OpenShift Container Platform cluster logging includes a web console for visualizing collected log data. Currently, OpenShift Container Platform deploys the Kibana console for visualization.

Using the log visualizer, you can:

  • Search and browse your data using the Discover tab.

  • Chart and map your data using the Visualize tab.

  • Create and view custom dashboards using the Dashboard tab.

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.

Launching the log visualizer

OpenShift Container Platform uses Kibana as the log visualizer. 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.


To launch Kibana:

  1. In the OpenShift Container Platform console, click the Application Launcher app launcher and select Logging.

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

    The Kibana interface launches.

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.