Managing Your Deployment

You can use the MinIO Console to perform many of the deployment monitoring and management functions available in MinIO, such as:

  • Monitor the deployment activity and health by viewing a dashboard of metrics, server or audit logs, trace history, S3 events, or drive health.

  • Configure alerts by adding or managing a notification target.

  • Set up site replication to synchronize datacenters for timely access across geographically dispersed workforces or for disaster preparedness.

  • Configure deployment settings.


The Monitoring section provides an interface for monitoring the MinIO deployment.

The section contains the following subsections: Some subsections may not be visible if the authenticated user does not have the required administrative permissions.


The Console Dashboard section displays metrics for the MinIO deployment. The default view provides a high-level overview of the deployment status, including the uptime and availability of individual servers and drives.

The Console also supports displaying time-series and historical data by querying a Prometheus service configured to scrape data from the MinIO deployment. Specifically, the MinIO Console uses Prometheus query API to retrieve stored metrics data and display historical metrics:

See MinIO Console Metrics Dashboard for more information on the historical metric visualization.


The Console Logs section displays server logs generated by the MinIO Deployment.

  • Use the Nodes dropdown to filter logs to a subset of server nodes in the MinIO deployment.

  • Use the Log Types dropdown to filter logs to a subset of log types.

  • Use the Filter to apply text filters to the log results

Select the Start Logs button to begin collecting logs using the selected filters and settings.


The Audit Log section provides an interface for viewing audit logs collected by a configured PostgreSQL service.

The Audit Logging feature is configured and enabled automatically for MinIO deployments created using the MinIO Operator Console.


The Trace section provides HTTP trace functionality for a bucket or buckets on the deployment. This section provides similar functionality to mc admin trace.

You can modify the trace to show only specific trace calls. The default is to show only S3 related HTTP traces.

Select Filters to open additional filters to apply to trace output, such as restricting the Path on which the trace applies to a specific bucket or bucket prefix.


The Watch section displays S3 events as they occur on the selected bucket. This section provides similar functionality to mc watch.


The Drives section displays the healing status for a bucket. MinIO automatically heals objects and drives when it detects problems, such as drive-level corruption or a replacement drive.


MinIO does not recommend performing manual healing unless explicitly directed by support.


The Notifications section provides an interface to view, add, or remove Bucket Notification targets.

You can use this screen configure MinIO to push notification events to the one or more target destinations, including Redis, MySQL, Kafka, PostgreSQL, AMQP, MQTT, Elastic Search, NATS, NSQ, or a Webhook.

Select the Add Notification Target + button to add a new target to the deployment.

You can select an existing notification target from the list to view its details or delete the target.

Site Replication

The Site Replication section provides an interface for adding and managing the site replication configuration for the deployment.

Configuring site replication requires that only a single site have existing buckets or objects (if any).


The Settings section provides an interface for viewing and retrieving configuration settings for all MinIO Servers in the deployment.

This section contains the following subsections.

  • Region

  • Compression

  • API

  • Heal

  • Scanner

  • Etcd

  • Logger Webhook

  • Audit Webhook

Some subsections may not be visible if the authenticated user does not have the required administrative permissions.

The interface functionality mimics that of using mc admin config get or mc admin config set. Refer to those commands for details on how to define the many options.

Some configuration settings may require restarting the MinIO deployment to apply changes.