Announcing Preview: Collect Syslogs from Your AKS Nodes with Container Insights – Unlock Deeper Insights in Your Kubernetes Clusters!

Collect Syslog from your AKS Nodes using Container Insights
Overview
The preview of Container Insights enables customers to collect log and metric data from their deployed AKS nodes. This feature provides an easy way to collect syslog from the nodes with minimum setup, while still giving customers the flexibility to define their own retention and alerting policies.

Benefits of Container Insights
Container Insights provides customers with several benefits. Firstly, it allows customers to quickly set up and configure their syslog collection on their AKS nodes, without having to manually deploy and configure each node. This makes it much easier to collect and analyze log data from their AKS nodes.

Secondly, Container Insights provides customers with the flexibility to define their own retention and alerting policies. This enables customers to tailor the alerting to their specific needs and objectives. Finally, Container Insights is integrated with Azure Security Center, allowing customers to monitor and detect security threats from their AKS nodes.

How to Set Up Syslog Collection on AKS Nodes with Container Insights
Setting up syslog collection on AKS nodes with Container Insights is easy. First, you need to create a new resource group in the Azure portal. Then, you need to select the “Container Insights” template from the Azure Marketplace.

Once the resource group is created, you can configure the syslog collection for your AKS nodes. To do this, you need to select the “Monitoring” tab and then click on the “Syslog” option. Here, you can configure the retention and alerting policies.

Once the syslog collection is configured, you can start collecting logs from your AKS nodes. You can then view the log data in the Azure portal.

Conclusion
Container Insights makes it easy to collect syslog from your AKS nodes. It provides customers with the flexibility to define their own retention and alerting policies, as well as being integrated with Azure Security Center. This makes it much easier to collect and analyze log data from your AKS nodes, as well as monitor for security threats.
References:
Announcing preview: Collect Syslog from your AKS nodes using Container Insights
1. AWS Syslog
2. Container Insights
3. AK