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Collecting a Support Bundle

Learn how to collect a support bundle


Now that we have the kubectl plugin installed, let's collect a support bundle.

A support bundle needs to know what to collect and optionally, what to analyze. This is defined in a YAML file. Open your favorite editor and paste the following content in:

apiVersion: troubleshoot.sh/v1beta2
kind: SupportBundle
metadata:
  name: supportbundle-tutorial
spec:
  collectors: []
  analyzers: []

Note: troubleshoot.sh/v1beta2 was introduced in preflight and support-bundle krew plugin version 0.9.39 and Kots version 1.19.0. Kots vendors should read the guide to maintain backwards compatibility.

Save the file as support-bundle.yaml and then execute it with:

kubectl support-bundle ./support-bundle.yaml

The support bundle plugin will work for a few seconds and then show you the filename that it created.

Note: This does not deploy anything to the cluster, it's all client-side code.

In my case, the file created was named support-bundle.tar.gz.

You can tar xzvf the file and open it in your editor to look at the contents.

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