Kube Deployment Generation Mismatch

KubeDeploymentGenerationMismatch #

Meaning #

Deployment generation mismatch due to possible roll-back.

Impact #

Service degradation or unavailability.

Diagnosis #

See Kubernetes Docs - Failed Deployment

  • Check out rollout history kubectl -n $NAMESPACE rollout history deployment $NAME
  • Check rollout status if it is not paused
  • Check deployment status via kubectl -n $NAMESPACE describe deployment $NAME.
  • Check how many replicas are there declared.
  • Investigate if new pods are not crashing.
  • Check the status of the pods which belong to the replica sets under the deployment.
  • Check pod template parameters such as:
    • pod priority - maybe it was evicted by other more important pods
    • resources - maybe it tries to use unavailable resource, such as GPU but there is limited number of nodes with GPU
    • affinity rules - maybe due to affinities and not enough nodes it is not possible to schedule pods
    • pod termination grace period - if too long then pods may be for too long in terminating state
  • Check if Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA) is not triggered due to untested values (requests values).
  • Check if cluster-autoscaler is able to create new nodes - see its logs or cluster-autoscaler status configmap.

Mitigation #

Depending on the conditions usually adding new nodes solves the issue.

Otherwise probably deployment or HPA definition needs to be fixed. If you can not add nodes then you can change rolling update strategy to Recreate. Sometimes manually deleting pod helps :)

In rare cases roll back to previous version - see Kubernetes Docs - Rolling Back

In extremely rare situations scale oldest ReplicaSets to 0 and delete them.

See Debugging Pods