Promtail is an agent which reads log files and sends streams of log data to the centralised Loki instances along with a set of labels.
Big Bang Touch Points📜
graph TB subgraph "Promtail" promtail end subgraph "Loki" promtail --> loki end
Promtail does not persist data, and instead reads log files and streams the data to a log aggregation system.
Istio is disabled in the promtail chart by default and can be enabled by setting the following values in the bigbang chart:
istio: enabled: true
These values get passed into the promtail chart here.
By default, Promtail runs as a
daemonset with a pod on each node.
Single Sign on (SSO)📜
None. This service doesn’t have a web interface.
Promtail utilizes an AGPLv3 License for it’s code and binaries.