Controlplane/Etcd nodes are stuck at provisioning for a new cluster

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Issue

When creating a new cluster, the controlplane and etcd nodes are stuck with a Provisioning status

Pre-requisites

  • Rancher version >= v2.5.6
  • A cluster created in Rancher using either Existing nodes or with RKE and new nodes in an infrastructure provider
  • No nodes have been added with the worker role

Resolution

As of Rancher v2.5.6, new RKE clusters require at least one node with the worker or all roles to begin provisioning. The reason for this is that an RKE cluster requires a worker node to host the Rancher Cluster Agent, DNS, Metrics Service, and the Ingress Controller. Without these workloads a cluster will not provision correctly.

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