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Determining the Health of a Run:AI Cluster

To understand whether your Run:AI cluster is healthy you need perform the following verification tests:

  1. All Run:AI services are running.
  2. Data is sent to the cloud.
  3. A job dan be sumbitted.

1. Run:AI services are running


  kubectl get pods -n runai

Verify that all pods are in Running status.


  kubectl get deployments -n runai
  kubectl get sts -n runai

Verify that all items (deployments and statefulsets alike) are in a ready state (1/1)


  kubectl get daemonset -n runai

A Daemonset runs on every node. Some of the Run:AI daemon-sets run on all nodes. Others run only on nodes which contain GPUs. Verify that for all daemon-sets the desired number is equal to current and to ready.

2. Data is sent to the cloud

Log in to

  • Verify that all metrics in the overview dashboard are showing. Specifically the list of nodes and the numeric indicators
  • Go to Projects and create a new project. Find the new project using the CLI command:
     runai project list

3. Submit a job

Submitting a job will allow you to verify that Run:AI scheduling service are in order.

  • Make sure that the project you have created has a quota of at least 1 GPU
  • Run:

     runai project set <project-name>
     runai submit job1 -i -g 1
  • Verify that the job is a Running state when running:

     runai list
  • Verify that the job is showing on the job area in


Metrics are not showing on Overview Dashboard

Symptom: Some or all metrics are not showing in

Typical root causes:

  • NVIDIA prerequisites have not been met.
  • Firewall related issues.
  • Internal clock is not synced.


  runai pods -n runai | grep nvidia

Select one of the nvidia pods and run:

  kubectl logs -n runai nvidia-device-plugin-daemonset-<id>

If the log contains an error, it means that NVIDIA related prerequisites have not been met. Review step 1 in NVIDIA prerequisites. Verify that:

  • Step 1.1: NVIDIA drivers are installed
  • Step 1.2: NVIDIA Docker is installed. A typical issue here is the installation of the NVIDIA Container Toolkit instead of NVIDIA Docker 2.
  • Step 1.3: Verify that NVIDIA Docker is the default docker runtime
  • If the system has recently been installed, verify that docker has restarted by running the aforementioned pkill command
  • Check the status of Docker by running:
     sudo systemctl status docker

Firewall issues


  runai pods -n runai | grep agent

Select the agent's full name and run:

  kubectl logs -n runai runai-agent-<id>

Verify that there are no errors. If there are connectivity related errors you may need to:

Clock is not synced

Run: date on cluster nodes and see that date is in sync.

Internal Database has not started

Typical root cause: more than one default storage class is installed

The Run:AI Cluster installation includes, by default, a storage class named local path provisioner which is installed as a default storage class. In some cases, your k8s cluster may already have a default storage class installed. In such cases you should disable the local path provisioner. Having two default storage classes will disable both the internal database and some of the metrics.


  kubectl get storageclass

And look for default storage classes.


  kubectl describe pod -n runai runai-db-0

See that there is indeed a storage class error appearing

To disable local path provisioner please run:

  kubectl edit runaiconfig -n runai

Add the following lines under spec:

     enabled: false

Last update: September 8, 2020