The Rancher v2.x Linux log collector script

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Rancher v2.x Linux log collector

Logs can be collected from a Linux node using the Rancher v2.x log collector script.

Note: This script is intended to collect logs from Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) CLI provisioned clusters, K3s clusters, RKE2 clusters, Rancher provisioned Custom, and Node Driver clusters.

This script may not collect all necessary information when run on nodes in Hosted Kubernetes Provider clusters.

The script needs to be downloaded and run directly on the node, using the root user or sudo.

Output will be written to /tmp as a tar.gz archive named <hostname>-<date>.tar.gz, the default output directory can be changed with the -d flag.

Download and run the script

  • Download the script as:

    Using wget:


    Using curl:

    curl -OLs
  • Run the script:

    sudo bash

Optional: Download and run the script in one command

curl -Ls | sudo bash

Note: This command requires curl to be installed, and internet access from the node.


The available flags that can be passed to the script can be found in the Rancher v2.x log collector script README.


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  • Document ID:000020191
  • Creation Date: 06-Dec-2022
  • Modified Date:07-Dec-2022
    • SUSE Rancher

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