Viewing Service Instance Logs

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Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu provides access to the logs generated by each service instance, including logs for the backing apps (Spring Cloud Config server app or Spring Cloud Netflix Eureka app) for each instance. You can view these logs using the Service Instance Logging cf CLI plugin.

Note: Support for the Service Instance Logging cf CLI plugin was added in Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu v3.1.12.

Using the cf CLI Plugin

After installing the Service Instance Logging cf CLI plugin (see the instructions in the Installing section of the plugin’s README), you can use the service-logs command to tail logs or dump recent logs for a service instance.

To tail logs for a service instance, run cf service-logs SERVICE_NAME, where SERVICE_NAME is the name of the service instance:

$ cf service-logs my-config-server

To dump recent logs for the instance, use the --recent flag:

$ cf service-logs --recent my-config-server

If your VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs deployment uses a self-signed certificate, you must use the --skip-ssl-validation flag to disable the default validation of the platform’s SSL certificate:

$ cf service-logs --skip-ssl-validation my-config-server