Log forwarding from containers in kubernetes with fluentd works like a charm. But most applications require more than just forwarding, various applications require different parsing patterns, outputs, formats etc. Managing these in a large multi tenant cluster can be challenging and usually require an additional shared forwarding/parsing infrastructure. Otherwise manual configuration changes by a cluster operator are needed. Both ways can be problematic when many different teams share the same cluster.
In this Lighting Talk at Cloud Native Con Europe in Berlin attendees will learn how to leverage the tools to automatically load specifications/grok patterns from kubernetes at runtime. This leads developers to define those on their own in their pod definition without the existence of a cluster operator or an extra infrastructure. Because of this new possibility the developer gains more flexibility in his application without the necessity to coordinate with cluster operators or other teams.