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Install the AKS - Control Plane App and view the Dashboards

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

Install the App

Now that you have set up collection for AKS, you can install the Sumo Logic App for AKS and access the pre-configured Kubernetes dashboards for visibility into your AKS environment from a single-pane-of-glass.

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 AKS 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 AKS 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 page.

AKS Controller Manager Dashboard

The AKS Controller Manager dashboard provides a high-level view of severity types and trends, along with details on scale operations, pod creation and deletion, and recent error messages.

Use this dashboard to: 

  • Find pod and scale operations performed by controller manager. 
  • Find the severity of various controller manager events and analyze fatal and erroneous controller manager operation events.

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AKS API Server Dashboard

The AKS API Server dashboard provides insights into API server severity events and trends, autoscaler and status code trends, top problem URLs, and a list of recent error messages.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Understand the status codes of requests made to Kube API Server. 
  • Review the top 10 URLs with problem status codes.  
  • Review the severity of various Kube API Server events, and analyze any fatal or erroneous events of Kube API Server operations.
  • Find spikes or abnormal activity in the status codes of auto-scaler operations.


AKS Scheduler Dashboard

The AKS Scheduler dashboard provides a high-level view of severity types and trends for the Kube scheduler, as well as a detailed list of error messages.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Find the severity of various Kube scheduler events.
  • Analyze fatal or erroneous events of Kube scheduler operations.

K8s AKS scheduler dashboard.png