K8S Quickstart guide

This page describes the LOGIQ deployment on Kubernetes cluster using HELM 3 charts.

1 - Prerequisites

LOGIQ K8S components are made available as helm charts. Instructions below assume you are using HELM 3. Please read and agree to the EULA before proceeding.

1.1 Add LOGIQ helm repository

$ helm repo add logiq-repo https://logiqai.github.io/helm-charts

The HELM repository will be named logiq-repo. For installing charts from this repository please make sure to use the repository name as the prefix e.g.

helm install <deployment_name> logiq-repo/<chart_name>

You can now run helm search repo logiq-repo to see the available helm charts

$ helm search repo logiq-repo
logiq-repo/logiq 1.0.3 1.2.1 A Helm chart for Kubernetes

1.2 Create namespace where LOGIQ will be deployed

$ kubectl create namespace logiq

This will create a namespace logiq where we will deploy the LOGIQ Log Insights stack.

If you choose a different name for the namespace, please remember to use the same namespace for the remainder of the steps

2. Install LOGIQ

$ helm install logiq --namespace logiq \
--set global.persistence.storageClass=<storage class name> logiq-repo/logiq

This will install LOGIQ and expose the LOGIQ services and UI on the ingress IP. Please refer Section 3.5 for details about storage class. Service ports are described in the Port details section. You should now be able to go to http://ingress-ip/

The default login and password to use is flash-admin@foo.com and flash-password. You can change these in the UI once logged in.

Logiq Insights Login UI

LOGIQ server provides Ingest, log tailing, data indexing, query and search capabilities. Besides the web based UI, LOGIQ also offers logiqctl, LOGIQ CLI for accessing the above features.

The deployment described above offers 30 days trial license. Email to contactus@logiq.ai to obtain the longer term license. After obtaining the license, follow steps below to apply it to the deployment.

$ kubectl --namespace logiq create secret generic license --from-file=license.jws
$ helm upgrade logiq --namespace logiq \
--set logiq-flash.license_secret_name=license logiq-repo/logiq

3 Customizing the deployment

3.1 Enabling https for the UI

$ helm install logiq --namespace logiq \
--set global.domain=logiq.my-domain.com \
--set ingress.tlsEnabled=true \
--set kubernetes-ingress.controller.defaultTLSSecret.enabled=true \
--set global.persistence.storageClass=<storage class name> logiq-repo/logiq

You should now be able to login to LOGIQ UI at your domain using https://logiq.my-domain.com that you set in the ingress after you have updated your DNS server to point to the Ingress controller service IP

The default login and password to use is flash-admin@foo.com and flash-password. You can change these in the UI once logged in.

The logiq.my-domain.com also fronts all the LOGIQ service ports as described in the port details section.

3.1.1 Passing an ingress secret

If you want to pass your own ingress secret, you can do so when installing the HELM chart

$ helm install logiq --namespace logiq \
--set global.domain=logiq.my-domain.com \
--set ingress.tlsEnabled=true \
--set kubernetes-ingress.controller.defaultTLSSecret.enabled=true \
--set kubernetes-ingress.controller.defaultTLSSecret.secret=<secret_name> \
--set global.persistence.storageClass=<storage class name> logiq-repo/logiq

3.2 Using an AWS S3 bucket

Depending on your requirements, you may want to host your storage in your own K8S cluster or create a bucket in a cloud provider like AWS.

Please note that cloud providers may charge data transfer costs between regions. It is important that the LOGIQ cluster be deployed in the same region where the S3 bucket is hosted

3.1.1 Create an access/secret key pair for creating and managing your bucket

Go to AWS IAM console and create an access key and secret key that can be used to create your bucket and manage access to the bucket for writing and reading your log files

3.1.2 Deploy the LOGIQ helm in gateway mode

Make sure to pass your AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY from step 3.1.1 above and give a bucket name. The S3 gateway acts as a caching gateway and helps reduce API cost.

