Install Vector on Docker
Docker is an open platform for developing, shipping, and running applications and services. With Docker, you can manage your infrastructure in the same ways you manage your services. By taking advantage of Docker’s methodologies for shipping, testing, and deploying code quickly, you can significantly reduce the delay between writing code and running it in production. This page covers installing and managing Vector on the Docker platform.
Pull the Vector image:
docker pull timberio/vector:0.25.1-debian
Other available distributions (beyond
Vector is an end-to-end observability data pipeline designed to deploy under various roles. You mix and match these roles to create topologies. The intent is to make Vector as flexible as possible, allowing you to fluidly integrate Vector into your infrastructure over time. The deployment section demonstrates common Vector pipelines:
Create a new Vector configuration. The below will output dummy logs to stdout.
cat <<-EOF > $PWD/vector.toml [api] enabled = true address = "0.0.0.0:8686" [sources.demo_logs] type = "demo_logs" interval = 1.0 format = "json" [sinks.console] inputs = ["demo_logs"] target = "stdout" type = "console" encoding.codec = "json" EOF
docker run \ -d \ -v $PWD/vector.toml:/etc/vector/vector.toml:ro \ -p 8686:8686 \ timberio/vector:0.25.1-debian
Make sure to substitute out
debian if you’re using a different distribution.
docker stop timberio/vector
docker kill --signal=HUP timberio/vector
docker restart -f $(docker ps -aqf "name=vector")
To tail the logs from your Vector image:
docker logs -f $(docker ps -aqf "name=vector")
To access metrics from your Vector image:
docker rm timberio/vector