How to delete Cluster stuck in provisioning state

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Rancher 2.6.x


A newly created RKE cluster does not advance past provisioning state. Unable to delete cluster from Rancher Gui.
Message "Unable to communicate with etcd control plane" is returned.


kubectl get  # find the cluster you want to delete

export CLUSTERID="c-xxxxxxxxx" #

kubectl patch $CLUSTERID -p '{"metadata":{"finalizers":[]}}' --type=merge

kubectl delete $CLUSTERID



Newly created RKE Cluster does not advance past provisioning state


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  • Document ID:000020997
  • Creation Date: 01-Mar-2023
  • Modified Date:16-May-2023
    • SUSE Rancher

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