Kubernetes Pod Logs (ULTIMATE)
GitLab makes it easy to view the logs of running pods in connected Kubernetes clusters. By displaying the logs directly in GitLab, developers can avoid having to manage console tools or jump to a different interface.
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Kubernetes pod logs can be viewed directly within GitLab.
Deploying to a Kubernetes environment is required in order to be able to use Pod Logs.
To access pod logs, you must have the right permissions.
You can access them in two ways.
From the project sidebar
Introduced in GitLab 12.5.
Go to Operations > Pod logs on the sidebar menu.
From Deploy Boards
Logs can be displayed by clicking on a specific pod from Deploy Boards:
- Go to Operations > Environments and find the environment which contains the desired pod, like
- On the Environments page, you should see the status of the environment's pods with Deploy Boards.
- When mousing over the list of pods, a tooltip will appear with the exact pod name and status.
- Click on the desired pod to bring up the logs view.
The logs view will contain the last 500 lines for a pod, and has control to filter via:
Support for pods with multiple containers is coming in a future release.
Support for historical data is coming in a future release.
Filter by date
Introduced in GitLab 12.8.
When you enable Elastic Stack on your cluster, you can filter by date.
Click on "Show last" to see the available options.
Full text search
Introduced in GitLab 12.7.
When you enable Elastic Stack on your cluster, you can search the content of your logs via a search bar.
The search is passed on to Elasticsearch using the simple_query_string Elasticsearch function, which supports the following operators:
||An OR operation.|
||Negates a single token.|
||An AND operation.|
||Wraps a number of tokens to signify a phrase for searching.|
||A prefix query.|
||Edit distance (fuzziness).|