KubeProxy Down

KubeProxyDown #

Meaning #

The KubeProxyDown alert is triggered when all Kubernetes Proxy instances have not been reachable by the monitoring system for more than 15 minutes.

Impact #

kube-proxy is a network proxy that runs on each node in your cluster, implementing part of the Kubernetes Service concept.

kube-proxy maintains network rules on nodes. These network rules allow network communication to your Pods from network sessions inside or outside of your cluster.

kube-proxy uses the operating system packet filtering layer if there is one and it’s available. Otherwise, kube-proxy forwards the traffic itself.

Diagnosis #

Check the status of the kube-proxy daemon sets in the kube-system namespace.

kubectl get pods -l k8s-app=kube-proxy -n kube-system

Check the specific daemon-set for logs with the following command:

kubectl logs -n kube-system kube-proxy-b9g23

Mitigation #


If you are running AWS EKS cluster and you find that the kube-proxy pods are all running normally, make sure to update the kube-proxy-config cm as shown below.

kubectl edit cm -n kube-system kube-proxy-config

This setting configures the IP address with port for the metrics server to serve on (set to ‘’ for all IPv4 interfaces and ‘[::]:10249’ for all IPv6 interfaces). More information on the documentation page

Then just go delete kube-proxy pods and new ones will be created automatically.

kubectl delete pod -l k8s-app=kube-proxy -n kube-system