At this point, you should have a functioning and federated SLATE cluster. If you have any questions on this process, please contact our 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 hangfor 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. If you get an error the type:

(starting with Kubernetes v1.18)

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


(pre Kubernetes v1.18)

The connection to the server localhost:8080 was refused - did you specify the right host or port?

Possible Solution

Try setting the KUBECONFIG environment variable to the correct location (usually /etc/kubernetes/admin.conf or ~/.kube/config)