Troubleshooting

This section provides resolution steps for common problems reported with the linkerd check command.

The “pre-kubernetes-cluster-setup” checks

These checks only run when the --pre flag is set. This flag is intended for use prior to running linkerd install, to verify your cluster is prepared for installation.

√ control plane namespace does not already exist

Example failure:

× control plane namespace does not already exist
    The "linkerd" namespace already exists

By default linkerd install will create a linkerd namespace. Prior to installation, that namespace should not exist. To check with a different namespace, run:

linkerd check --pre --linkerd-namespace linkerd-test

√ can create Kubernetes resources

The subsequent checks in this section validate whether you have permission to create the Kubernetes resources required for Linkerd installation, specifically:

√ can create Namespaces
√ can create ClusterRoles
√ can create ClusterRoleBindings
√ can create CustomResourceDefinitions

The “pre-kubernetes-setup” checks

These checks only run when the --pre flag is set This flag is intended for use prior to running linkerd install, to verify you have the correct RBAC permissions to install Linkerd.

√ can create Namespaces
√ can create ClusterRoles
√ can create ClusterRoleBindings
√ can create CustomResourceDefinitions
√ can create PodSecurityPolicies
√ can create ServiceAccounts
√ can create Services
√ can create Deployments
√ can create ConfigMaps

√ no clock skew detected

This check detects any differences between the system running the linkerd install command and the Kubernetes nodes (known as clock skew). Having a substantial clock skew can cause TLS validation problems because a node may determine that a TLS certificate is expired when it should not be, or vice versa.

Linkerd version edge-20.3.4 and later check for a difference of at most 5 minutes and older versions of Linkerd (including stable-2.7) check for a difference of at most 1 minute. If your Kubernetes node heartbeat interval is longer than this difference, you may experience false positives of this check. The default node heartbeat interval was increased to 5 minutes in Kubernetes 1.17 meaning that users running Linkerd versions prior to edge-20.3.4 on Kubernetes 1.17 or later are likely to experience these false positives. If this is the case, you can upgrade to Linkerd edge-20.3.4 or later. If you choose to ignore this error, we strongly recommend that you verify that your system clocks are consistent.

The “pre-kubernetes-capability” checks

These checks only run when the --pre flag is set. This flag is intended for use prior to running linkerd install, to verify you have the correct Kubernetes capability permissions to install Linkerd.

√ has NET_ADMIN capability

Example failure:

× has NET_ADMIN capability
    found 3 PodSecurityPolicies, but none provide NET_ADMIN
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#pre-k8s-cluster-net-admin for hints

Linkerd installation requires the NET_ADMIN Kubernetes capability, to allow for modification of iptables.

For more information, see the Kubernetes documentation on Pod Security Policies, Security Contexts, and the man page on Linux Capabilities.

√ has NET_RAW capability

Example failure:

× has NET_RAW capability
    found 3 PodSecurityPolicies, but none provide NET_RAW
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#pre-k8s-cluster-net-raw for hints

Linkerd installation requires the NET_RAW Kubernetes capability, to allow for modification of iptables.

For more information, see the Kubernetes documentation on Pod Security Policies, Security Contexts, and the man page on Linux Capabilities.

The “pre-linkerd-global-resources” checks

These checks only run when the --pre flag is set. This flag is intended for use prior to running linkerd install, to verify you have not already installed the Linkerd control plane.

√ no ClusterRoles exist
√ no ClusterRoleBindings exist
√ no CustomResourceDefinitions exist
√ no MutatingWebhookConfigurations exist
√ no ValidatingWebhookConfigurations exist
√ no PodSecurityPolicies exist

The “pre-kubernetes-single-namespace-setup” checks

If you do not expect to have the permission for a full cluster install, try the --single-namespace flag, which validates if Linkerd can be installed in a single namespace, with limited cluster access:

linkerd check --pre --single-namespace

√ control plane namespace exists

× control plane namespace exists
    The "linkerd" namespace does not exist

In --single-namespace mode, linkerd check assumes that the installer does not have permission to create a namespace, so the installation namespace must already exist.

By default the linkerd namespace is used. To use a different namespace run:

linkerd check --pre --single-namespace --linkerd-namespace linkerd-test

√ can create Kubernetes resources

The subsequent checks in this section validate whether you have permission to create the Kubernetes resources required for Linkerd --single-namespace installation, specifically:

√ can create Roles
√ can create RoleBindings

For more information on cluster access, see the GKE Setup section above.

The “kubernetes-api” checks

Example failures:

× can initialize the client
    error configuring Kubernetes API client: stat badconfig: no such file or directory
× can query the Kubernetes API
    Get https://8.8.8.8/version: dial tcp 8.8.8.8:443: i/o timeout

Ensure that your system is configured to connect to a Kubernetes cluster. Validate that the KUBECONFIG environment variable is set properly, and/or ~/.kube/config points to a valid cluster.

For more information see these pages in the Kubernetes Documentation:

Also verify that these command works:

kubectl config view
kubectl cluster-info
kubectl version

Another example failure:

✘ can query the Kubernetes API
    Get REDACTED/version: x509: certificate signed by unknown authority

As an (unsafe) workaround to this, you may try:

kubectl config set-cluster ${KUBE_CONTEXT} --insecure-skip-tls-verify=true \
    --server=${KUBE_CONTEXT}

The “kubernetes-version” checks

√ is running the minimum Kubernetes API version

Example failure:

× is running the minimum Kubernetes API version
    Kubernetes is on version [1.7.16], but version [1.13.0] or more recent is required

Linkerd requires at least version 1.13.0. Verify your cluster version with:

kubectl version

√ is running the minimum kubectl version

Example failure:

× is running the minimum kubectl version
    kubectl is on version [1.9.1], but version [1.13.0] or more recent is required
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#kubectl-version for hints

Linkerd requires at least version 1.13.0. Verify your kubectl version with:

kubectl version --client --short

To fix please update kubectl version.

For more information on upgrading Kubernetes, see the page in the Kubernetes Documentation.

