This document describes the process to restart your cluster after a graceful shutdown.

Even though the cluster is expected to be functional after the restart, the cluster might not recover due to unexpected conditions, for example:

  • etcd data corruption during shutdown

  • Node failure due to hardware

  • Network connectivity issues

If your cluster fails to recover, follow the steps to restore to a previous cluster state.

Prerequisites

Restarting the cluster

You can restart your cluster after it has been shut down gracefully.

Prerequisites
  • You have access to the cluster as a user with the cluster-admin role.

  • This procedure assumes that you gracefully shut down the cluster.

Procedure
  1. Power on any cluster dependencies, such as external storage or an LDAP server.

  2. Start all cluster machines.

    Use the appropriate method for your cloud environment to start the machines, for example, from your cloud provider’s web console.

    Wait approximately 10 minutes before continuing to check the status of master nodes.

  3. Verify that all master nodes are ready.

    $ oc get nodes -l node-role.kubernetes.io/master

    The master nodes are ready if the status is Ready, as shown in the following output:

    NAME                           STATUS   ROLES    AGE   VERSION
    ip-10-0-168-251.ec2.internal   Ready    master   75m   v1.19.0
    ip-10-0-170-223.ec2.internal   Ready    master   75m   v1.19.0
    ip-10-0-211-16.ec2.internal    Ready    master   75m   v1.19.0
  4. If the master nodes are not ready, then check whether there are any pending certificate signing requests (CSRs) that must be approved.

    1. Get the list of current CSRs:

      $ oc get csr
    2. Review the details of a CSR to verify that it is valid:

      $ oc describe csr <csr_name> (1)
      1 <csr_name> is the name of a CSR from the list of current CSRs.
    3. Approve each valid CSR:

      $ oc adm certificate approve <csr_name>
  5. After the master nodes are ready, verify that all worker nodes are ready.

    $ oc get nodes -l node-role.kubernetes.io/worker

    The worker nodes are ready if the status is Ready, as shown in the following output:

    NAME                           STATUS   ROLES    AGE   VERSION
    ip-10-0-179-95.ec2.internal    Ready    worker   64m   v1.19.0
    ip-10-0-182-134.ec2.internal   Ready    worker   64m   v1.19.0
    ip-10-0-250-100.ec2.internal   Ready    worker   64m   v1.19.0
  6. If the worker nodes are not ready, then check whether there are any pending certificate signing requests (CSRs) that must be approved.

    1. Get the list of current CSRs:

      $ oc get csr
    2. Review the details of a CSR to verify that it is valid:

      $ oc describe csr <csr_name> (1)
      1 <csr_name> is the name of a CSR from the list of current CSRs.
    3. Approve each valid CSR:

      $ oc adm certificate approve <csr_name>
  7. Verify that the cluster started properly.

    1. Check that there are no degraded cluster Operators.

      $ oc get clusteroperators

      Check that there are no cluster Operators with the DEGRADED condition set to True.

      NAME                                       VERSION   AVAILABLE   PROGRESSING   DEGRADED   SINCE
      authentication                             4.6.0     True        False         False      59m
      cloud-credential                           4.6.0     True        False         False      85m
      cluster-autoscaler                         4.6.0     True        False         False      73m
      config-operator                            4.6.0     True        False         False      73m
      console                                    4.6.0     True        False         False      62m
      csi-snapshot-controller                    4.6.0     True        False         False      66m
      dns                                        4.6.0     True        False         False      76m
      etcd                                       4.6.0     True        False         False      76m
      ...
    2. Check that all nodes are in the Ready state:

      $ oc get nodes

      Check that the status for all nodes is Ready.

      NAME                           STATUS   ROLES    AGE   VERSION
      ip-10-0-168-251.ec2.internal   Ready    master   82m   v1.19.0
      ip-10-0-170-223.ec2.internal   Ready    master   82m   v1.19.0
      ip-10-0-179-95.ec2.internal    Ready    worker   70m   v1.19.0
      ip-10-0-182-134.ec2.internal   Ready    worker   70m   v1.19.0
      ip-10-0-211-16.ec2.internal    Ready    master   82m   v1.19.0
      ip-10-0-250-100.ec2.internal   Ready    worker   69m   v1.19.0

If the cluster did not start properly, you might need to restore your cluster using an etcd backup.

Additional resources