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How to pull the logs from the rancher-wins service on a Windows node in a Rancher v2.x provisioned Kubernetes cluster

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A Rancher v2.6+ provisioned RKE2 cluster with Windows nodes


In Windows Kubernetes clusters the rancher-wins service provides a method for Rancher to operate the Windows host. Whilst troubleshooting a Windows cluster issue it may be necessary to pull the logs from this service, as documented in this article.


To pull the logs from the rancher-wins service, execute the following command in a Powershell session on the node:

Get-EventLog -LogName Application -Source 'rancher-wins' | format-table  -Property TimeGenerated, ReplacementStrings -Wrap > wins.log

This will write the logs to the file wins.log in the working directory, which you can then provide in your Rancher Support Ticket, for analysis.


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  • Document ID:000020107
  • Creation Date: 03-Apr-2024
  • Modified Date:04-Apr-2024
    • SUSE Rancher

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