The “linkerd-config” checks

This category of checks validates that Linkerd’s cluster-wide RBAC and related resources have been installed. These checks run via a default linkerd check, and also in the context of a multi-stage setup, for example:

# install cluster-wide resources (first stage)
linkerd install config | kubectl apply -f -

# validate successful cluster-wide resources installation
linkerd check config

# install Linkerd control plane
linkerd install control-plane | kubectl apply -f -

# validate successful control-plane installation
linkerd check

√ control plane Namespace exists

Example failure:

× control plane Namespace exists
    The "foo" namespace does not exist
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-ns for hints

Ensure the Linkerd control plane namespace exists:

kubectl get ns

The default control plane namespace is linkerd. If you installed Linkerd into a different namespace, specify that in your check command:

linkerd check --linkerd-namespace linkerdtest

√ control plane ClusterRoles exist

Example failure:

× control plane ClusterRoles exist
    missing ClusterRoles: linkerd-linkerd-controller
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-cr for hints

Ensure the Linkerd ClusterRoles exist:

$ kubectl get clusterroles | grep linkerd
linkerd-linkerd-controller                                             9d
linkerd-linkerd-identity                                               9d
linkerd-linkerd-proxy-injector                                         20d
linkerd-linkerd-sp-validator                                           9d

Also ensure you have permission to create ClusterRoles:

$ kubectl auth can-i create clusterroles
yes

√ control plane ClusterRoleBindings exist

Example failure:

× control plane ClusterRoleBindings exist
    missing ClusterRoleBindings: linkerd-linkerd-controller
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-crb for hints

Ensure the Linkerd ClusterRoleBindings exist:

$ kubectl get clusterrolebindings | grep linkerd
linkerd-linkerd-controller                             9d
linkerd-linkerd-identity                               9d
linkerd-linkerd-proxy-injector                         20d
linkerd-linkerd-sp-validator                           9d

Also ensure you have permission to create ClusterRoleBindings:

$ kubectl auth can-i create clusterrolebindings
yes

√ control plane ServiceAccounts exist

Example failure:

× control plane ServiceAccounts exist
    missing ServiceAccounts: linkerd-controller
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-sa for hints

Ensure the Linkerd ServiceAccounts exist:

$ kubectl -n linkerd get serviceaccounts
NAME                     SECRETS   AGE
default                  1         14m
linkerd-controller       1         14m
linkerd-destination      1         14m
linkerd-heartbeat        1         14m
linkerd-identity         1         14m
linkerd-proxy-injector   1         14m
linkerd-sp-validator     1         13m

Also ensure you have permission to create ServiceAccounts in the Linkerd namespace:

$ kubectl -n linkerd auth can-i create serviceaccounts
yes

√ control plane CustomResourceDefinitions exist

Example failure:

× control plane CustomResourceDefinitions exist
    missing CustomResourceDefinitions: serviceprofiles.linkerd.io
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-crd for hints

Ensure the Linkerd CRD exists:

$ kubectl get customresourcedefinitions
NAME                         CREATED AT
serviceprofiles.linkerd.io   2019-04-25T21:47:31Z

Also ensure you have permission to create CRDs:

$ kubectl auth can-i create customresourcedefinitions
yes

√ control plane MutatingWebhookConfigurations exist

Example failure:

× control plane MutatingWebhookConfigurations exist
    missing MutatingWebhookConfigurations: linkerd-proxy-injector-webhook-config
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-mwc for hints

Ensure the Linkerd MutatingWebhookConfigurations exists:

$ kubectl get mutatingwebhookconfigurations | grep linkerd
linkerd-proxy-injector-webhook-config   2019-07-01T13:13:26Z

Also ensure you have permission to create MutatingWebhookConfigurations:

$ kubectl auth can-i create mutatingwebhookconfigurations
yes

√ control plane ValidatingWebhookConfigurations exist

Example failure:

× control plane ValidatingWebhookConfigurations exist
    missing ValidatingWebhookConfigurations: linkerd-sp-validator-webhook-config
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-vwc for hints

Ensure the Linkerd ValidatingWebhookConfiguration exists:

$ kubectl get validatingwebhookconfigurations | grep linkerd
linkerd-sp-validator-webhook-config   2019-07-01T13:13:26Z

Also ensure you have permission to create ValidatingWebhookConfigurations:

$ kubectl auth can-i create validatingwebhookconfigurations
yes

√ control plane PodSecurityPolicies exist

Example failure:

× control plane PodSecurityPolicies exist
    missing PodSecurityPolicies: linkerd-linkerd-control-plane
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-psp for hints

Ensure the Linkerd PodSecurityPolicy exists:

$ kubectl get podsecuritypolicies | grep linkerd
linkerd-linkerd-control-plane   false   NET_ADMIN,NET_RAW   RunAsAny   RunAsAny    MustRunAs   MustRunAs   true             configMap,emptyDir,secret,projected,downwardAPI,persistentVolumeClaim

Also ensure you have permission to create PodSecurityPolicies:

$ kubectl auth can-i create podsecuritypolicies
yes

The “linkerd-existence” checks

√ ‘linkerd-config’ config map exists

Example failure:

× 'linkerd-config' config map exists
    missing ConfigMaps: linkerd-config
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-linkerd-config for hints

Ensure the Linkerd ConfigMap exists:

$ kubectl -n linkerd get configmap/linkerd-config
NAME             DATA   AGE
linkerd-config   3      61m

Also ensure you have permission to create ConfigMaps:

$ kubectl -n linkerd auth can-i create configmap
yes

√ control plane replica sets are ready

This failure occurs when one of Linkerd’s ReplicaSets fails to schedule a pod.

For more information, see the Kubernetes documentation on Failed Deployments.

√ no unschedulable pods

Example failure:

× no unschedulable pods
    linkerd-prometheus-6b668f774d-j8ncr: 0/1 nodes are available: 1 Insufficient cpu.
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-existence-unschedulable-pods for hints

For more information, see the Kubernetes documentation on the Unschedulable Pod Condition.

