calicoctl diags

User reference for ‘calicoctl diags’ commands

This section describes the calicoctl diags commands.

Read the calicoctl Overview for a full list of calicoctl commands.

Displaying the help text for ‘calicoctl diags’ commands

Run calicoctl diags --help to display the following help menu for the calicoctl diags commands.

  calicoctl diags [--log-dir=<LOG_DIR>]

  Save diagnostic information

  --log-dir=<LOG_DIR>  The directory for logs [default: /var/log/calico]

calicoctl diags commands

calicoctl diags

This command is used to gather diagnostic information from a Calico node. This is usually used when trying to diagnose an issue that may be related to your Calico network.

The output of the command explains how to automatically upload the diagnostics to for easy sharing of the data. Note that the uploaded files will be deleted after 14 days.

This command must be run on the specific Calico node that you are gathering diagnostics for.

Command syntax:

calicoctl diags [--log-dir=<LOG_DIR>]

  --log-dir=<LOG_DIR>  The directory for logs [default: /var/log/calico]

The --log-dir flag allows you to specify which directory the Calico logs are stored in if the default log directory /var/log/calico is not being used. The log directory will not be the default if a specific directory was passed into the calicoctl node command.


$ calicoctl diags
Collecting diags
Using temp dir: /tmp/tmp991ZWu
Dumping netstat output
Dumping routes
Dumping iptables
  - Missing command: ipset
Copying Calico logs
Dumping datastore

Diags saved to /tmp/tmp991ZWu/diags-151015_155032.tar.gz

If required, you can upload the diagnostics bundle to a file sharing service
such as using curl or similar.  For example:

  curl --upload-file /tmp/tmp991ZWu/diags-151015_155032.tar.gz