identifier for the batch processor.

This Plugin supports using batch processors to aggregate and process entries (logs/data) in a batch. This avoids the need for frequently submitting the data. The batch processor submits data every 5 seconds or when the data in the queue reaches 1000. See Batch Processor for more information or setting your custom configuration.

Metadata#

You can also set the format of the logs by configuring the Plugin metadata. The following configurations are available:

NameTypeRequiredDefaultDescription
log_formatobjectFalse{"host": "$host", "@timestamp": "$time_iso8601", "client_ip": "$remote_addr"}Log format declared as key value pairs in JSON format. Values only support strings. APISIX or Nginx variables can be used by prefixing the string with $.
IMPORTANT

Configuring the Plugin metadata is global in scope. This means that it will take effect on all Routes and Services which use the sls-logger Plugin.

The example below shows how you can configure through the Admin API:

curl http://127.0.0.1:9180/apisix/admin/plugin_metadata/sls-logger -H 'X-API-KEY: edd1c9f034335f136f87ad84b625c8f1' -X PUT -d '
{
"log_format": {
"host": "$host",
"@timestamp": "$time_iso8601",
"client_ip": "$remote_addr"
}
}'

With this configuration, your logs would be formatted as shown below:

{"host":"localhost","@timestamp":"2020-09-23T19:05:05-04:00","client_ip":"127.0.0.1","route_id":"1"}
{"host":"localhost","@timestamp":"2020-09-23T19:05:05-04:00","client_ip":"127.0.0.1","route_id":"1"}

Enabling the Plugin#

The example below shows how you can configure the Plugin on a specific Route:

curl http://127.0.0.1:9180/apisix/admin/routes/5 -H 'X-API-KEY: edd1c9f034335f136f87ad84b625c8f1' -X PUT -d '
{
"plugins": {
"sls-logger": {
"host": "100.100.99.135",
"port": 10009,
"project": "your_project",
"logstore": "your_logstore",
"access_key_id": "your_access_key_id",
"access_key_secret": "your_access_key_secret",
"timeout": 30000
}
},
"upstream": {
"type": "roundrobin",
"nodes": {
"127.0.0.1:1980": 1
}
},
"uri": "/hello"
}'

Example usage#

Now, if you make a request to APISIX, it will be logged in your Ali Cloud log server:

curl -i http://127.0.0.1:9080/hello

Now if you check your Ali Cloud log server, you will be able to see the logs:

Disable Plugin#

To disable the sls-logger Plugin, you can delete the corresponding JSON configuration from the Plugin configuration. APISIX will automatically reload and you do not have to restart for this to take effect.

curl http://127.0.0.1:9180/apisix/admin/routes/1 -H 'X-API-KEY: edd1c9f034335f136f87ad84b625c8f1' -X PUT -d '
{
"uri": "/hello",
"plugins": {},
"upstream": {
"type": "roundrobin",
"nodes": {
"127.0.0.1:1980": 1
}
}
}'