Quick Start

Get started with default settings using Kubernetes.

Overview

This workflow gets you started for POC purposes in a kubernetes cluster. For more detailed installation instructions for your specific environment, see Edge Delta Fleet Installation.

  1. Create a kubernetes cluster
  2. Sign up with Edge Delta
  3. Install the Edge Delta Fleet
  4. Explore the Edge Delta Interface
  5. Edit the Pipeline Configuration

1. Create a Kubernetes Cluster

Getting Started assumes that you have access to a running Kubernetes cluster with the appropriate permissions to deploy the Edge Delta Fleet. If you are new to Kubernetes, please refer to documentation for a few tools to create your first cluster:

This workflow gets you started for POC purposes in a local kubernetes cluster. It uses Docker, kind and Helm. For more detailed installation instructions for your specific environment, see Edge Delta Fleet Installation.

First start the Docker daemon then create a kind cluster.

open -a docker
kind create cluster

2. Sign Up

  1. Visit the Edge Delta application web site.
  2. Click Sign Up.
  1. Enter your account details and click Register. Alternatively, click Sign up with Google.

Your selected password must adhere to the following criteria for validation:

  • Includes at least one lower case letter
  • Incorporates at least one upper case letter
  • Contains at least one digit (0-9)
  • Excludes any segment of your username
  • Is not a frequently used password
  • Is distinct from the last four passwords you have used
  1. A confirmation email is sent to the address you registered.
  1. Click Activate Account in the email you received.

Now you are ready to install a Fleet of agents.

3. Install an Edge Delta Fleet

  1. Select Helm (or Kubernetes if you don’t have Helm installed)
  2. Specify a name for the configuration that will be used by this Fleet. This is usually a friendly name for the environment such as prod_eks.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Copy and run the commands provided. They include the Fleet version and the unique Pipeline ID. Click I Ran Deploy Commands.
  1. Click I’ll Take it from here. Alternatively, click Guide Me to enter the guided tour of the interface.

A new Fleet with the default configuration is now installed in your cluster.

Note: there are no application workloads generating logs in your cluster so your dashboards may be sparsely populated for now.

4. Explore the Edge Delta Interface

  1. Click Kubernetes - Overview. It shows an overview of the Kubernetes components that are being monitored by the Fleet. See here for more information.

You need at least one workload in your cluster for data to populate the Kubernetes Dashboard.

  1. Click Logs. This page displays detected patterns including those with a negative sentiment. See here for more information.

  2. Click Logs - Search. You can search for specific logs on this page. See here for more information.

  3. Click Pipelines. This page lists your fleets and you can edit their pipelines using the GUI. See here for more information.

5. Edit the Pipeline Configuration

The Pipeline Configuration section provides detailed information on how to update the Fleet configuration to cater for your workflow.

See Also

Ingest Logs from a File

Route Logs in a Branched Pipeline

Mask Emails in Logs

Create Metrics from Logs

Exclude 5 Namespaces

Tutorials


Default Edge Delta Configuration

Edge Delta includes a default Pipeline.