The New Relic Kubernetes events integration watches for events happening in your Kubernetes clusters and sends those events to New Relic. To visualize your event data, use the Kubernetes cluster explorer, or use the infrastructure events UI.
Once you have successfully installed the Kubernetes event integration, you can view and query your events in New Relic.
To add events to your dashboard:
When creating or updating your chart, select the chart type table and use the following event query, replacing YOUR_CLUSTER_NAME with the name of your cluster:
FROM InfrastructureEvent SELECT event.involvedObject.kind,event.involvedObject.name,event.reason,event.message WHERE clusterName = 'YOUR_CLUSTER_NAME' limit 100
Here are a few examples to query your data:
To see all the attributes names, use the following query:
FROM InfrastructureEvent SELECT keyset() WHERE category = 'kubernetes'
To see details about the latest events in a cluster, use the following query, replacing YOUR_CLUSTER_NAME with the name of your cluster:
FROM InfrastructureEvent SELECT event.involvedObject.kind, event.involvedObject.name, event.type, event.message, event.reason WHERE category = 'kubernetes' AND clusterName='YOUR_CLUSTER_NAME'
The events collected by New Relic will have the exact same attributes as given by Kubernetes. For a reference of these attributes, see the Kubernetes event v1 core documentation.
To search events in the New Relic Infrastructure UI:
- Navigate to the Infrastructure event page: Go to one.newrelic.com > Infrastructure > Events.
- In Category, select kubernetes.
- Use the Search events field to look for specific events. To focus on a specific set of events, select or change the filter set.
To view events in the Kubernetes cluster explorer, use either of these methods:
- In New Relic: Go to one.newrelic.com > Kubernetes cluster explorer.
Then, to view the pod details:
- In the Kubernetes cluster explorer, select a pod.
- Select Show pod events.
To collect metric data for the event collector itself, install the New Relic Prometheus OpenMetrics integration. To get started:
- Install the New Relic Prometheus OpenMetrics integration.
- Label the deployment of your Kubernetes events integration with your configured scrape label (default is
To add custom attributes to the events sent by the integration these need to be specified in your
values.yaml under the
For example, to add the attribute
environment with value
staging to all the events, add the following to your
You can add other custom attributes globally to all other kubernetes integrations by setting it globally:
Here are some troubleshooting tips when using the Kubernetes events integration.