Only the configuration options described in this documentation are supported for the logging subsystem.

Do not use any other configuration options, as they are unsupported. Configuration paradigms might change across OpenShift Container Platform releases, and such cases can only be handled gracefully if all configuration possibilities are controlled. If you use configurations other than those described in this documentation, your changes will be overwritten, because Operators are designed to reconcile any differences.

If you must perform configurations not described in the OpenShift Container Platform documentation, you must set your Red Hat OpenShift Logging Operator to Unmanaged. An unmanaged OpenShift Logging environment is not supported and does not receive updates until you return OpenShift Logging to Managed.

The logging subsystem for Red Hat OpenShift is provided as an installable component, with a distinct release cycle from the core OpenShift Container Platform. The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Life Cycle Policy outlines release compatibility.

The logging subsystem for Red Hat OpenShift is an opinionated collector and normalizer of application, infrastructure, and audit logs. It is intended to be used for forwarding logs to various supported systems.

The logging subsystem for Red Hat OpenShift is not:

  • A high scale log collection system

  • Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) compliant

  • Historical or long term log retention or storage

  • A guaranteed log sink

  • Secure storage - audit logs are not stored by default