√ controller pod is running

Example failure:

× controller pod is running
    No running pods for "linkerd-controller"

Note, it takes a little bit for pods to be scheduled, images to be pulled and everything to start up. If this is a permanent error, you’ll want to validate the state of the controller pod with:

$ kubectl -n linkerd get po --selector linkerd.io/control-plane-component=controller
NAME                                  READY     STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
linkerd-controller-7bb8ff5967-zg265   4/4       Running   0          40m

Check the controller’s logs with:

kubectl logs -n linkerd linkerd-controller-7bb8ff5967-zg265 public-api

The “linkerd-identity” checks

√ certificate config is valid

Example failures:

× certificate config is valid
    key ca.crt containing the trust anchors needs to exist in secret linkerd-identity-issuer if --identity-external-issuer=true
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-identity-cert-config-valid
× certificate config is valid
    key crt.pem containing the issuer certificate needs to exist in secret linkerd-identity-issuer if --identity-external-issuer=false
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-identity-cert-config-valid

Ensure that your linkerd-identity-issuer secret contains the correct keys for the scheme that Linkerd is configured with. If the scheme is kubernetes.io/tls your secret should contain the tls.crt, tls.key and ca.crt keys. Alternatively if your scheme is linkerd.io/tls, the required keys are crt.pem and key.pem.

√ trust roots are using supported crypto algorithm

Example failure:

× trust roots are using supported crypto algorithm
    Invalid roots:
        * 165223702412626077778653586125774349756 identity.linkerd.cluster.local must use P-256 curve for public key, instead P-521 was used
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-identity-trustAnchors-use-supported-crypto

You need to ensure that all of your roots use ECDSA P-256 for their public key algorithm.

√ trust roots are within their validity period

Example failure:

× trust roots are within their validity period
    Invalid roots:
        * 199607941798581518463476688845828639279 identity.linkerd.cluster.local not valid anymore. Expired on 2019-12-19T13:08:18Z
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-identity-trustAnchors-are-time-valid for hints

Failures of such nature indicate that your roots have expired. If that is the case you will have to update both the root and issuer certificates at once. You can follow the process outlined in Replacing Expired Certificates to get your cluster back to a stable state.

√ trust roots are valid for at least 60 days

Example warnings:

‼ trust roots are valid for at least 60 days
    Roots expiring soon:
        * 66509928892441932260491975092256847205 identity.linkerd.cluster.local will expire on 2019-12-19T13:30:57Z
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-identity-trustAnchors-not-expiring-soon for hints

This warning indicates that the expiry of some of your roots is approaching. In order to address this problem without incurring downtime, you can follow the process outlined in Rotating your identity certificates.

√ issuer cert is using supported crypto algorithm

Example failure:

× issuer cert is using supported crypto algorithm
    issuer certificate must use P-256 curve for public key, instead P-521 was used
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#5d-identity-issuer-cert-uses-supported-crypto for hints

You need to ensure that your issuer certificate uses ECDSA P-256 for its public key algorithm. You can refer to Generating your own mTLS root certificates to see how you can generate certificates that will work with Linkerd.

√ issuer cert is within its validity period

Example failure:

× issuer cert is within its validity period
    issuer certificate is not valid anymore. Expired on 2019-12-19T13:35:49Z
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-identity-issuer-cert-is-time-valid

This failure indicates that your issuer certificate has expired. In order to bring your cluster back to a valid state, follow the process outlined in Replacing Expired Certificates.

√ issuer cert is valid for at least 60 days

Example warning:

‼ issuer cert is valid for at least 60 days
    issuer certificate will expire on 2019-12-19T13:35:49Z
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-identity-issuer-cert-not-expiring-soon for hints

This warning means that your issuer certificate is expiring soon. If you do not rely on external certificate management solution such as cert-manager, you can follow the process outlined in Rotating your identity certificates

√ issuer cert is issued by the trust root

Example error:

× issuer cert is issued by the trust root
    x509: certificate signed by unknown authority (possibly because of "x509: ECDSA verification failure" while trying to verify candidate authority certificate "identity.linkerd.cluster.local")
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-identity-issuer-cert-issued-by-trust-anchor for hints

This error indicates that the issuer certificate that is in the linkerd-identity-issuer secret cannot be verified with any of the roots that Linkerd has been configured with. Using the CLI install process, this should never happen. If Helm was used for installation or the issuer certificates are managed by a malfunctioning certificate management solution, it is possible for the cluster to end up in such an invalid state. At that point the best to do is to use the upgrade command to update your certificates:

linkerd upgrade \
    --identity-issuer-certificate-file=./your-new-issuer.crt \
    --identity-issuer-key-file=./your-new-issuer.key \
    --identity-trust-anchors-file=./your-new-roots.crt \
    --force | kubectl apply -f -

Once the upgrade process is over, the output of linkerd check --proxy should be:

linkerd-identity
----------------
√ certificate config is valid
√ trust roots are using supported crypto algorithm
√ trust roots are within their validity period
√ trust roots are valid for at least 60 days
√ issuer cert is using supported crypto algorithm
√ issuer cert is within its validity period
√ issuer cert is valid for at least 60 days
√ issuer cert is issued by the trust root

linkerd-identity-data-plane
---------------------------
√ data plane proxies certificate match CA

The “linkerd-webhooks-and-apisvc-tls” checks

√ proxy-injector webhook has valid cert

Example failure:

× proxy-injector webhook has valid cert
    secrets "linkerd-proxy-injector-tls" not found
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-proxy-injector-webhook-cert-valid for hints

Ensure that the linkerd-proxy-injector-k8s-tls secret exists and contains the appropriate tls.crt and tls.key data entries. For versions before 2.9, the secret is named linkerd-proxy-injector-tls and it should contain the crt.pem and key.pem data entries.

× proxy-injector webhook has valid cert
    cert is not issued by the trust anchor: x509: certificate is valid for xxxxxx, not linkerd-proxy-injector.linkerd.svc
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-proxy-injector-webhook-cert-valid for hints

Here you need to make sure the certificate was issued specifically for linkerd-proxy-injector.linkerd.svc.

