DC/OS cluster nodes generate logs that contain diagnostic and status information for DC/OS core components and DC/OS services.

Service, Task, and Node Logs

The logging component provides an HTTP API (/system/v1/logs/), which exposes the system logs.

You can access information about DC/OS scheduler services, like Marathon or Kafka, with the following CLI command:

dcos service log --follow <scheduler-service-name>

You can access DC/OS task logs by running this CLI command:

dcos task log --follow <service-name>

You access the logs for the master node with the following CLI command:

dcos node log --leader

To access the logs for an agent node, run dcos node to get the Mesos IDs of your nodes, then run the following CLI command:

dcos node log --mesos-id=<node-id>

You can download all the log files for your service from the Services > Services tab in the DC/OS GUI. You can also monitor stdout/stderr.

For more information, see the Service and Task Logs quick start guide.

System Logs

DC/OS components use systemd-journald to store their logs. To access the DC/OS core component logs, SSH into a node and run this command to see all logs:

journalctl -u "dcos-*" -b

You can view the logs for specific components by entering the component name. For example, to access Admin Router logs, run this command:

journalctl -u dcos-nginx -b

You can find which components are unhealthy in the DC/OS GUI from the Nodes tab.

system health


Unfortunately, streaming logs from machines in your cluster isn’t always viable. Sometimes, you need the logs stored somewhere else as a history of what’s happened. This is where log aggregation really is required. Check out how to get it setup with some of the most common solutions:

Quick Start

Use this guide to get started with DC/OS logging.

    Logging API

    The Logging API exposes node, component, and container (task) logs.

      Log Aggregation

      You can aggregate your system logs by using ELK and Splunk.

      Logging API Examples

      This topic provides common usage examples for the Logging API.