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KUBERNETES COLLECTOR DETAILS

Zebrium’s Kubernetes collector sends logs to Zebrium for automated Anomaly detection. Our github repository is located here.

ze-kubernetes-collector

Features

  • Two step deployment using Kubernetes commands
  • Sends logs from all Pods/Containers in a Kubernetes clusters
  • Runs a single instance of the collector per node in a Kubernetes cluster

Getting Started

Installing via kubectl

The commands below install the Zebrium log collector as a Kubernetes DaemonSet. It runs one collector instance on each node in a Kubernetes cluster.

  1. kubectl create secret generic zlog-collector-config --from-literal=log-collector-url=YOUR_ZE_API_URL --from-literal=auth-token=YOUR_ZE_API_AUTH_TOKEN
  2. kubectl create -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zebrium/ze-kubernetes-collector/master/templates/zlog-collector.yaml

After a few minutes, logs should be viewable on Zebrium web UI.

The commands above install zlog-collector in default namespace. To install it in a separate namespace, follow the folowing instructions:

  1. kubectl create namespace <new_namespace_name>. Replace <new_namespace_name> with your real namespace name.
  2. kubectl create secret generic zlog-collector-config --from-literal=log-collector-url=YOUR_ZE_API_URL --from-literal=auth-token=YOUR_ZE_API_AUTH_TOKEN --namespace <new_namespace_name>
  3. wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zebrium/ze-kubernetes-collector/master/templates/zlog-collector.yaml
  4. Edit the downloaded zlog-collector.yaml, change namespace: default in the file to namespace: <new_namespace_name> (on one line).
  5. kubectl create -f zlog-collector.yaml --namespace <new_namespace_name>

Uninstalling via kubectl

The commands below will uninstall the Zebrium log collector. This would typically be done prior to installing a newer version of the collector.

kubectl delete -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zebrium/ze-kubernetes-collector/master/templates/zlog-collector.yaml
kubectl delete secret zlog-collector-config

Note: You do not have to delete the secret if there is no change in URL and token when installing an upgraded collector.

Installing via helm

helm version 2

  1. helm install --namespace zebrium --name zlog-collector --repo https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zebrium/ze-kubernetes-collector/master/charts zlog-collector --set zebrium.collectorUrl=YOUR_ZE_API_URL,zebrium.authToken=YOUR_ZE_API_AUTH_TOKEN,zebrium.deployment=YOUR_DEPLOYMENT_NAME

helm version 3

  1. kubectl create namespace zebrium
  2. helm install zlog-collector zlog-collector --namespace zebrium --repo https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zebrium/ze-kubernetes-collector/master/charts --set zebrium.collectorUrl=YOUR_ZE_API_URL,zebrium.authToken=YOUR_ZE_API_AUTH_TOKEN,zebrium.deployment=YOUR_DEPLOYMENT_NAME

Uninstalling via helm

If you used the “helm install” command to install zlog-collector chart, you should use the following command to delete:

helm delete --purge zlog-collector

Configuration

No special configuration is required

Setup

By default, Zebrium’s kubernetes log collector will be deployed to all Nodes in your cluster and collect logs from each container.

Additionally, each log line will have associated meta data from your Kubernetes deployment viewable in the Zebrium UI. This meta data will include:

  1. All Kubernetes Identifier tags such as Node, Pod Name and Id, Container Name and Id, Namespace, etc.
  2. All Kubernetes Labels
  3. All Kubernetes Annotations

Testing your installation

Once the collector has been deployed in your Kubernetes environment, your logs and anomaly detection will be available in the Zebrium UI.

Troubleshooting

In the event that Zebrium requires the ze_collector logs for troubleshooting, you can use these commands:

  1. Use: kubectl get pods --namespace zebrium to get the zlog-collector pod names first.
  2. Use: kubectl logs <pod_name> --namespace zebrium to get logs. Note: There may be multiple pods containing logs.

Contributors

  • Brady Zuo (Zebrium)