√ proxy-injector cert is valid for at least 60 days

Example failure:

‼ proxy-injector cert is valid for at least 60 days
    certificate will expire on 2020-11-07T17:00:07Z
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-webhook-cert-not-expiring-soon for hints

This warning indicates that the expiry of proxy-injnector webhook cert is approaching. In order to address this problem without incurring downtime, you can follow the process outlined in Automatically Rotating your webhook TLS Credentials.

√ sp-validator webhook has valid cert

Example failure:

× sp-validator webhook has valid cert
    secrets "linkerd-sp-validator-tls" not found
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-sp-validator-webhook-cert-valid for hints

Ensure that the linkerd-sp-validator-k8s-tls secret exists and contains the appropriate tls.crt and tls.key data entries. For versions before 2.9, the secret is named linkerd-sp-validator-tls and it should contain the crt.pem and key.pem data entries.

× sp-validator webhook has valid cert
    cert is not issued by the trust anchor: x509: certificate is valid for xxxxxx, not linkerd-sp-validator.linkerd.svc
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-sp-validator-webhook-cert-valid for hints

Here you need to make sure the certificate was issued specifically for linkerd-sp-validator.linkerd.svc.

√ sp-validator cert is valid for at least 60 days

Example failure:

‼ sp-validator cert is valid for at least 60 days
    certificate will expire on 2020-11-07T17:00:07Z
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-webhook-cert-not-expiring-soon for hints

This warning indicates that the expiry of sp-validator webhook cert is approaching. In order to address this problem without incurring downtime, you can follow the process outlined in Automatically Rotating your webhook TLS Credentials.

The “linkerd-identity-data-plane” checks

√ data plane proxies certificate match CA

Example warning:

‼ data plane proxies certificate match CA
    Some pods do not have the current trust bundle and must be restarted:
        * emojivoto/emoji-d8d7d9c6b-8qwfx
        * emojivoto/vote-bot-588499c9f6-zpwz6
        * emojivoto/voting-8599548fdc-6v64k
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/{#l5d-identity-data-plane-proxies-certs-match-ca for hints

Observing this warning indicates that some of your meshed pods have proxies that have stale certificates. This is most likely to happen during upgrade operations that deal with cert rotation. In order to solve the problem you can use rollout restart to restart the pods in question. That should cause them to pick the correct certs from the linkerd-config configmap. When upgrade is performed using the --identity-trust-anchors-file flag to modify the roots, the Linkerd components are restarted. While this operation is in progress the check --proxy command may output a warning, pertaining to the Linkerd components:

‼ data plane proxies certificate match CA
    Some pods do not have the current trust bundle and must be restarted:
        * linkerd/linkerd-sp-validator-75f9d96dc-rch4x
        * linkerd-viz/tap-68d8bbf64-mpzgb
        * linkerd-viz/web-849f74b7c6-qlhwc
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/{#l5d-identity-data-plane-proxies-certs-match-ca for hints

If that is the case, simply wait for the upgrade operation to complete. The stale pods should terminate and be replaced by new ones, configured with the correct certificates.

The “linkerd-api” checks

√ control plane pods are ready

Example failure:

× control plane pods are ready
    No running pods for "linkerd-sp-validator"

Verify the state of the control plane pods with:

$ kubectl -n linkerd get po
NAME                                      READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
linkerd-controller-78957587d6-4qfp2       2/2     Running   1          12m
linkerd-destination-5fd7b5d466-szgqm      2/2     Running   1          12m
linkerd-identity-54df78c479-hbh5m         2/2     Running   0          12m
linkerd-proxy-injector-67f8cf65f7-4tvt5   2/2     Running   1          12m
linkerd-sp-validator-59796bdccc-95rn5     2/2     Running   0          12m

√ can initialize the client

Example failure:

× can initialize the client
    parse http:// bad/: invalid character " " in host name

Verify that a well-formed --api-addr parameter was specified, if any:

linkerd check --api-addr " bad"

√ can query the control plane API

Example failure:

× can query the control plane API
    Post http://8.8.8.8/api/v1/Version: context deadline exceeded

This check indicates a connectivity failure between the cli and the Linkerd control plane. To verify connectivity, manually connect to the controller pod:

kubectl -n linkerd port-forward \
    $(kubectl -n linkerd get po \
        --selector=linkerd.io/control-plane-component=controller \
        -o jsonpath='{.items[*].metadata.name}') \
9995:9995

…and then curl the /metrics endpoint:

curl localhost:9995/metrics

The “linkerd-service-profile” checks

Example failure:

‼ no invalid service profiles
    ServiceProfile "bad" has invalid name (must be "<service>.<namespace>.svc.cluster.local")

Validate the structure of your service profiles:

$ kubectl -n linkerd get sp
NAME                                               AGE
bad                                                51s
linkerd-controller-api.linkerd.svc.cluster.local   1m

Example failure:

‼ no invalid service profiles
    the server could not find the requested resource (get serviceprofiles.linkerd.io)

Validate that the Service Profile CRD is installed on your cluster and that its linkerd.io/created-by annotation matches your linkerd version client version:

kubectl get crd/serviceprofiles.linkerd.io -o yaml | grep linkerd.io/created-by

If the CRD is missing or out-of-date you can update it:

linkerd upgrade | kubectl apply -f -

The “linkerd-version” checks

√ can determine the latest version

Example failure:

× can determine the latest version
    Get https://versioncheck.linkerd.io/version.json?version=edge-19.1.2&uuid=test-uuid&source=cli: context deadline exceeded

Ensure you can connect to the Linkerd version check endpoint from the environment the linkerd cli is running:

$ curl "https://versioncheck.linkerd.io/version.json?version=edge-19.1.2&uuid=test-uuid&source=cli"
{"stable":"stable-2.1.0","edge":"edge-19.1.2"}

√ cli is up-to-date

Example failure:

‼ cli is up-to-date
    is running version 19.1.1 but the latest edge version is 19.1.2

See the page on Upgrading Linkerd.

The “control-plane-version” checks

Example failures:

‼ control plane is up-to-date
    is running version 19.1.1 but the latest edge version is 19.1.2
‼ control plane and cli versions match
    mismatched channels: running stable-2.1.0 but retrieved edge-19.1.2

See the page on Upgrading Linkerd.

