In Kubernetes, memory request is the amount of memory that a container is guaranteed to have available on the node where it runs. If a container exceeds its memory limit and there is no memory available in the node to allocate to it, the container may be terminated. Therefore, it is important to ensure that each container has a configured memory request to prevent unexpected termination due to out of memory errors.
To ensure each container has a configured memory request in Kubernetes, you can take the following remediation steps:
1. Update the YAML file for the deployment or pod to include a memory request for each container.
- name: my-container
2. Apply the changes to the cluster using the kubectl apply command.
kubectl apply -f deployment.yaml
3. Verify that the changes have been applied by checking the resource utilization of the containers using the kubectl top command.
kubectl top pod my-pod
By configuring memory requests, Kubernetes ensures that there is always enough memory available for the containers to run. If a container exceeds its memory limit, Kubernetes will automatically terminate and restart the container.