Preparing to send data to Fluentd

If you use a Fluentd receiver for target destinations, you must install and configure Fluentd on your own. This procedure summarizes how to configure Fluentd TCP input plug-in in this situation.

Before you begin

Determine sending data to Fluentd in CSV format or Key-value format.
  • For CSV format, the header information and data are both sent to Fluentd.
  • For Key-Value format, the header information and the data are put in Key-Value pairs and sent to Fluentd.

About this task

On the distributed Fluentd system where you want to send z/OS® operational data, you must configure the TCP input plug-in to specify the port on which Fluentd listens for data from the Data Streamer.


  1. To configure the TCP input plug-in which enables Fluentd to accept TCP payload, specify the following source directive in the Fluentd configuration:
      @type tcp
      tag       # required
        @type json
      port fluentd_port   # optional. 5170 by default.
      bind fluentd_host   # optional. by default.
    For more information, refer to the Input plugins article that describes the basic concepts of Fluentd configuration file syntax.
  2. If you want to configure a secure data connection for streaming operational data from Z Common Data Provider to Fluentd, see the Fluentd documentation for more information about how to set up Transport Layer Security for the TCP input plug-in.
  3. Configure the output plug-in as appropriate for your environment.