When I run kubectl logs MyPodNameHere I get back the standard-out of that pod.

My company has a central logging service for all our applications and I would like to send the logs output to that service. (Via an HTTPS endpoint.)

But I can't seem to find a way to hook into a Kubernetes API to get that working. Is there a Kubernetes API or other integration point to do this?

NOTE: I am also using Istio. I had hopped that I could use that for this, but I can only see stuff about sending "access logs" in the documnation on Istio. But it seems to me that it should be possible via Istio as well.

Anyone know a way to get this logs data sent to an HTTPS endpoint?

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There are many products that will ship Kubernetes logs off to a central log server. The kubernetes documentation has a section on logging that is a good place to start.

There are a number of existing projects that are designed to ship your local off to a central location:


And following some of the suggestions in the Kubernetes documentation I linked to earlier you could probably write your own (or reconfigure your existing host-based solutions to support your Kubernetes environment as well).

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