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flux trace

flux trace

Trace in-cluster objects throughout the GitOps delivery pipeline


The trace command shows how one or more objects are managed by Flux, from which source and revision they come, and what the latest reconciliation status is.

You can also trace multiple objects with different resource kinds using / multiple times.

⚠️ Please note that this command is in preview and under development. While we try our best to not introduce breaking changes, they may occur when we adapt to new features and/or find better ways to facilitate what it does.

flux trace <resource> <name> [<name> ...] [flags]


  # Trace a Kubernetes Deployment
  flux trace -n apps deployment my-app

  # Trace a Kubernetes Pod and a config map
  flux trace -n redis pod/redis-master-0 cm/redis

  # Trace a Kubernetes global object
  flux trace namespace redis

  # Trace a Kubernetes custom resource
  flux trace -n redis helmrelease redis
  # API Version and Kind can also be specified explicitly
  # Note that either both, kind and api-version, or neither have to be specified.
  flux trace redis --kind=helmrelease -n redis


      --api-version string   the Kubernetes object API version, e.g. 'apps/v1'
  -h, --help                 help for trace
      --kind string          the Kubernetes object kind, e.g. Deployment'

Options inherited from parent commands

      --as string                      Username to impersonate for the operation. User could be a regular user or a service account in a namespace.
      --as-group stringArray           Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.
      --as-uid string                  UID to impersonate for the operation.
      --cache-dir string               Default cache directory (default "/opt/buildhome/.kube/cache")
      --certificate-authority string   Path to a cert file for the certificate authority
      --client-certificate string      Path to a client certificate file for TLS
      --client-key string              Path to a client key file for TLS
      --cluster string                 The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use
      --context string                 The name of the kubeconfig context to use
      --disable-compression            If true, opt-out of response compression for all requests to the server
      --insecure-skip-tls-verify       If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure
      --kube-api-burst int             The maximum burst queries-per-second of requests sent to the Kubernetes API. (default 300)
      --kube-api-qps float32           The maximum queries-per-second of requests sent to the Kubernetes API. (default 50)
      --kubeconfig string              Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.
  -n, --namespace string               If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request (default "flux-system")
      --server string                  The address and port of the Kubernetes API server
      --timeout duration               timeout for this operation (default 5m0s)
      --tls-server-name string         Server name to use for server certificate validation. If it is not provided, the hostname used to contact the server is used
      --token string                   Bearer token for authentication to the API server
      --user string                    The name of the kubeconfig user to use
      --verbose                        print generated objects


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