- Getting Started
- Support for K8s Installers
- Deploying on Kind
- Deploying on Minikube
- Installing with Helm
- Antrea Network Policy
- Traffic Encryption (Ipsec / WireGuard)
- Securing Control Plane
- Security considerations
- OS-specific Known Issues
- OVS Pipeline
- Feature Gates
- Antrea Proxy
- Network Flow Visibility
- Traceflow Guide
- NoEncap and Hybrid Traffic Modes
- Egress Guide
- NodePortLocal Guide
- Antrea IPAM Guide
- Exposing Services of type LoadBalancer
- Traffic Control
- Antrea API Groups
- Antrea API Reference
Using Antrea with Fluentd
This guide will describe how to use Project Antrea with
Fluentd, in order for efficient audit logging. In this scenario, Antrea is used for the default network,
- Practical steps
- Email Alerting
The only prerequisites are:
- a K8s cluster (Linux Nodes) running a K8s version supported by Antrea.
All the required software will be deployed using YAML manifests, and the corresponding container images will be downloaded from public registries.
Step 1: Deploying Antrea
For detailed information on the Antrea requirements and instructions on how to deploy Antrea, please refer to
getting-started.md. To deploy the latest version of Antrea, use:
kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/antrea-io/antrea/main/build/yamls/antrea.yml
You may also choose a released Antrea version.
Step 2: Deploy Elasticsearch and Kibana Dashboard
Fluentd supports multiple
Details will be discussed in
Step 4, but
by default, log records are collected by Fluentd DaemonSet and sent to Elasticsearch.
A Kibana Dashboard can then be used to visualize the data. The YAML file for
deployment is included in the
resources directory. To deploy Elasticsearch
and Kibana, run:
kubectl apply -f docs/cookbooks/fluentd/resources/kibana-elasticsearch.yml
Step 3: Configure Custom Fluentd Plugins
The architecture of Fluentd is a pipeline from input-> parser-> buffer-> output-> formatter, many of these are plugins that could be configured to fit users’ different use cases.
To specify custom input plugins and parsers, modify
and create a ConfigMap with the following command. Later, direct Fluentd
DaemonSet to refer to that ConfigMap. To see more variations of custom
configuration, refer to
This cookbook uses the
input plugin to monitor the audit logging files for Antrea-native policies
on every K8s Node.
kubectl create configmap fluentd-conf --from-file=docs/cookbooks/fluentd/resources/kubernetes.conf --namespace=kube-logging
Step 4: Deploy Fluentd DaemonSet
Fluentd deployment includes RBAC and DaemonSet. Fluentd will collect logs
from cluster components, so permissions need to be granted first through
fluentd.yml, we create a ServiceAccount, and use a ClusterRole
and a ClusterRoleBinding to grant it permissions to read, list and watch
Pods in cluster scope.
In the DaemonSet configuration, specify Elasticsearch host, port and scheme,
as they are required by the Elasticsearch output plugin.
Fluentd official documentation,
output plugins are specified in
fluent.conf depending on the chosen image.
To change output plugins, choose a different image and specify it in
When choosing image version, note that the current Elasticsearch version
resources/kibana-elasticsearch.yml is 7.8.0 and that the major
Elasticsearch version must match between the 2 files.
kubectl apply -f docs/cookbooks/fluentd/resources/fluentd.yml
Step 5: Visualize with Kibana Dashboard
http://[NodeIP]: 30007 and create an index pattern with “fluentd-*”.
http://[NodeIP]: 30007/app/kibana#/discover to see the results as below.
Kibana dashboard supports creating alerts with the logs in this
documentation also provides a detailed guide for email alerting when using td-agent (the stable version of Fluentd and preconfigured).
For this cookbook with custom Fluentd configuration, modify and add the following
./resources/kubernetes.conf, then update ConfigMap in
<match antrea-networkpolicy> @type grepcounter count_interval 3 # The time window for counting errors (in secs) input_key code # The field to apply the regular expression regexp ^5\d\d$ # The regular expression to be applied threshold 1 # The minimum number of erros to trigger an alert add_tag_prefix error_ANPxx # Generate tags like "error_ANPxx.antrea-networkpolicy" </match>
<match error_5xx.antrea-networkpolicy> @type copy
<store> @type stdout # Print to stdout for debugging </store> <store> @type mail host smtp.gmail.com # Change this to your SMTP server host port 587 # Normally 25/587/465 are used for submission user USERNAME # Use your username to log in password PASSWORD # Use your login password enable_starttls_auto true # Use this option to enable STARTTLS from firstname.lastname@example.org # Set the sender address to email@example.com # Set the recipient address subject ‘Antrea Native Policy Error’ message Total ANPxx error count: %s\n\nPlease check Antrea Native Policy feature ASAP message_out_keys count # Use the "count" field to replace "%s" above </store> </match>