Tanzu-tip 001 – Monitoring pod event logs

When deploying workloads, you may encounter warnings or errors. Kubernetes pods are no exception. Problems can be more easily solved by taking a look at the logs. But how do you find the latest logs of a particular pod?

The standard command for this is:

kubectl get events

We can sort the output by timestamp and filter on a specific pod.

kubectl get events --sort-by=.metadata.creationTimestamp -n <podname>

kubectl get events --sort-by=.metadata.creationTimestamp -n <podname> | nl

Live display of events

In the Linux world, there is the tail command to display the most recent entries of a log file. In Kubernetes the analogous command is:

kubectl logs --follow <podname>

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