The “linkerd-data-plane” checks

These checks only run when the --proxy flag is set. This flag is intended for use after running linkerd inject, to verify the injected proxies are operating normally.

√ data plane namespace exists

Example failure:

$ linkerd check --proxy --namespace foo
...
× data plane namespace exists
    The "foo" namespace does not exist

Ensure the --namespace specified exists, or, omit the parameter to check all namespaces.

√ data plane proxies are ready

Example failure:

× data plane proxies are ready
    No "linkerd-proxy" containers found

Ensure you have injected the Linkerd proxy into your application via the linkerd inject command.

For more information on linkerd inject, see Step 5: Install the demo app in our Getting Started guide.

√ data plane proxy metrics are present in Prometheus

Example failure:

× data plane proxy metrics are present in Prometheus
    Data plane metrics not found for linkerd/linkerd-controller-b8c4c48c8-pflc9.

Ensure Prometheus can connect to each linkerd-proxy via the Prometheus dashboard:

kubectl -n linkerd port-forward svc/linkerd-prometheus 9090

…and then browse to http://localhost:9090/targets, validate the linkerd-proxy section.

You should see all your pods here. If they are not:

  • Prometheus might be experiencing connectivity issues with the k8s api server. Check out the logs and delete the pod to flush any possible transient errors.

√ data plane is up-to-date

Example failure:

‼ data plane is up-to-date
    linkerd/linkerd-prometheus-74d66f86f6-6t6dh: is running version 19.1.2 but the latest edge version is 19.1.3

See the page on Upgrading Linkerd.

√ data plane and cli versions match

‼ data plane and cli versions match
    linkerd/linkerd-controller-5f6c45d6d9-9hd9j: is running version 19.1.2 but the latest edge version is 19.1.3

See the page on Upgrading Linkerd.

The “linkerd-ha-checks” checks

These checks are ran if Linkerd has been installed in HA mode.

√ pod injection disabled on kube-system

Example warning:

‼ pod injection disabled on kube-system
    kube-system namespace needs to have the label config.linkerd.io/admission-webhooks: disabled if HA mode is enabled
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-injection-disabled for hints

Ensure the kube-system namespace has the config.linkerd.io/admission-webhooks:disabled label:

$ kubectl get namespace kube-system -oyaml
kind: Namespace
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: kube-system
  annotations:
    linkerd.io/inject: disabled
  labels:
    config.linkerd.io/admission-webhooks: disabled

√ multiple replicas of control plane pods

Example warning:

‼ multiple replicas of control plane pods
    not enough replicas available for [linkerd-controller]
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-control-plane-replicas for hints

This happens when one of the control plane pods doesn’t have at least two replicas running. This is likely caused by insufficient node resources.

The “extensions” checks

When any Extensions are installed, The Linkerd binary tries to invoke check --output json on the extension binaries. It is important that the extension binaries implement it. For more information, See Extension developer docs

Example error:

invalid extension check output from \"jaeger\" (JSON object expected)

Make sure that the extension binary implements check --output json which returns the healthchecks in the expected json format.

Example error:

× Linkerd command jaeger exists

Make sure that relevant binary exists in $PATH.

For more information about Linkerd extensions. See Extension developer docs

The “linkerd-cni-plugin” checks

These checks run if Linkerd has been installed with the --linkerd-cni-enabled flag. Alternatively they can be run as part of the pre-checks by providing the --linkerd-cni-enabled flag. Most of these checks verify that the required resources are in place. If any of them are missing, you can use linkerd install-cni | kubectl apply -f - to re-install them.

√ cni plugin ConfigMap exists

Example error:

× cni plugin ConfigMap exists
    configmaps "linkerd-cni-config" not found
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-cm-exists for hints

Ensure that the linkerd-cni-config ConfigMap exists in the CNI namespace:

$ kubectl get cm linkerd-cni-config -n linkerd-cni
NAME                      PRIV    CAPS   SELINUX    RUNASUSER   FSGROUP    SUPGROUP   READONLYROOTFS   VOLUMES
linkerd-linkerd-cni-cni   false          RunAsAny   RunAsAny    RunAsAny   RunAsAny   false            hostPath,secret

Also ensure you have permission to create ConfigMaps:

$ kubectl auth can-i create ConfigMaps
yes

√ cni plugin PodSecurityPolicy exists

Example error:

× cni plugin PodSecurityPolicy exists
    missing PodSecurityPolicy: linkerd-linkerd-cni-cni
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-psp-exists for hint

Ensure that the pod security policy exists:

$ kubectl get psp linkerd-linkerd-cni-cni
NAME                      PRIV    CAPS   SELINUX    RUNASUSER   FSGROUP    SUPGROUP   READONLYROOTFS   VOLUMES
linkerd-linkerd-cni-cni   false          RunAsAny   RunAsAny    RunAsAny   RunAsAny   false            hostPath,secret

Also ensure you have permission to create PodSecurityPolicies:

$ kubectl auth can-i create PodSecurityPolicies
yes

√ cni plugin ClusterRole exist

Example error:

× cni plugin ClusterRole exists
    missing ClusterRole: linkerd-cni
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-cr-exists for hints

Ensure that the cluster role exists:

$ kubectl get clusterrole linkerd-cni
NAME          AGE
linkerd-cni   54m

Also ensure you have permission to create ClusterRoles:

$ kubectl auth can-i create ClusterRoles
yes

√ cni plugin ClusterRoleBinding exist

Example error:

× cni plugin ClusterRoleBinding exists
    missing ClusterRoleBinding: linkerd-cni
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-crb-exists for hints

Ensure that the cluster role binding exists:

$ kubectl get clusterrolebinding linkerd-cni
NAME          AGE
linkerd-cni   54m

Also ensure you have permission to create ClusterRoleBindings:

$ kubectl auth can-i create ClusterRoleBindings
yes

√ cni plugin Role exists

Example error:

× cni plugin Role exists
    missing Role: linkerd-cni
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-r-exists for hints

Ensure that the role exists in the CNI namespace:

