At this point, you should have a functioning and federated SLATE cluster. If you have any questions on this process, please contact the SLATE team for assistance. Below we have provided some solutions to problems that folks have occasionally come across.

“slate cluster create” command hangs and times out

Problem Description

Sometimes the slate cluster create command will hang for a period of time and then fail. This is usually because the underlying kubectl command used by the SLATE client is misconfigured. You may want to check to see if kubectl commands can complete normally.

Example Error

error: no configuration has been provided, try setting KUBERNETES_MASTER environment variable

Possible Solution

Try setting the KUBECONFIG environment variable to the correct location (usually one of the following):

  • /etc/kubernetes/admin.conf
  • ~/.kube/config