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Use the information in this section to understand and recover from issues you might encounter.

Checking the control plane machine set custom resource state

You can verify the existence and state of the ControlPlaneMachineSet custom resource (CR).

Procedure
  • Determine the state of the CR by running the following command:

    $ oc get controlplanemachineset.machine.openshift.io cluster --namespace openshift-machine-api
    • A result of Active indicates that the ControlPlaneMachineSet CR exists and is activated. No administrator action is required.

    • A result of Inactive indicates that a ControlPlaneMachineSet CR exists but is not activated.

    • A result of NotFound indicates that there is no existing ControlPlaneMachineSet CR.

Next steps

To use the control plane machine set, you must ensure that a ControlPlaneMachineSet CR with the correct settings for your cluster exists.

  • If your cluster has an existing CR, you must verify that the configuration in the CR is correct for your cluster.

  • If your cluster does not have an existing CR, you must create one with the correct configuration for your cluster.

Adding a missing Azure internal load balancer

The internalLoadBalancer parameter is required in both the ControlPlaneMachineSet and control plane Machine custom resources (CRs) for Azure. If this parameter is not preconfigured on your cluster, you must add it to both CRs.

For more information about where this parameter is located in the Azure provider specification, see the sample Azure provider specification. The placement in the control plane Machine CR is similar.

Procedure
  1. List the control plane machines in your cluster by running the following command:

    $ oc get machines -l machine.openshift.io/cluster-api-machine-role==master -n openshift-machine-api
  2. For each control plane machine, edit the CR by running the following command:

    $ oc edit machine <control_plane_machine_name>
  3. Add the internalLoadBalancer parameter with the correct details for your cluster and save your changes.

  4. Edit your control plane machine set CR by running the following command:

    $ oc --namespace openshift-machine-api edit controlplanemachineset.machine.openshift.io cluster
  5. Add the internalLoadBalancer parameter with the correct details for your cluster and save your changes.

Next steps
  • For clusters that use the default RollingUpdate update strategy, the Operator automatically propagates the changes to your control plane configuration.

  • For clusters that are configured to use the OnDelete update strategy, you must replace your control plane machines manually.

Recovering a degraded etcd Operator

Certain situations can cause the etcd Operator to become degraded.

For example, while performing remediation, the machine health check might delete a control plane machine that is hosting etcd. If the etcd member is not reachable at that time, the etcd Operator becomes degraded.

When the etcd Operator is degraded, manual intervention is required to force the Operator to remove the failed member and restore the cluster state.

Procedure
  1. List the control plane machines in your cluster by running the following command:

    $ oc get machines -l machine.openshift.io/cluster-api-machine-role==master -n openshift-machine-api -o wide

    Any of the following conditions might indicate a failed control plane machine:

    • The STATE value is stopped.

    • The PHASE value is Failed.

    • The PHASE value is Deleting for more than ten minutes.

    Before continuing, ensure that your cluster has two healthy control plane machines. Performing the actions in this procedure on more than one control plane machine risks losing etcd quorum and can cause data loss.

    If you have lost the majority of your control plane hosts, leading to etcd quorum loss, then you must follow the disaster recovery procedure "Restoring to a previous cluster state" instead of this procedure.

  2. Edit the machine CR for the failed control plane machine by running the following command:

    $ oc edit machine <control_plane_machine_name>
  3. Remove the contents of the lifecycleHooks parameter from the failed control plane machine and save your changes.

    The etcd Operator removes the failed machine from the cluster and can then safely add new etcd members.