Pods stuck in Pending state forever

Posted November 13, 2018 5.2k views

Since today all the pods (except the ones from kube-system namespace) are stuck in Pending state indefinitely. kubectl describe shows no error. I tried deleting and creating new cluster but no luck. Same config was working yesterday.

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Hey there,

When issues like this arise, please open a ticket with our Support team, specify the cluster, and describe the issue you’re seeing. The dumped log from kubectl cluster-info dump > kubernetes-dump.log may be useful as well.

With that information, we can work with our engineers to investigate the cluster in question and make some progress on this issue.

Customer Success Engineer

I’ve had the same thing going on for a while now. Even some of the pods in kube-system sometimes get stuck in a pending state. I’ve had a ticket open with DO support for a while now. I think that the Kubernetes engineering team restarts something in my cluster that I don’t have direct access to (kube-scheduler maybe?) and that works for a little while but eventually it fails again. Right now pods are getting assigned OK but we’ll see what happens.

also faced a similar problem, but never found a solution

I’m going through the same

Region: NYC1

Same here - after adding more nodes to my cluster all new pods got stuck in pending state forever.