The cluster logging installation deploys the Kibana web console.

Launching Kibana

Kibana is a browser-based console to query, discover, and visualize your logs through histograms, line graphs, pie charts, heat maps, built-in geospatial support, and other visualizations.


If you installed OpenShift Container Platform with a proxy, you need to add .apps.<cluster_name>.<base_domain> to the noProxy list in your cluster-wide Proxy object.

For example:

$ oc edit proxy/cluster

apiVersion: config.openshift.io/v1
kind: Proxy
  creationTimestamp: "2020-03-30T00:45:44Z"
  generation: 3
  name: cluster
  resourceVersion: "26654"
  selfLink: /apis/config.openshift.io/v1/proxies/cluster
  uid: 2213b41b-0721-4c9f-9586-0678c0058f85
  httpProxy: http://proxy.com
  httpsProxy: https://proxy.com
  noProxy: .apps.mycluster.example.com (1)
    name: user-ca-bundle
1 Add .apps.<cluster_name>.<base_domain> to the noProxy list. This is a comma-separated list of destination domain names, domains, IP addresses, or other network CIDRs to exclude proxying.

To launch Kibana:

  1. In the OpenShift Container Platform console, click MonitoringLogging.

  2. Log in using the same credentials you use to log in to the OpenShift Container Platform console.

    The Kibana interface launches. You can now:

    • Search and browse your data using the Discover page.

    • Chart and map your data using the Visualize page.

    • Create and view custom dashboards using the Dashboard page.

      Use and configuration of the Kibana interface is beyond the scope of this documentation. For more information, on using the interface, see the Kibana documentation.

If you get a security_exception error in the Kibana console and cannot access your Kibana indices, you might have an expired OAuth token. If you see this error, log out of the Kibana console, and then log back in. This refreshes your OAuth tokens and you should be able to access your indices.