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Monitoring OpenShift - Version 5

Splunk fields extraction for container logs

For the container logs, forwarded by the collector, it is possible to specify field extractions rules, specific for image names, container names, or combination of them.

All container logs have source format, which includes container ID, container name, image name, pod name, namespace, and stream.


Using this knowledge you can create field extraction rules for specific image or container, also including glob patterns, using wildcards and ... for skipping multiple parts of the path.

As an example, you can specify field extraction for nginx container in props.conf using a wildcard character for the container ID, container name, and docker stream. This field extraction applies to all containers created from the nginx docker image.

EXTRACT-nginx-ingress-controller-http = ^(?P&lt;remote_addr&gt;[^ ]+)\s+\-\s+\[(?P&lt;proxy_add_x_forwarded_for&gt;[^\]]+)\]\s+\-\s+(?P&lt;remote_user&gt;[^ ]+)\s+\[(?P&lt;time_local&gt;[^\]]+)[^"\n]*"(?P&lt;request&gt;[^"]+)"\s+(?P&lt;status&gt;\d+)\s+(?P&lt;body_bytes_sent&gt;\d+)\s+"(?P&lt;http_referer&gt;[^"]+)"\s+"(?P&lt;http_user_agent&gt;[^"]+)"\s+(?P&lt;request_length&gt;\d+)\s+(?P&lt;request_time&gt;[^ ]+)\s+\[(?P&lt;proxy_upstream_name&gt;[^\]]+)]\s+(?P&lt;upstream_addr&gt;[^\s]+)\s+(?P&lt;upstream_response_length&gt;\d+)\s+(?P&lt;upstream_response_time&gt;[^\s]+)\s+(?P&lt;upstream_status&gt;\d+)$</code></pre>

Also, you can also override source and source type with annotations. See Splunk Indexes.

About Outcold Solutions

Outcold Solutions provides solutions for monitoring Kubernetes, OpenShift and Docker clusters in Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. We offer certified Splunk applications, which give you insights across all containers environments. We are helping businesses reduce complexity related to logging and monitoring by providing easy-to-use and deploy solutions for Linux and Windows containers. We deliver applications, which help developers monitor their applications and operators to keep their clusters healthy. With the power of Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud, we offer one solution to help you keep all the metrics and logs in one place, allowing you to quickly address complex questions on container performance.