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Enable Kubectl logs/exec to debug pods on the edge

Prepare certs

  1. Make sure you can find the kubernetes ca.crt and ca.key files. If you set up your kubernetes cluster by kubeadm , those files will be in /etc/kubernetes/pki/ dir.

    ls /etc/kubernetes/pki/
  2. Set CLOUDCOREIPS env. The environment variable is set to specify the IP address of cloudcore, or a VIP if you have a highly available cluster.

    export CLOUDCOREIPS=""

    (Warning: the same terminal is essential to continue the work, or it is necessary to type this command again.) Checking the environment variable with the following command:

  3. Generate the certificates for CloudStream on cloud node, however, the generation file is not in the /etc/kubeedge/, we need to copy it from the repository which was git cloned from GitHub. Change user to root:

    sudo su

    Copy certificates generation file from original cloned repository:

    cp $GOPATH/src/ /etc/kubeedge/

    Change directory to the kubeedge directory:

    cd /etc/kubeedge/

    Generate certificates from

    /etc/kubeedge/ stream

Set Iptables Rule

  1. Set iptables on the host. This command should be executed on every node which deployed apiserver.(In this case, it is the master node, and execute this command by root.)

    Run the following command on the host on which each apiserver runs:

    Note: You need to set the cloudcoreips variable first

    iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 10350 -j DNAT --to $CLOUDCOREIPS:10003

    Port 10003 and 10350 are the default ports for the CloudStream and edgecore, use your own ports if you have changed them.

    If you are not sure whether you have a setting of iptables, and you want to clean all of them. (If you set up iptables wrongly, it will block you out of this feature)

    The following command can be used to clean up iptables:

    iptables -F && iptables -t nat -F && iptables -t mangle -F && iptables -X

Update Configurations

  1. Modify both /etc/kubeedge/config/cloudcore.yaml and /etc/kubeedge/config/edgecore.yaml on cloudcore and edgecore. Set up cloudStream and edgeStream to enable: true. Change the server IP to the cloudcore IP (the same as $CLOUDCOREIPS).

    Modify /etc/kubeedge/config/cloudcore.yaml:

    enable: true
    streamPort: 10003
    tlsStreamCAFile: /etc/kubeedge/ca/streamCA.crt
    tlsStreamCertFile: /etc/kubeedge/certs/stream.crt
    tlsStreamPrivateKeyFile: /etc/kubeedge/certs/stream.key
    tlsTunnelCAFile: /etc/kubeedge/ca/rootCA.crt
    tlsTunnelCertFile: /etc/kubeedge/certs/server.crt
    tlsTunnelPrivateKeyFile: /etc/kubeedge/certs/server.key
    tunnelPort: 10004

    Modify /etc/kubeedge/config/edgecore.yaml:

    enable: true
    handshakeTimeout: 30
    readDeadline: 15
    tlsTunnelCAFile: /etc/kubeedge/ca/rootCA.crt
    tlsTunnelCertFile: /etc/kubeedge/certs/server.crt
    tlsTunnelPrivateKeyFile: /etc/kubeedge/certs/server.key
    writeDeadline: 15


  1. Restart all the cloudcore and edgecore.

    At the cloud side:

    sudo systemctl restart cloudcore.service

    At the edge side:

    sudo systemctl restart edgecore.service