Tanzu Community Edition


Access local and kubectl-based Logs

Tanzu Community Edition retains logs for management and workload cluster deployment and operation.

Using Local Cluster Logs

Local cluster logs capture the management and workload cluster creation, upgrade, and deletion activity in the ~/.config/tanzu/tkg/logs/<CLUSTER-NAME> file. These logs can be used to troubleshoot the cluster creation activity and other failures. Successfully deleting a cluster automatically deletes its logs file, but if the delete action fails, the logs file remain.

Using kubectl-based Cluster Logs

If local cluster logs do not provide sufficient information, you can retrieve logs using kubectl as follows:

Access Management Cluster Deployment Logs

To monitor and troubleshoot management cluster deployments, review:

  • The log file listed in the terminal output Logs of the command execution can also be found at…

  • The log from your cloud provider module for Cluster API. Retrieve the most recent one as follows:

    1. Search your tanzu management-cluster create output for Bootstrapper created. Kubeconfig: and copy the kubeconfig file path listed. The file is in ~/.kube-tkg/tmp/.
    2. Run the following, based on your cloud provider:
      • vSphere: kubectl logs deployment.apps/capv-controller-manager -n capv-system manager --kubeconfig <PATH-TO-KUBECONFIG>
      • Amazon Web Services (AWS): kubectl logs deployment.apps/capa-controller-manager -n capa-system manager --kubeconfig <PATH-TO-KUBECONFIG>
      • Azure: kubectl logs deployment.apps/capz-controller-manager -n capz-system manager --kubeconfig <PATH-TO-KUBECONFIG>

Access Workload Deployments Logs

After running tanzu cluster create, you can monitor the deployment process in the Cluster API logs on the management cluster.

To access these logs, follow the steps below:

  1. Set kubeconfig to your management cluster. For example:

    kubectl config use-context my-management-cluster-admin@my-management-cluster
  2. Run the following:

    • capi logs:

      kubectl logs deployments/capi-controller-manager -n capi-system manager
    • IaaS-specific logs:

      • vSphere: kubectl logs deployments/capv-controller-manager -n capv-system manager
      • AWS: kubectl logs deployments/capa-controller-manager -n capa-system manager
      • Azure: kubectl logs deployments/capz-controller-manager -n capz-system manager

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