kubectl get pods timeout

September 22, 2019 998 views

Unable to connect to the server: dial tcp XXX:443: i/o timeout

4 Answers


Are you using the Managed Kubernetes service or do you have your own Kubernetes cluster?

I think that either your master node is down and you can’t connect to the API server, or port 443 is closed on your unmanaged cluster.


Hi there!

If this is a managed cluster please contact support so that we can triage your cluster further.

If this is not managed, I would ensure your master services are online and your master has the appropriate resources allocated to it.


John Kwiatkoski
Senior Developer Support Engineer

I’m having the same problem with the Digital Ocean managed Kubernates.

Ticket ID #03026630

I know that “me too!” posts are usually unhelpful, but this is also happening with me on my managed cluster. Either I get a timeout or a connection refused and it’s driving me mad.

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