Reset a Kubernetes cluster using Kubespray
Sometimes you have those “Ooopppssss” moments, when you realize what you did, wasn’t the smartest thing to do. I had that this morning, when I wanted to get rid of a failed Kubernetes installation of Kubestone, since the latest release had a bug.
My intention was to delete the clusterrolebindings that were created by the kubestone installation, for which I used the following command:
kubectl delete clusterrolebindings.rbac.authorization.k8s.io -n kubestone-system --all
When used for pods for example, this will delete all pods in the namespace
clusterrolebindings are global… So executing this command removed all
clusterrolebindings in my Kubernetes cluster, including those required by Kubernetes itself.
In the past I might just have thrown away the cluster and deployed a new one, however just for fun I wanted to see if I could do that easier.
After a bit of reading through Google, I found an article referencing the Kubespray
reset.yml playbook. This will basically reset all nodes, remove all config and allow you to redeploy Kubernetes.
So I first executed the
reset.yml playbook as follows:
ansible-playbook -i inventory/remko/hosts.yaml reset.yml --become --become-user=root
And then redeployed Kubernetes using the
ansible-playbook -i inventory/remko/hosts.yaml cluster.yml --become --become-user=root
After that I was back in action! Although I should note, that all pod, deployments, etc in the cluster were gone. However since this was a dev cluster, that didn’t matter much to me.
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This topic helped me to reset kubespray cluster. Thank you!