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Kubernetes Quickstart

This guide will walk you through setting up the Sumo Logic Kubernetes solution in two easy steps. This will:

  • Set up data collection for your Kubernetes environment (orchestration, infrastructure, and app data)
  • Install the relevant app dashboards to view data from your Kubernetes environment, and share it with others in your org
  • Install the necessary alert monitors to get alerted of any issues 
tip

As an alternative to this quickstart, you can use our Kubernetes Setup Quickstart Wizard, located at App Catalog > Kubernetes > Begin Integration.

Before you begin

Installation

  1. If this is your first time installing our helm chart, add the Sumo Logic Helm repo:

    helm repo add sumologic https://sumologic.github.io/sumologic-kubernetes-collection
    helm repo update
  2. Get your Sumo Logic Access ID and Access Key and run the following command:

    helm upgrade --install my-release sumologic/sumologic \
    --namespace=my-namespace \
    --create-namespace \
    --set sumologic.accessId=SUMO_ACCESS_ID \
    --set sumologic.accessKey=SUMO_ACCESS_KEY \
    --set sumologic.clusterName=Kubernetes_cluster \
    --set sumologic.collectorName=kubernetes \
    # To opt out of out-of-box alerts, omit the below line
    --set "sumologic.setup.monitors.notificationEmails={EMAIL ADDRESS}"
Helm Values File

If you're adding additional configuration, we recommend using the helm values files, which should only contain properties you want to change from the default values.yaml to ensure upgrades behave properly.

Next Steps

Once you have completed the above steps, you'll have installed the collection, as well as the core Kubernetes Dashboards](/docs/observability/kubernetes/monitoring) and alerts. To get started, open a new Explore tab in Sumo Logic and view your Kubernetes App Dashboards.

If you're not seeing data in Sumo Logic, you can review our troubleshooting guide.

You will have to install other K8s-related apps depending upon whether you want to monitor specific aspects of Kubernetes control plane provided by different cloud vendors. For more details, see Sumo Logic K8s Apps.

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