This chapter gives your tips & tricks to help you troubleshoot deployments.

    In Kubernetes all resources can be inspected using using eitherthe get or describe command.

    To get all details of the resource (both specification & status),run the following command:

    For example, to get the entire specification and statusof an ArangoDeployment resource named my-arangodb in the default namespace,run:

    Several types of resources (including all ArangoDB custom resources) supportevents. These events show what happened to the resource over time.

    Another invaluable source of information is the log of containers being runin Kubernetes.These logs are accessible through the Pods that group these containers.

    To fetch the logs of the default container running in a Pod, run:

    To inspect the logs of a specific container in Pod, add -c <container-name>.You can find the names of the containers in the Pod, using kubectl describe pod ….

    Note that the ArangoDB operators are being deployed themselves as a Kubernetes Deploymentwith 2 replicas. This means that you will have to fetch the logs of 2 Pods runningthose replicas.

    There are two common causes for this.

    Solution:Add more nodes.

    1) There are no PersistentVolumes available to be bound to the PersistentVolumeClaims created by the operator.

    When a Node no longer makes regular calls to the Kubernetes API server, it ismarked as not available. Depending on specific settings in your Pods, Kuberneteswill at some point decide to terminate the Pod. As long as the Node is notcompletely removed from the Kubernetes API server, Kubernetes will try to usethe Node itself to terminate the Pod.

    The ArangoDeployment operator recognizes this condition and will try to replace thosePods with Pods on different nodes. The exact behavior differs per type of server.

    When a with PersistentVolumes hosted on that Node is broken andcannot be repaired, the data in those PersistentVolumes is lost.

    If an ArangoDeployment of type ActiveFailover or Cluster was using one ofthose PersistentVolumes, it depends on the type of server that was using the volume.

    • If an Agent was using the volume, it can be repaired as long as 2 otherAgents are still healthy.
    • If a DBServer was using the volume, and the replication factor of all databasecollections is 2 or higher, and the remaining DB-Servers are still healthy,the cluster will duplicate the remaining replicas tobring the number of replicas back to the original number.
    • If a single server of an deployment was using the volume, and theother single server is still healthy, the other single server will become leader.After replacing the failed single server, the new follower will synchronize withthe leader.