Added new node to my kubernetes cluster, why is it still in provisioning state after an hour?

Hi community, I followed the tutorial here, and tried to add a new (second) node to my existing node pool:

After an hour, it is still “provisioning”. I cannot access the kubernetes dashboard, neither can I deploy anything with kubectl (I get the error “Unable to connect to the server: dial tcp … i/o timeout”

I also get a “Sorry, something went wrong” message in the UI.

Does anybody have an idea? Thanks!

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Purnima Kumari
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December 23, 2020
Accepted Answer

Hey @rpalyafari,

So sorry to hear you’re experiencing this. This can occur if you have any API heavy workloads deployed that put a strain on the master node. If you want you can open a support ticket. I can dig in to see what’s occurring on your cluster’s control plane.

Best Regards, Purnima Kumari Developer Support Engineer II - DigitalOcean