Verify the Neo4j cluster formation

You check the pods and services to verify that the core members have managed to form a cluster.

  1. Check that the pods are READY.

    Typically, it takes a minute or two after the pods are running. They become READY after they form a cluster. You can watch pod status changes by adding the -w option to the kubectl command (kubectl get pods -w).

    kubectl get pods
    core-1-0   1/1     Running   0          4m51s
    core-2-0   1/1     Running   0          4m25s
    core-3-0   1/1     Running   0          4m7s
  2. You can also check the logs of the pods, for example:

    kubectl exec core-2-0 -- tail /logs/neo4j.log
    2021-11-05 16:07:13.798+0000 INFO  Connected to core-2-internals.default.svc.cluster.local/ [raft version:4.0]
    2021-11-05 16:07:21.147+0000 INFO  Database 'neo4j' is waiting for a total of 3 core members...
    2021-11-05 16:07:31.245+0000 INFO  This instance bootstrapped the 'neo4j' database.
    2021-11-05 16:07:31.657+0000 INFO  Sending metrics to CSV file at /metrics
    2021-11-05 16:07:31.948+0000 INFO  Bolt enabled on
    2021-11-05 16:07:31.954+0000 INFO  Bolt (Routing) enabled on
    2021-11-05 16:07:33.852+0000 INFO  Connected to core-3-internals.default.svc.cluster.local/ [raft version:4.0]
    2021-11-05 16:07:33.858+0000 INFO  Connected to core-2-internals.default.svc.cluster.local/ [raft version:4.0]
    2021-11-05 16:07:37.956+0000 INFO  Remote interface available at http://localhost:7474/
    2021-11-05 16:07:37.956+0000 INFO  Started.
  3. Check that the services look good:

    kubectl get services
    NAME            TYPE          CLUSTER-IP      EXTERNAL-IP    PORT(S)                                        AGE
    core-1             ClusterIP     <none>         7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP                                                22h
    core-1-admin       ClusterIP   <none>         6362/TCP,7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP                                       22h
    core-1-internals   ClusterIP      None           <none>         6362/TCP,7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP,7688/TCP,5000/TCP,7000/TCP,6000/TCP   22h
    core-2             ClusterIP    <none>         7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP                                                22h
    core-2-admin       ClusterIP   <none>         6362/TCP,7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP                                       22h
    core-2-internals   ClusterIP      None           <none>         6362/TCP,7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP,7688/TCP,5000/TCP,7000/TCP,6000/TCP   22h
    core-3             ClusterIP    <none>         7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP                                                22h
    core-3-admin       ClusterIP    <none>         6362/TCP,7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP                                       22h
    core-3-internals   ClusterIP      None           <none>         6362/TCP,7687/TCP,7474/TCP,7473/TCP,7688/TCP,5000/TCP,7000/TCP,6000/TCP   22h
    kubernetes         ClusterIP     <none>         443/TCP                                                                   134d

    For more information about the Neo4j services, see Access a Neo4j cluster.