The command

weave status

reports on the current status of the weave router and IP allocator:

       Service: ipam
        Status: awaiting consensus (quorum: 2, known: 0)

The first section covers the router; see the troubleshooting guide for full details.

The ‘Service: ipam’ section displays the consensus state as well as the total allocation range and default subnet. Columns are as follows:

  • ‘Status’ - allocator state
    • ‘idle’ - no allocation requests or claims have been made yet; consensus is deferred until then
    • ‘awaiting consensus’ - an attempt to achieve consensus is ongoing, triggered by an allocation or claim request; allocations will block. This state persists until a quorum of peers are able to communicate amongst themselves successfully.
    • ‘priming’ - peer is an observer and is waiting to receive IPAM data from seeding or consensus elsewhere in the network
    • ‘ready’ - consensus achieved; allocations proceed normally
    • ‘waiting for IP range grant from peers’ - peer has exhausted its agreed portion of the range and is waiting to be granted some more
    • ‘all IP ranges owned by unreachable peers’ - peer has exhausted its agreed portion of the range but cannot reach anyone to ask for more
  • ‘Range’ - total allocation range set by --ipalloc-range
  • ‘DefaultSubnet’ - default subnet set by --ipalloc-default-subnet

Information regarding the division of the IP allocation range amongst peers and their reachability can be obtained with

$ weave status ipam
00:00:00:00:00:01(one)      349526 IPs (33.3% of total) (2 active)
00:00:00:00:00:02(two)      349525 IPs (33.3% of total)
00:00:00:00:00:03(three)    349525 IPs (33.3% of total) - unreachable!

Columns are as follows:

  • Peer Name and Nickname
  • Absolute quantity/percentage of allocation range managed by peer
  • Active - number of IP addresses in use on that peer - this is only available for the peer where you run the status command.
  • Indication of unreachability. This means that the peer is not visible (directly or indirectly) to the peer on which weave status ipam was run; whilst this could be a transient condition due to a partition, it may be because the peer has failed and needs to be removed administratively - see Starting, Stopping and Removing Peers for more details.

Seeded by Different Peers

If you see the message: IP allocation was seeded by different peers, this means that some Weave Net peers were initialized into one cluster and some into another cluster; Weave Net cannot operate in this state.

To recover, you need to eliminate the IPAM data from the affected nodes and restart. If you installed via the Kubernetes Addon, this data will be in a file under /var/lib/weave on the node - delete this file and restart the node.

For other installations, run weave reset and restart. Any existing connections to containers will be lost.