Understanding virtual machine events

OpenShift Container Platform events are records of important life-cycle information in a namespace and are useful for monitoring and troubleshooting resource scheduling, creation, and deletion issues.

Container-native virtualization adds events for virtual machines and virtual machine instances. These can be viewed from either the web console or the CLI.

Viewing the events for a virtual machine in the web console

You can view the stream events for a running a virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Details panel of the web console.

The ▮▮ button pauses the events stream.
The ▶ button continues a paused events stream.

  1. Click WorkloadsVirtual Machines from the side menu.

  2. Select a Virtual Machine.

  3. Click Events to view all events for the virtual machine.

Viewing namespace events in the CLI

Use the OpenShift Container Platform client to get the events for a namespace.

  • In the namespace, use the oc get command:

    $ oc get events

Viewing resource events in the CLI

Events are included in the resource description, which you can get using the OpenShift Container Platform client.

  • In the namespace, use the oc describe command. The following example shows how to get the events for a virtual machine, a virtual machine instance, and the virt-launcher Pod for a virtual machine:

    $ oc describe vm <vm>
    $ oc describe vmi <vmi>
    $ oc describe pod virt-launcher-<name>