You do not need to create the bucket, we will automatically provision it for you. Just provide the bucket name and access credentials in the the step below.

If the bucket already exists, LOGIQ will use it. Check to make sure the access and secret key work with it.

$ helm install logiq --namespace logiq --set global.domain=logiq.my-domain.com \
--set global.environment.s3_bucket=<bucket_name>
--set s3-gateway.s3gateway.serviceEndpoint=https://s3.<region>.amazonaws.com \
--set s3-gateway.s3gateway.enabled=true \
--set s3-gateway.defaultBucket.enabled=true \
--set s3-gateway.defaultBucket.name=<bucket_name> \
--set s3-gateway.environment.AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=<access_key> \
--set s3-gateway.environment.AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=<secret_key> \
--set global.persistence.storageClass=<storage class name> logiq-repo/logiq

S3 providers may have restrictions on bucket name for e.g. AWS S3 bucket names are globally unique.

3.3 Install LOGIQ server certificates and Client CA [OPTIONAL]

LOGIQ supports TLS for all ingest. We also enable non-TLS ports by default. It is however recommended that non-TLS ports not be used unless running in a secure VPC or cluster. The certificates can be provided to the cluster using K8S secrets. Replace the template sections below with your Base64 encoded secret files.

If you skip this step, LOGIQ server automatically generates a ca and a pair of client and server certificates for you to use. you can get them from the ingest server pods under the folder /flash/certs

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
name: logiq-certs
type: Opaque
ca.crt: {{ .Files.Get "certs/ca.crt.b64" }}
syslog.crt: {{ .Files.Get "certs/syslog.crt.b64" }}
syslog.key: {{ .Files.Get "certs/syslog.key.b64" }}

Save the secret file e.g. logiq-certs.yaml. Proceed to install the secret in the same namespace where you want to deploy LOGIQ

The secret can now be passed into the LOGIQ deployment

$ helm install logiq --namespace logiq --set global.domain=logiq.my-domain.com \
--set logiq-flash.secrets_name=logiq-certs \
--set global.persistence.storageClass=<storage class name> logiq-repo/logiq

3.4 E-Mail configuration setup

LOGIQ insights can be configured to send email notifications for alerting workflows. It uses SMTP mail and requires following information for configuration:

  • Mail Server

  • Mail Port

  • Username

  • Password

  • Default Sender

Use the following HELM chart options to configure the mail server settings.

$ helm upgrade --namespace logiq \
--set global.environment.mail_server=<smtp server ip> \
--set global.environment.mail_port=<port> \
--set global.environment.mail_username=<username> \
--set global.environment.mail_password=<password> \
--set global.environment.mail_default_sender=<sender email id> \
logiq logiq-repo/logiq

3.5 Changing the storage class

If you are planning on using a specific storage class for your volumes, you can customize it for the LOGIQ deployment. By default LOGIQ uses the standard storage class

Cloud Provider

K8S StorageClassName

Default Provisioner










Digital Ocean


Block Storage Volume



Block Volume

$ helm upgrade --namespace logiq \
--set global.persistence.storageClass=<storage class name> \
logiq logiq-repo/logiq

3.6 Using external AWS RDS Postgres database instance

To use external AWS RDS Postgres database for your LOGIQ deployment, execute the following command.

$ helm install --namespace logiq \
--set postgres.enabled=false \
--set global.environment.postgres_host=<postgres-host-ip/dns> \
--set global.environment.postgres_user=<username> \
--set global.environment.postgres_password=<password> \
logiq logiq-repo/logiq

4 Tear down

If and when you want to decommission the installation use following commands

$ helm delete logiq --namespace logiq
$ helm repo remove logiq-repo
$ kubectl delete namespace logiq

If you followed installation steps in section 3.1 - Using an AWS S3 bucket, you may want to delete the s3 bucket that was specified at deployment time.