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Palette Dev Engine (PDE)

Use the following content to help you troubleshoot issues you may encounter when using Palette Dev Engine (PDE).


Resource Requests

All Cluster Groups are configured with a default LimitRange. The LimitRange configuration is in the Cluster Group's Virtual Cluster configuration section. Packs deployed to a virtual cluster should have the resources: section defined in the values.yaml file. Pack authors must specify the requests and limits or omit the section entirely to let the system manage the resources.

If you specify requests but not limits, the default limits imposed by the LimitRange will likely be lower than the requests, causing the following error.


Invalid value: "300m": must be less than or equal to CPU limit spec.containers[0].resources.requests: Invalid value: "512Mi": must be less than or equal to memory limit

The workaround is to define both the requests and limits.


Scenario - Controller Manager Pod Not Upgraded

If the palette-controller-manager pod for a virtual cluster is not upgraded after a Palette platform upgrade, use the following steps to resolve the issue.

Debug Steps

  1. Ensure you can connect to the host cluster using the cluster's kubeconfig file. Refer to the Access Cluster with CLI guide for additional guidance.

  2. Identify the namespace where the virtual cluster is active. Use the virtual cluster's ID to identify the correct namespace. Use the following to extract the namespace. Make sure you get the correct namespace for the virtual cluster and not the main host cluster namespace.

    kubectl get pods --all-namespaces | grep cluster-management-agent

    In this example, the virtual cluster ID is 666c92d18b802543a124513d.

    cluster-666c89f28b802503dc8542d3   cluster-management-agent-f766467f4-8prd6     1/1     Running     1 (29m ago)   30m
    cluster-666c92d18b802543a124513d cluster-management-agent-f766467f4-8v577 1/1 Running 0 4m13s
    tip

    You can find the virtual cluster ID in the URL when you access the virtual cluster in the Palette UI. From the left Main Menu, click on Cluster Groups and select the cluster group hosting your virtual cluster. Click on the virtual cluster name to access the virtual cluster. The URL will contain the virtual cluster ID.

  3. Scale down the cluster-management-agent deployment to 0. Replace <namespace> with the namespace of the virtual cluster.

    kubectl scale deployment cluster-management-agent --replicas=0 --namespace <namespace>
    deployment.apps/cluster-management-agent scaled
  4. Edit the palette-controller-manager deployment and under the resources section for the manager and atop add the ephemeral-storage field and the 1Gi value.

    name: manager
    resources:
    limits:
    ephemeral-storage: 1Gi
    name: atop-manager
    resources:
    limits:
    ephemeral-storage: 1Gi

    You can use the following command to edit the deployment. Press i to enter insert mode, make the necessary changes, and then press Esc followed by :wq to save and exit.

    kubectl edit deployment palette-controller-manager --namespace <namespace>
    deployment.apps/palette-controller-manager edited
  5. Wait for the new palette-manager pod to become healthy and active.

  6. Scale up the cluster-management-agent deployment to 1. Replace <namespace> with the namespace of the virtual cluster.

    kubectl scale deployment cluster-management-agent --replicas=1 --namespace <namespace>
    deployment.apps/cluster-management-agent scaled