$ kubectl get role linkerd-cni -n linkerd-cni
NAME          AGE
linkerd-cni   52m

Also ensure you have permission to create Roles:

$ kubectl auth can-i create Roles -n linkerd-cni
yes

√ cni plugin RoleBinding exists

Example error:

× cni plugin RoleBinding exists
    missing RoleBinding: linkerd-cni
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-rb-exists for hints

Ensure that the role binding exists in the CNI namespace:

$ kubectl get rolebinding linkerd-cni -n linkerd-cni
NAME          AGE
linkerd-cni   49m

Also ensure you have permission to create RoleBindings:

$ kubectl auth can-i create RoleBindings -n linkerd-cni
yes

√ cni plugin ServiceAccount exists

Example error:

× cni plugin ServiceAccount exists
    missing ServiceAccount: linkerd-cni
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-sa-exists for hints

Ensure that the CNI service account exists in the CNI namespace:

$ kubectl get ServiceAccount linkerd-cni -n linkerd-cni
NAME          SECRETS   AGE
linkerd-cni   1         45m

Also ensure you have permission to create ServiceAccount:

$ kubectl auth can-i create ServiceAccounts -n linkerd-cni
yes

√ cni plugin DaemonSet exists

Example error:

× cni plugin DaemonSet exists
    missing DaemonSet: linkerd-cni
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-ds-exists for hints

Ensure that the CNI daemonset exists in the CNI namespace:

$ kubectl get ds -n linkerd-cni
NAME          DESIRED   CURRENT   READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   NODE SELECTOR                 AGE
linkerd-cni   1         1         1       1            1           beta.kubernetes.io/os=linux   14m

Also ensure you have permission to create DaemonSets:

$ kubectl auth can-i create DaemonSets -n linkerd-cni
yes

√ cni plugin pod is running on all nodes

Example failure:

‼ cni plugin pod is running on all nodes
    number ready: 2, number scheduled: 3
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#cni-plugin-ready

Ensure that all the CNI pods are running:

$ kubectl get po -n linkerd-cn
NAME                READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
linkerd-cni-rzp2q   1/1     Running   0          9m20s
linkerd-cni-mf564   1/1     Running   0          9m22s
linkerd-cni-p5670   1/1     Running   0          9m25s

Ensure that all pods have finished the deployment of the CNI config and binary:

$ kubectl logs linkerd-cni-rzp2q -n linkerd-cni
Wrote linkerd CNI binaries to /host/opt/cni/bin
Created CNI config /host/etc/cni/net.d/10-kindnet.conflist
Done configuring CNI. Sleep=true

The “linkerd-multicluster checks

These checks run if the service mirroring controller has been installed. Additionally they can be ran with linkerd multicluster check. Most of these checks verify that the service mirroring controllers are working correctly along with remote gateways. Furthermore the checks ensure that end to end TLS is possible between paired clusters.

Example error:

× Link CRD exists
    multicluster.linkerd.io/Link CRD is missing
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-link-crd-exists for hints

Make sure multicluster extension is correctly installed and that the links.multicluster.linkerd.io CRD is present.

$ kubectll get crds | grep multicluster
NAME                              CREATED AT
links.multicluster.linkerd.io     2021-03-10T09:58:10Z

Example error:

× Link resources are valid
    failed to parse Link east
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-links-are-valid for hints

Make sure all the link objects are specified in the expected format.

√ remote cluster access credentials are valid

Example error:

× remote cluster access credentials are valid
    * secret [east/east-config]: could not find east-config secret
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-smc-target-clusters-access for hints

Make sure the relevant Kube-config with relevant permissions. for the specific target cluster is present as a secret correctly

√ clusters share trust anchors

Example errors:

× clusters share trust anchors
    Problematic clusters:
        * remote
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-clusters-share-anchors for hints

The error above indicates that your trust anchors are not compatible. In order to fix that you need to ensure that both your anchors contain identical sets of certificates.

× clusters share trust anchors
    Problematic clusters:
        * remote: cannot parse trust anchors
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-clusters-share-anchors for hints

Such an error indicates that there is a problem with your anchors on the cluster named remote You need to make sure the identity config aspect of your Linkerd installation on the remote cluster is ok. You can run check against the remote cluster to verify that:

linkerd --context=remote check

√ service mirror controller has required permissions

Example error:

× service mirror controller has required permissions
    missing Service mirror ClusterRole linkerd-service-mirror-access-local-resources: unexpected verbs expected create,delete,get,list,update,watch, got create,delete,get,update,watch
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-source-rbac-correct for hints

This error indicates that the local RBAC permissions of the service mirror service account are not correct. In order to ensure that you have the correct verbs and resources you can inspect your ClusterRole and Role object and look at the rules section.

Expected rules for linkerd-service-mirror-access-local-resources cluster role:

$ kubectl  --context=local get clusterrole linkerd-service-mirror-access-local-resources -o yaml
kind: ClusterRole
metadata:
  labels:
    linkerd.io/control-plane-component: linkerd-service-mirror
  name: linkerd-service-mirror-access-local-resources
rules:
- apiGroups:
  - ""
  resources:
  - endpoints
  - services
  verbs:
  - list
  - get
  - watch
  - create
  - delete
  - update
- apiGroups:
  - ""
  resources:
  - namespaces
  verbs:
  - create
  - list
  - get
  - watch

Expected rules for linkerd-service-mirror-read-remote-creds role:

$ kubectl  --context=local get role linkerd-service-mirror-read-remote-creds -n linkerd-multicluster  -o yaml
kind: Role
metadata:
  labels:
    linkerd.io/control-plane-component: linkerd-service-mirror
  name: linkerd-service-mirror-read-remote-creds
  namespace: linkerd-multicluster
  rules:
- apiGroups:
  - ""
  resources:
  - secrets
  verbs:
  - list
  - get
  - watch

√ service mirror controllers are running

Example error:

× service mirror controllers are running
    Service mirror controller is not present
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-service-mirror-running for hints

Note, it takes a little bit for pods to be scheduled, images to be pulled and everything to start up. If this is a permanent error, you’ll want to validate the state of the controller pod with:

$ kubectl --all-namespaces get po --selector linkerd.io/control-plane-component=linkerd-service-mirror
NAME                                  READY     STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
linkerd-service-mirror-7bb8ff5967-zg265   2/2       Running   0          50m

√ all gateway mirrors are healthy

Example errors:

‼ all gateway mirrors are healthy
    Some gateway mirrors do not have endpoints:
  linkerd-gateway-gke.linkerd-multicluster mirrored from cluster [gke]
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-gateways-endpoints for hints

The error above indicates that some gateway mirror services in the source cluster do not have associated endpoints resources. These endpoints are created by the Linkerd service mirror controller on the source cluster whenever a link is established with a target cluster.

