Step #7: Observe Application Logs from the Logging Console
An important aspect of application managment is being able to quickly observe how an application is behaving. An administrator may need to check for errors, monitor activity levels, or perform some general debugging. To help streamline these use cases, Fleet Command gathers and displays logs in the Fleet Command Console. This is useful for gathering insights into system behaviour without needing direct access to the system.
To conserve on disk space, only minimum system logs are collected by default. Opetions for more detailed logging are available in the Fleet Command console under Settings.
Follow the procedure to interact with the Logs interface:
Select Logs from the navigation menu in the left pane.
The following filters are available from the drop-down to view the corresponding logs. All logs are displayed by default. Once applied, the selected filters are aggregated.
Location: Filter logs to include the selected locations.
System: Filter logs to include selected systems.
Deployment: Filter logs to include a selected deployment.
Component: Filter logs to include the selected system components.
Since our example application is a video file, we can look for the frames per second as a useful metric. Type “PERF” in the Provide additional entries here box.
Optional: Download the logs in csv format using the export button. Any filters applied will be in effect.
We can’t always get a complete picture just from the logs, the next step will show you how to access the system’s remote console.