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Install the Amazon EKS - Control Plane App and view the Dashboards

This page provides instructions for installing the Amazon EKS - Control Plane App, as well as descriptions and examples for each of the app dashboards.

Now that you have set up collection for EKS, install the Sumo Logic App for EKS - Control Plane to access the pre-configured Kubernetes dashboards that provide visibility into your EKS environment. 

Install the app

Now that you have set up collection for EKS, install the Sumo Logic App for EKS - Control Plane to use the pre-configured Kubernetes dashboards that provide visibility into your EKS environment.

To install the app, do the following:

  1. Locate and install the app from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.
  2. From the App Catalog, search for EKS and select the app.

  3. To install the app, click Add to Library and complete the following fields.

    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source.  For EKS Log Source, leave Source Category selected, and enter the value of source category which you used while configuring the Sumo Logic HTTP Source.

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.

  4. Click Add to Library.

Filter with template variables   

Template variables provide dynamic dashboards that rescope data on the fly. As you apply variables to troubleshoot through your dashboard, you can view dynamic changes to the data for a fast resolution to the root cause. For more information, see the Filter with template variables help page.

EKS - API Server Audit Dashboard

The EKS - API Server Audit dashboard displays information on Kubernetes audit logs. Panels provide records of individual users, administrators, or system components affected by your cluster.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor the health and performance of the API server.
  • Review failure rates, reasons, and user failures.
  • Review status code trends and the top URLs with problem status codes.
  • Review overall user activity.
  • Review the total number of successful hits and the top URLs.
  • Review requests by stage and audit policy.


EKS - API Server Dashboard

The EKS - API Server dashboard displays information on the API server logs, the control plane component that exposes the Kubernetes API. Panels show details on the API server errors, warnings, and activities.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor API server latency.
  • Monitor API server successful request rates.
  • Compare successful and failed API server request rates.

EKS api server overview.png

EKS - Authenticator Dashboard

The EKS - Authenticator dashboard displays information on the Authenticator logs which are unique to Amazon EKS. Panels display logs that represent the control plane component Amazon EKS uses for Kubernetes Role Based Access Control (RBAC) authentication using IAM credentials.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Review authentication errors.
  • Monitor successful user authentication rates.

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EKS - Controller Manager Dashboard

The EKS - Controller Manager dashboard displays information on the  controller manager, providing visibility into the core control loops for Kubernetes.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Review resource modifications for pods and jobs.
  • Review scaling operations and logs.
  • Assess severity trends and error messages.

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EKS  - Scheduler Dashboard

The EKS - Scheduler dashboard provides details of the scheduler health and latency details.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Get an overview of scheduler health and status.
  • Review scheduler latency details.

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