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KubeSphere Events

KubeSphere events allow users to keep track of what is happening inside a cluster, such as node scheduling status and image pulling result. They will be accurately recorded with the specific reason, status and message displayed in the web console. To query events, users can quickly launch the web Toolkit and enter related information in the search bar with different filters (e.g keyword and project) available. Events can also be archived to third-party tools, such as Elasticsearch, Kafka or Fluentd.

For more information, see Event Query.

Enable Events before Installation

Installing on Linux

When you implement multi-node installation of KubeSphere on Linux, you need to create a configuration file, which lists all KubeSphere components.

  1. In the tutorial of Installing KubeSphere on Linux, you create a default file config-sample.yaml. Modify the file by executing the following command:

    vi config-sample.yaml
    

    Note

    If you adopt All-in-One Installation, you do not need to create a config-sample.yaml file as you can create a cluster directly. Generally, the all-in-one mode is for users who are new to KubeSphere and look to get familiar with the system. If you want to enable Events in this mode (for example, for testing purposes), refer to the following section to see how Events can be installed after installation.
  2. In this file, navigate to events and change false to true for enabled. Save the file after you finish.

    events:
      enabled: true # Change "false" to "true".
    

    Note

    By default, KubeKey will install Elasticsearch internally if Events is enabled. For a production environment, it is highly recommended that you set the following values in config-sample.yaml if you want to enable Events, especially externalElasticsearchUrl and externalElasticsearchPort. Once you provide the following information before installation, KubeKey will integrate your external Elasticsearch directly instead of installing an internal one.
    es:  # Storage backend for logging, tracing, events and auditing.
      elasticsearchMasterReplicas: 1   # The total number of master nodes. Even numbers are not allowed.
      elasticsearchDataReplicas: 1     # The total number of data nodes.
      elasticsearchMasterVolumeSize: 4Gi   # The volume size of Elasticsearch master nodes.
      elasticsearchDataVolumeSize: 20Gi    # The volume size of Elasticsearch data nodes.
      logMaxAge: 7                     # Log retention day in built-in Elasticsearch. It is 7 days by default.
      elkPrefix: logstash              # The string making up index names. The index name will be formatted as ks-<elk_prefix>-log.
      externalElasticsearchUrl: # The URL of external Elasticsearch.
      externalElasticsearchPort: # The port of external Elasticsearch.
    
  3. Create a cluster using the configuration file:

    ./kk create cluster -f config-sample.yaml
    

Installing on Kubernetes

As you install KubeSphere on Kubernetes, you can enable KubeSphere Events first in the cluster-configuration.yaml file.

  1. Download the file cluster-configuration.yaml and edit it.

    vi cluster-configuration.yaml
    
  2. In this local cluster-configuration.yaml file, navigate to events and enable Events by changing false to true for enabled. Save the file after you finish.

    events:
      enabled: true # Change "false" to "true".
    

    Note

    By default, ks-installer will install Elasticsearch internally if Events is enabled. For a production environment, it is highly recommended that you set the following values in cluster-configuration.yaml if you want to enable Events, especially externalElasticsearchUrl and externalElasticsearchPort. Once you provide the following information before installation, ks-installer will integrate your external Elasticsearch directly instead of installing an internal one.
    es:  # Storage backend for logging, tracing, events and auditing.
      elasticsearchMasterReplicas: 1   # The total number of master nodes. Even numbers are not allowed.
      elasticsearchDataReplicas: 1     # The total number of data nodes.
      elasticsearchMasterVolumeSize: 4Gi   # The volume size of Elasticsearch master nodes.
      elasticsearchDataVolumeSize: 20Gi    # The volume size of Elasticsearch data nodes.
      logMaxAge: 7                     # Log retention day in built-in Elasticsearch. It is 7 days by default.
      elkPrefix: logstash              # The string making up index names. The index name will be formatted as ks-<elk_prefix>-log.
      externalElasticsearchUrl: # The URL of external Elasticsearch.
      externalElasticsearchPort: # The port of external Elasticsearch.
    
  3. Execute the following commands to start installation:

    kubectl apply -f https://github.com/kubesphere/ks-installer/releases/download/v3.1.1/kubesphere-installer.yaml
       
    kubectl apply -f cluster-configuration.yaml
    

Enable Events after Installation

  1. Log in to the console as admin. Click Platform in the top-left corner and select Cluster Management.

  2. Click CRDs and enter clusterconfiguration in the search bar. Click the result to view its detail page.

    Info

    A Custom Resource Definition (CRD) allows users to create a new type of resources without adding another API server. They can use these resources like any other native Kubernetes objects.
  3. In Resource List, click on the right of ks-installer and select Edit YAML.

  4. In this YAML file, navigate to events and change false to true for enabled. After you finish, click Update in the bottom-right corner to save the configuration.

    events:
      enabled: true # Change "false" to "true".
    

    Note

    By default, Elasticsearch will be installed internally if Events is enabled. For a production environment, it is highly recommended that you set the following values in this yaml file if you want to enable Events, especially externalElasticsearchUrl and externalElasticsearchPort. Once you provide the following information, KubeSphere will integrate your external Elasticsearch directly instead of installing an internal one.
    es:  # Storage backend for logging, tracing, events and auditing.
      elasticsearchMasterReplicas: 1   # The total number of master nodes. Even numbers are not allowed.
      elasticsearchDataReplicas: 1     # The total number of data nodes.
      elasticsearchMasterVolumeSize: 4Gi   # The volume size of Elasticsearch master nodes.
      elasticsearchDataVolumeSize: 20Gi    # The volume size of Elasticsearch data nodes.
      logMaxAge: 7                     # Log retention day in built-in Elasticsearch. It is 7 days by default.
      elkPrefix: logstash              # The string making up index names. The index name will be formatted as ks-<elk_prefix>-log.
      externalElasticsearchUrl: # The URL of external Elasticsearch.
      externalElasticsearchPort: # The port of external Elasticsearch.
    
  5. You can use the web kubectl to check the installation process by executing the following command:

    kubectl logs -n kubesphere-system $(kubectl get pod -n kubesphere-system -l app=ks-install -o jsonpath='{.items[0].metadata.name}') -f
    

    Note

    You can find the web kubectl tool by clicking in the bottom-right corner of the console.

Verify the Installation of the Component

Verify that you can use the Event Search function from the Toolbox in the bottom-right corner.

event-search

Execute the following command to check the status of Pods:

kubectl get pod -n kubesphere-logging-system

The output may look as follows if the component runs successfully:

NAME                                          READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
elasticsearch-logging-data-0                  1/1     Running   0          155m
elasticsearch-logging-data-1                  1/1     Running   0          154m
elasticsearch-logging-discovery-0             1/1     Running   0          155m
fluent-bit-bsw6p                              1/1     Running   0          108m
fluent-bit-smb65                              1/1     Running   0          108m
fluent-bit-zdz8b                              1/1     Running   0          108m
fluentbit-operator-9b69495b-bbx54             1/1     Running   0          109m
ks-events-exporter-5cb959c74b-gx4hw           2/2     Running   0          7m55s
ks-events-operator-7d46fcccc9-4mdzv           1/1     Running   0          8m
ks-events-ruler-8445457946-cl529              2/2     Running   0          7m55s
ks-events-ruler-8445457946-gzlm9              2/2     Running   0          7m55s
logsidecar-injector-deploy-667c6c9579-cs4t6   2/2     Running   0          106m
logsidecar-injector-deploy-667c6c9579-klnmf   2/2     Running   0          106m