Managing Logs

CSS provides log backup and search functions to help you locate faults. You can back up cluster logs to OBS buckets and download required log files to analyze and locate faults.

Enabling Log Management

  1. Log in to the CSS management console.

  2. On the Clusters page, click the name of the cluster whose logs you want to back up. The Basic Information page is displayed.

  3. Click the Logs tab and enable Log Management.

    image1 indicates that the log management function is disabled. image2 indicates that it is enabled.

  4. Enable the Log Management function. In the Edit Log Backup Configuration dialog box, set the parameters.

    In the displayed dialog box, OBS Bucket, Backup Path, and IAM Agency are automatically created for log backup. You can modify the default value by referring to Table 1.

    Table 1 Parameter description




    OBS Bucket

    Select an OBS bucket from the drop-down list for storing logs. You can also click Create Bucket on the right to create a new OBS bucket.

    The OBS bucket and the cluster must be in the same region.


    To let an IAM user access an OBS bucket, you need to grant the GetBucketStoragePolicy, GetBucketLocation, ListBucket, and ListAllMyBuckets permissions to the user.

    IAM Agency

    IAM agency authorized by the current account for CSS to access or maintain data stored in the OBS bucket. You can also click Create IAM Agency on the right to create a new IAM agency.

    The IAM agency must meet the following requirements:

    • Agency Type must be Cloud service.

    • Set Cloud Service to CSS.

    • Mandatory policies: Tenant Administrator

  5. (Optional) If the Log Management function has been enabled for the cluster, you can modify the log backup parameters.

    Click image3 on the right of Log Backup Configuration. The Edit Log Backup Configuration dialog box is displayed. You can modify the log backup parameters.

  6. Back up logs.

    • Automatically backing up logs

      Click the icon on the right of Auto Backup to enable the auto backup function.

      image4 indicates that the auto backup function is enabled, and image5 indicates that it is disabled.

      After the automatic backup function is enabled, set the backup start time in the Modify Log Backup Policy dialog box. When the scheduled time arrives, the system will back up logs automatically. Click image6 on the right of the switch to change Backup Start Time.

    • Manually backing up logs

      On the Log Backup tab page, click Back Up. On the displayed page, click Yes to start backup.

      If Task Status in the log backup list is Successful, the backup is successful.


      All logs in the cluster are copied to a specified OBS path. You can view or download log files from the path of the OBS bucket.

  7. Search for logs.

    On the Log Search page, select the desired node, log type, and log level, and click image7. The search results are displayed.

    When you search for logs, the latest 10,000 logs are matched. A maximum of 100 logs are displayed.

Viewing Logs

After backing up logs, you can click Backup Path to go to the OBS console and view the logs.

Backed up logs mainly include deprecation logs, run logs, index slow logs, and search slow logs. Table 2 lists the storage types of the OBS bucket.

Table 2 Log types

Log Name



Deprecation log


Search slow log


Index slow log


Elasticsearch run log


Access log


Audit log