Understanding the cl-support Output File
cl-support script generates a compressed archive file of useful information for troubleshooting. The system either creates the archive file automatically or you can create the archive file manually.
Automatic cl-support File
The system creates the
cl-support archive file automatically for the following reasons:
- When there is a core file dump of any application (not specific to Cumulus Linux, but something all Linux distributions support), located in
- After the first failure of one of several monitored services since the switch was rebooted or power cycled.
Manual cl-support File
To create the
cl-support archive file manually, run the
cumulus@switch:~$ sudo cl-support
If the Cumulus Networks support team requests that you submit the output from
cl-support to help with the investigation of issues you might experience with Cumulus Linux and you need to include security-sensitive information, such as the
sudoers file, use the
cumulus@switch:~$ sudo cl-support -s
On ARM switches, the cl-support FRR module might time out even when FRR is not running. To disable the timeout, run the
cl-support command with the
-M option; for example:
cumulus@switch:~$ sudo cl-support -M
For information on the directories included in the
cl-support archive, see:
- Troubleshooting the etc Directory. The
/etcdirectory contains the largest number of files to send to Cumulus Networks; however, log files might be significantly larger in file size.
- Troubleshooting Log Files. This guide highlights the most important log files to inspect. Keep in mind,
cl-supportincludes all of the log files.