Kubernetes Failure Stories

I started to compile a list of public failure/horror stories related to Kubernetes. It should make it easier for people tasked with operations to find outage reports to learn from. Since we started with Kubernetes at Zalando in 2016, we collected many internal postmortems. Docker bugs (daemon unresponsive, process stuck in pipe wait, ..) were a major pain point in the beginning, but Docker itself has become more mature and did not bite us recently. The biggest chunk of problems can be attributed to the nature of distributed systems and ‘cascading failures’, e.g. a Kubernetes API server outage should not affect running workloads, but it did, or see our recent CoreDNS incident.

Source: srcco

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