Posted On: Sep 5, 2023

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) control plane logs are now classified as Vended Logs in Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Vended Logs are specific Amazon Web Services service logs natively published by the services on behalf of the customer and available at volume discount pricing. 

Amazon EKS control plane log types include Kubernetes API server logs, Kubernetes Audit logs, Amazon IAM authenticator logs, Controller Manager logs, and Kubernetes Scheduler logs that can be published to Amazon CloudWatch logs to detect, and respond to cluster events.

Amazon EKS control plane logs can now take advantage of volume-based tiered pricing for Vended logs in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. Please visit the Amazon CloudWatch pricing page to learn more about Vended Logs pricing. To get started with CloudWatch Logs, visit our getting started documentation.