Unable to install a Pod network add-on due to refused connection to localhost:8080

  centos7, docker, kubeadm, kubernetes

I’m trying to create a kubernetes cluster (my first :D) using kubeadm under the control plane node – a VM Centos7-.

Environment:

  • kubeadm version : v1.21.1
  • Kubernetes version: v1.21.1
  • VM Centos 7 (2 CPU/2 G RAM/20G memory)
  • VMWare workstation : 16
  • Kernel : Linux 3.10.0-1160.el7.x86_64
  • Docker : Community 19.03.8
  • Pod network add-on : Flannel

Here are the followed steps:

1- DISABLE SWAP:

sudo sed -i '/swap/d' /etc/fstab
sudo swapoff -a

To check :
cat /proc/meminfo | grep 'SwapTotal'
–> Returns 0 kB

2- DISABLE SELINUX: SELinux in permissive mode (effectively disabling it)

sudo setenforce 0
sudo sed -i 's/^SELINUX=enforcing$/SELINUX=permissive/' /etc/selinux/config

3- IPTABLES: Letting iptables see bridged traffic + load br_netfilter module

sudo modprobe br_netfilter
cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/modules-load.d/k8s.conf
br_netfilter
EOF
cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/k8s.conf
net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables = 1
net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables = 1
net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1
EOF
sudo sysctl --system

4- FIREWALL : Enable needed ports

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=6443/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=2379-2380/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=10250/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=10251/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=10252/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=8285/udp
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

5- HOSTNAME + HOSTS
To get the IP, I took the first one given by hostname -I (gave two IPs)

sudo hostnamectl set-hostname master-node
sudo vi /etc/hosts
192.168.93.131 master-node

6- DOCKER:

sudo yum install -y yum-utils
sudo yum-config-manager 
   --add-repo 
   https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo
sudo yum install -y containerd.io-1.2.13 docker-ce-19.03.8 docker-ce-cli-19.03.8
sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker
sudo systemctl restart docker
sudo docker run hello-world
-- cgroup
sudo mkdir /etc/docker
sudo mkdir -p /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d
sudo tee /etc/docker/daemon.json <<EOF
 {
   "exec-opts": ["native.cgroupdriver=systemd"],
   "log-driver": "json-file",
   "log-opts": {
     "max-size": "100m"
   },
   "storage-driver": "overlay2"
 }
EOF
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl restart docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

7- KUBERNETES:

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/kubernetes.repo
[kubernetes]
name=Kubernetes
baseurl=https://packages.cloud.google.com/yum/repos/kubernetes-el7-$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://packages.cloud.google.com/yum/doc/yum-key.gpg https://packages.cloud.google.com/yum/doc/rpm-package-key.gpg
exclude=kubelet kubeadm kubectl
EOF
sudo yum install -y kubelet kubeadm kubectl --disableexcludes=kubernetes
sudo reboot
sudo systemctl enable --now kubelet
sudo systemctl start kubelet

8- KUBEADM INIT:

sudo kubeadm init --pod-network-cidr=10.244.0.0/16 --control-plane-endpoint=master-node
mkdir -p $HOME/.kube
sudo cp -i /etc/kubernetes/admin.conf $HOME/.kube/config
sudo chown $(id -u):$(id -g) $HOME/.kube/config

All these steps worked fine and when I tried to install a Pod network add-on with the command
sudo kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/coreos/flannel/master/Documentation/kube-flannel.yml

I got this error :

The connection to the server localhost:8080 was refused - did you specify the right host or port?

When I check the status with :

systemctl status docker
systemctl status kubelet

I am able to see that the servers are running.

I reset the cluster twice (kubeadm reset + remove the config file manually) and found the same problem.

I’m probably doing something wrong but I’m unable to figure it out.

Any help would be highly appreciated and thanks a lot in advance.

Source: Docker Questions

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