Monitoring, Logging, and Debugging

Set up monitoring and logging to troubleshoot a cluster, or debug a containerized application.

Sometimes things go wrong. This guide is aimed at making them right. It has two sections:

You should also check the known issues for the release you're using.

Getting help

If your problem isn't answered by any of the guides above, there are variety of ways for you to get help from the Kubernetes community.


The documentation on this site has been structured to provide answers to a wide range of questions. Concepts explain the Kubernetes architecture and how each component works, while Setup provides practical instructions for getting started. Tasks show how to accomplish commonly used tasks, and Tutorials are more comprehensive walkthroughs of real-world, industry-specific, or end-to-end development scenarios. The Reference section provides detailed documentation on the Kubernetes API and command-line interfaces (CLIs), such as kubectl.

Help! My question isn't covered! I need help now!

Stack Overflow

Someone else from the community may have already asked a similar question or may be able to help with your problem. The Kubernetes team will also monitor posts tagged Kubernetes. If there aren't any existing questions that help, please ensure that your question is on-topic on Stack Overflow and that you read through the guidance on how to ask a new question, before asking a new one!


Many people from the Kubernetes community hang out on Kubernetes Slack in the #kubernetes-users channel. Slack requires registration; you can request an invitation, and registration is open to everyone). Feel free to come and ask any and all questions. Once registered, access the Kubernetes organisation in Slack via your web browser or via Slack's own dedicated app.

Once you are registered, browse the growing list of channels for various subjects of interest. For example, people new to Kubernetes may also want to join the #kubernetes-novice channel. As another example, developers should join the #kubernetes-dev channel.

There are also many country specific / local language channels. Feel free to join these channels for localized support and info:

Country / language specific Slack channels
China#cn-users, #cn-events
France#fr-users, #fr-events
Germany#de-users, #de-events
India#in-users, #in-events
Italy#it-users, #it-events
Japan#jp-users, #jp-events
Turkey#tr-users, #tr-events


You're welcome to join the official Kubernetes Forum:

Bugs and feature requests

If you have what looks like a bug, or you would like to make a feature request, please use the GitHub issue tracking system.

Before you file an issue, please search existing issues to see if your issue is already covered.

If filing a bug, please include detailed information about how to reproduce the problem, such as:

  • Kubernetes version: kubectl version
  • Cloud provider, OS distro, network configuration, and container runtime version
  • Steps to reproduce the problem
Last modified April 26, 2022 at 12:30 AM PST: Reorg the monitoring task section (#32823) (f26e8eff23)