rpk redpanda admin config log-level set

This command is not supported on macOS, Windows.

Set broker logger’s log level.

This command temporarily changes a broker logger’s log level. Each Redpanda broker has many loggers, and each can be individually changed. Any change to a logger persists for a limited amount of time, so as to ensure you do not accidentally enable debug logging permanently.

It is optional to specify a logger; if you do not, this command will prompt from the set of available loggers.

The special logger all enables all loggers. Alternatively, you can specify many loggers at once. To see all possible loggers, run the following command:

redpanda --help-loggers

This command accepts loggers that it does not know of to ensure you can independently update your redpanda installations from rpk. The success or failure of enabling each logger is individually printed.


rpk redpanda admin config log-level set [LOGGERS...] [flags]


Value Type Description

-e, --expiry-seconds


seconds to persist this log level override before redpanda reverts to its previous settings (if 0, persist until shutdown) (default 300).

-h, --help


Help for set.



Either a hostname or an index into rpk.admin_api.addresses config section to select the hosts to issue the request to.

-l, --level


Log level to set (error, warn, info, debug, trace) (default: "debug").



Redpanda or rpk config file; default search paths are /var/lib/redpanda/.config/rpk/rpk.yaml, $PWD/redpanda.yaml, and /etc/redpanda/redpanda.yaml.

-X, --config-opt


Override rpk configuration settings. See rpk -X or execute rpk -X help for inline detail or rpk -X list for terser detail.



Profile to use. See rpk profile for more details.

-v, --verbose


Enable verbose logging.