Such an error indicates that there could be a problem with the creation of the resources by the service mirror controller or the external IP of the gateway service in target cluster.

√ all mirror services have endpoints

Example errors:

‼ all mirror services have endpoints
    Some mirror services do not have endpoints:
  voting-svc-gke.emojivoto mirrored from cluster [gke] (gateway: [linkerd-multicluster/linkerd-gateway])
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-services-endpoints for hints

The error above indicates that some mirror services in the source cluster do not have associated endpoints resources. These endpoints are created by the Linkerd service mirror controller when creating a mirror service with endpoints values as the remote gateway’s external IP.

Such an error indicates that there could be a problem with the creation of the mirror resources by the service mirror controller or the mirror gateway service in the source cluster or the external IP of the gateway service in target cluster.

√ all mirror services are part of a Link

Example errors:

‼  all mirror services are part of a Link
    mirror service voting-east.emojivoto is not part of any Link
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-multicluster-orphaned-services for hints

The error above indicates that some mirror services in the source cluster do not have associated link. These mirror services are created by the Linkerd service mirror controller when a remote service is marked to be mirrored.

Make sure services are marked to be mirrored correctly at remote, and delete if there are any unecessary ones.

The “linkerd-viz” checks

These checks only run when the linkerd-viz extension is installed. This check is intended to verify the installation of linkerd-viz extension which comprises of tap, web, metrics-api and optional grafana and prometheus instances along with tap-injector which injects the specific tap configuration to the proxies.

√ linkerd-viz Namespace exists

This is the basic check used to verify if the linkerd-viz extension namespace is installed or not. The extension can be installed by running the following command:

linkerd viz install | kubectl apply -f -

The installation can be configured by using the --set, --values, --set-string and --set-file flags. See Linkerd Viz Readme for a full list of configurable fields.

√ linkerd-viz ClusterRoles exist

Example failure:

× linkerd-viz ClusterRoles exist
    missing ClusterRoles: linkerd-linkerd-viz-metrics-api
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-viz-cr-exists for hints

Ensure the linkerd-viz extension ClusterRoles exist:

$ kubectl get clusterroles | grep linkerd-viz
linkerd-linkerd-viz-metrics-api                                        2021-01-26T18:02:17Z
linkerd-linkerd-viz-prometheus                                         2021-01-26T18:02:17Z
linkerd-linkerd-viz-tap                                                2021-01-26T18:02:17Z
linkerd-linkerd-viz-tap-admin                                          2021-01-26T18:02:17Z
linkerd-linkerd-viz-web-check                                          2021-01-26T18:02:18Z

Also ensure you have permission to create ClusterRoles:

$ kubectl auth can-i create clusterroles
yes

√ linkerd-viz ClusterRoleBindings exist

Example failure:

× linkerd-viz ClusterRoleBindings exist
    missing ClusterRoleBindings: linkerd-linkerd-viz-metrics-api
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-viz-crb-exists for hints

Ensure the linkerd-viz extension ClusterRoleBindings exist:

$ kubectl get clusterrolebindings | grep linkerd-viz
linkerd-linkerd-viz-metrics-api                        ClusterRole/linkerd-linkerd-viz-metrics-api                                        18h
linkerd-linkerd-viz-prometheus                         ClusterRole/linkerd-linkerd-viz-prometheus                                         18h
linkerd-linkerd-viz-tap                                ClusterRole/linkerd-linkerd-viz-tap                                                18h
linkerd-linkerd-viz-tap-auth-delegator                 ClusterRole/system:auth-delegator                                                  18h
linkerd-linkerd-viz-web-admin                          ClusterRole/linkerd-linkerd-viz-tap-admin                                          18h
linkerd-linkerd-viz-web-check                          ClusterRole/linkerd-linkerd-viz-web-check                                          18h

Also ensure you have permission to create ClusterRoleBindings:

$ kubectl auth can-i create clusterrolebindings
yes

√ tap API server has valid cert

Example failure:

× tap API server has valid cert
    secrets "tap-k8s-tls" not found
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-tap-cert-valid for hints

Ensure that the tap-k8s-tls secret exists and contains the appropriate tls.crt and tls.key data entries. For versions before 2.9, the secret is named linkerd-tap-tls and it should contain the crt.pem and key.pem data entries.

× tap API server has valid cert
    cert is not issued by the trust anchor: x509: certificate is valid for xxxxxx, not tap.linkerd-viz.svc
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-tap-cert-valid for hints

Here you need to make sure the certificate was issued specifically for tap.linkerd-viz.svc.

√ tap API server cert is valid for at least 60 days

Example failure:

‼ tap API server cert is valid for at least 60 days
    certificate will expire on 2020-11-07T17:00:07Z
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-webhook-cert-not-expiring-soon for hints

This warning indicates that the expiry of the tap API Server webhook cert is approaching. In order to address this problem without incurring downtime, you can follow the process outlined in Automatically Rotating your webhook TLS Credentials.

