Kubernetes services failures¶
Before the Armada manifests are applied, the genesis.sh script will bring basic kubernetes services online by starting docker containers for these services.
One of the first services to be brought up is the kubernetes API. If it fails to come up, you may see a repeated error as follows from the genesis.sh script:
.The connection to the server apiserver.kubernetes.promenade:6443 was refused - did you specify the right host or port?
Check that the hostname in your Genesis.yaml matches the hostname of the machine you are trying to install onto. If they do not match, change one to match the other. If you change Genesis.yaml, then re-generate the Promenade payloads.
If the hostnames match, check the container logs under /var/log/pods to see the
reason for the provisioning failure. (
kubectl logs function will not be
available if the API container is not running).
When executing genesis.sh, you may encounter failures from Armada in the provisioning of other containers. For example:
CRITICAL armada [-] Unhandled error: armada.exceptions.tiller_exceptions.ReleaseException: Failed to Install release: barbican
kubectl logs on the failed pod to determine the reason for the failure.
sudo kubectl logs barbican-api-5b8bccdf8f-x7sld --namespace=ucp
Other errors may point to configuration errors. For example:
CRITICAL armada [-] Unhandled error: armada.exceptions.source_exceptions.GitLocationException: master is not a valid git repository.
In this case, the git branch name was inadvertently substituted for the git URL
in one of the chart definitions in
At its conclusion, the genesis script will output the list of containers provisioned and their status, as reported by kubernetes. It is possible that some containers may not be in a Running state. E.g.:
ucp promenade-api-6696769cd-qwpzf 0/1 ImagePullBackOff 0 10h
For general failures,
kubectl logs may be used as in the previous section.
In this case, it was necessary to run
kubectl describe on the pod to get the
details of the image pull failure. E.g.:
kubectl describe pod promenade-api-7dc54d47c-qw27m --namespace=ucp
In this particular incident report, the problem was a missing certificate on the bare metal node which caused the image download to fail. Installing the certificate, restarting the docker service, and then waiting for the container to retry resolved this particular issue.