Monitor and Output Logs to a File in Kubernetes

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

You can troubleshoot broken pods quickly using the `kubectl logs` command. You can manipulate the output and save it to a file in order to capture important data. In this hands-on lab, you will be presented with a broken pod, and you must collect the logs and save them to a file in order to better understand the issue.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Identify the problematic pod in your cluster.

Use the following command to view all the pods in your cluster:

kubectl get pods --all-namespaces
Collect the logs from the pod.

Use the following command to collect the logs from the pod:

kubectl logs <pod_name> -n <namespace_name>
Output the logs to a file.

Use the following command to output the logs to a file:

kubectl logs <pod_name> -n <namespace_name> > broken-pod.log

Additional Resources

You have been given access to a three-node cluster. Within that cluster, you must discover the pod that isn’t running as it should. Then, you must collect the logs and save them to a file in order to capture the problematic messages from the log. Perform the following tasks in order to complete this hands-on lab:

  • Identify the pod that is not running in the cluster.
  • Collect the logs from the pod and try to identify the problem.
  • Output the logs to a file in order to share that file with your colleagues.

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