√ tap api service is running

Example failure:

× FailedDiscoveryCheck: no response from https://10.233.31.133:443: Get https://10.233.31.133:443: net/http: request canceled while waiting for connection (Client.Timeout exceeded while awaiting headers)

tap uses the kubernetes Aggregated Api-Server model to allow users to have k8s RBAC on top. This model has the following specific requirements in the cluster:

√ linkerd-viz pods are injected

× linkerd-viz extension pods are injected
    could not find proxy container for tap-59f5595fc7-ttndp pod
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-viz-pods-injection for hints

Ensure all the linkerd-viz pods are injected

$ kubectl -n linkerd-viz get pods
NAME                                   READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
grafana-68cddd7cc8-nrv4h       2/2     Running   3          18h
metrics-api-77f684f7c7-hnw8r   2/2     Running   2          18h
prometheus-5f6898ff8b-s6rjc    2/2     Running   2          18h
tap-59f5595fc7-ttndp           2/2     Running   2          18h
web-78d6588d4-pn299            2/2     Running   2          18h
tap-injector-566f7ff8df-vpcwc          2/2     Running   2          18h

Make sure that the proxy-injector is working correctly by running linkerd check

√ viz extension pods are running

× viz extension pods are running
    container linkerd-proxy in pod tap-59f5595fc7-ttndp is not ready
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-viz-pods-running for hints

Ensure all the linkerd-viz pods are running with 22

$ kubectl -n linkerd-viz get pods
NAME                                   READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
grafana-68cddd7cc8-nrv4h               2/2     Running   3          18h
metrics-api-77f684f7c7-hnw8r           2/2     Running   2          18h
prometheus-5f6898ff8b-s6rjc            2/2     Running   2          18h
tap-59f5595fc7-ttndp                   2/2     Running   2          18h
web-78d6588d4-pn299                    2/2     Running   2          18h
tap-injector-566f7ff8df-vpcwc          2/2     Running   2          18h

Make sure that the proxy-injector is working correctly by running linkerd check

√ prometheus is installed and configured correctly

× prometheus is installed and configured correctly
    missing ClusterRoles: linkerd-linkerd-viz-prometheus
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-viz-cr-exists for hints

Ensure all the prometheus related resources are present and running correctly.

❯ kubectl -n linkerd-viz get deploy,cm | grep prometheus
deployment.apps/prometheus     1/1     1            1           3m18s
configmap/prometheus-config   1      3m18s
❯ kubectl get clusterRoleBindings | grep prometheus
linkerd-linkerd-viz-prometheus                         ClusterRole/linkerd-linkerd-viz-prometheus                         3m37s
❯ kubectl get clusterRoles | grep prometheus
linkerd-linkerd-viz-prometheus                                         2021-02-26T06:03:11Zh

√ can initialize the client

Example failure:

× can initialize the client
    Failed to get deploy for pod metrics-api-77f684f7c7-hnw8r: not running

Verify that the metrics API pod is running correctly

❯ kubectl -n linkerd-viz get pods
NAME                           READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
metrics-api-7bb8cb8489-cbq4m   2/2     Running   0          4m58s
tap-injector-6b9bc6fc4-cgbr4   2/2     Running   0          4m56s
tap-5f6ddcc684-k2fd6           2/2     Running   0          4m57s
web-cbb846484-d987n            2/2     Running   0          4m56s
grafana-76fd8765f4-9rg8q       2/2     Running   0          4m58s
prometheus-7c5c48c466-jc27g    2/2     Running   0          4m58s

√ viz extension self-check

Example failure:

× viz extension self-check
    No results returned

Check the logs on the viz extensions’s metrics API:

kubectl -n linkerd-viz logs deploy/metrics-api metrics-api

The “linkerd-jaeger” checks

These checks only run when the linkerd-jaeger extension is installed. This check is intended to verify the installation of linkerd-jaeger extension which comprises of open-census collector and jaeger components along with jaeger-injector which injects the specific trace configuration to the proxies.

√ linkerd-jaeger extension Namespace exists

This is the basic check used to verify if the linkerd-jaeger extension namespace is installed or not. The extension can be installed by running the following command

linkerd jaeger install | kubectl apply -f -

The installation can be configured by using the --set, --values, --set-string and --set-file flags. See Linkerd Jaeger Readme for a full list of configurable fields.

√ collector and jaeger service account exists

Example failure:

× collector and jaeger service account exists
    missing ServiceAccounts: collector
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-jaeger-sc-exists for hints

Ensure the linkerd-jaeger ServiceAccounts exist:

$ kubectl -n linkerd-jaeger get serviceaccounts
NAME               SECRETS   AGE
collector          1         23m
jaeger             1         23m

Also ensure you have permission to create ServiceAccounts in the linkerd-jaeger namespace:

$ kubectl -n linkerd-jaeger auth can-i create serviceaccounts
yes

√ collector config map exists

Example failure:

× collector config map exists
    missing ConfigMaps: collector-config
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-jaeger-oc-cm-exists for hints

Ensure the Linkerd ConfigMap exists:

$ kubectl -n linkerd-jaeger get configmap/collector-config
NAME             DATA   AGE
collector-config   1      61m

Also ensure you have permission to create ConfigMaps:

$ kubectl -n linkerd-jaeger auth can-i create configmap
yes

√ jaeger extension pods are injected

× jaeger extension pods are injecteds
    could not find proxy container for jaeger-6f98d5c979-scqlq pod
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-jaeger-pods-injections for hints

Ensure all the jaeger pods are injected

$ kubectl -n linkerd-jaeger get pods
NAME                               READY   STATUS      RESTARTS   AGE
collector-69cc44dfbc-rhpfg         2/2     Running     0          11s
jaeger-6f98d5c979-scqlq            2/2     Running     0          11s
jaeger-injector-6c594f5577-cz75h   2/2     Running     0          10s

Make sure that the proxy-injector is working correctly by running linkerd check

√ jaeger extension pods are running

× jaeger extension pods are running
    container linkerd-proxy in pod jaeger-59f5595fc7-ttndp is not ready
    see https://linkerd.io/checks/#l5d-viz-pods-running for hints

Ensure all the linkerd-jaeger pods are running with 22

$ kubectl -n linkerd-jaeger get pods
NAME                               READY   STATUS   RESTARTS   AGE
jaeger-injector-548684d74b-bcq5h   2/2     Running   0          5s
collector-69cc44dfbc-wqf6s         2/2     Running   0          5s
jaeger-6f98d5c979-vs622            2/2     Running   0          5sh

Make sure that the proxy-injector is working correctly by running linkerd check