Overview

You can manage nodes in your instance using the CLI.

When you perform node management operations, the CLI interacts with node objects that are representations of actual node hosts. The master uses the information from node objects to validate nodes with health checks.

Listing Nodes

To list all nodes that are known to the master:

$ oc get nodes
NAME                 LABELS                                        STATUS
node1.example.com    kubernetes.io/hostname=node1.example.com      Ready
node2.example.com    kubernetes.io/hostname=node2.example.com      Ready

To only list information about a single node, replace <node> with the full node name:

$ oc get node <node>

The STATUS column in the output of these commands can show nodes with the following conditions:

Table 1. Node Conditions
Condition Description

Ready

The node is passing the health checks performed from the master by returning StatusOK.

NotReady

The node is not passing the health checks performed from the master.

SchedulingDisabled

Pods cannot be scheduled for placement on the node.

The STATUS column can also show Unknown for a node if the CLI cannot find any node condition.

To get more detailed information about a specific node, including the reason for the current condition:

$ oc describe node <node>

For example:

$ oc describe node node1.example.com
Name:			node1.example.com
Labels:			kubernetes.io/hostname=node1.example.com
CreationTimestamp:	Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:22:34 +0000
Conditions:
  Type		Status	LastHeartbeatTime			LastTransitionTime			Reason					Message
  Ready 	True 	Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:56:16 +0000 	Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:22:34 +0000 	kubelet is posting ready status
Addresses:	127.0.0.1
Capacity:
 memory:	1017552Ki
 pods:		100
 cpu:		2
Version:
 Kernel Version:		3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64
 OS Image:			Fedora 21 (Twenty One)
 Container Runtime Version:	docker://1.6.0
 Kubelet Version:		v0.17.1-804-g496be63
 Kube-Proxy Version:		v0.17.1-804-g496be63
ExternalID:			node1.example.com
Pods:				(2 in total)
  docker-registry-1-9yyw5
  router-1-maytv
No events.

Adding Nodes

To add nodes to your existing OpenShift cluster, you can run an Ansible playbook that handles installing the node components, generating the required certificates, and other important steps. See the advanced installation method for instructions on running the playbook directly.

Alternatively, if you used the quick installation method, you can re-run the installer to add nodes, which performs the same steps.

Deleting Nodes

When you delete a node with the CLI, although the node object is deleted in Kubernetes, the pods that exist on the node itself are not deleted. However, the pods cannot be accessed by OpenShift. The behavior around deleting nodes and pods with the CLI is under active development.

To delete a node:

$ oc delete node <node>

Updating Labels on Nodes

To add or update labels on a node:

$ oc label node <node> <key_1>=<value_1> ... <key_n>=<value_n>

To see more detailed usage:

$ oc label -h

Listing Pods on Nodes

To list all or selected pods on one or more nodes:

$ oadm manage-node <node1> <node2> \
    --list-pods [--pod-selector=<pod_selector>] [-o json|yaml]

To list all or selected pods on selected nodes:

$ oadm manage-node --selector=<node_selector> \
    --list-pods [--pod-selector=<pod_selector>] [-o json|yaml]

Marking Nodes as Unschedulable or Schedulable

By default, healthy nodes with a Ready status are marked as schedulable, meaning that new pods are allowed for placement on the node. Manually marking a node as unschedulable blocks any new pods from being scheduled on the node. Existing pods on the node are not affected.

To mark a node or nodes as unschedulable:

$ oadm manage-node <node1> <node2> --schedulable=false

For example:

$ oadm manage-node node1.example.com --schedulable=false
NAME                 LABELS                                        STATUS
node1.example.com    kubernetes.io/hostname=node1.example.com      Ready,SchedulingDisabled

To mark a currently unschedulable node or nodes as schedulable:

$ oadm manage-node <node1> <node2> --schedulable

Alternatively, instead of specifying specific node names (e.g., <node1> <node2>), you can use the --selector=<node_selector> option to mark selected nodes as schedulable or unschedulable.

Evacuating Pods on Nodes

Evacuating pods allows you to migrate all or selected pods from a given node or nodes. Nodes must first be marked unschedulable to perform pod evacuation.

Only pods backed by a replication controller can be evacuated; the replication controllers create new pods on other nodes and remove the existing pods from the specified node(s). Bare pods, meaning those not backed by a replication controller, are unaffected by default.

To list pods that will be migrated without actually performing the evacuation, use the --dry-run option:

$ oadm manage-node <node1> <node2> \
    --evacuate --dry-run [--pod-selector=<pod_selector>]

To actually evacuate all or selected pods on one or more nodes:

$ oadm manage-node <node1> <node2> \
    --evacuate [--pod-selector=<pod_selector>]

You can force deletion of bare pods by using the --force option:

$ oadm manage-node <node1> <node2> \
    --evacuate --force [--pod-selector=<pod_selector>]

Alternatively, instead of specifying specific node names (e.g., <node1> <node2>), you can use the --selector=<node_selector> option to evacuate pods on selected nodes.