Troubleshooting & Fixing Readiness and Liveness probe issue in Azure AKS

We are facing issues with Liveness and readiness. When we deploy the application in the Kubernetes cluster, it goes to Crashloopbackoff.   

Here I explained how we solve this issue.  

A liveness probe sends a signal to the container is either alive (passing) or dead (failing). If the container is alive, then the current state is good. If the container is dead, it attempts to heal the application by restarting it.  

Readiness probes to know whether the container being probed is ready to start receiving network traffic. If our container enters a state where it is still alive but cannot handle incoming network traffic, it will not send network traffic to a container that isn’t ready. 

In our case, we are using the Httpget call for Liveness and readiness, as shown in the above snip. For this, we got an Error for the pod to get started and went crashloopbackoff; we tried to increase initialdelayseconds and period seconds also, but it was no use; we got the same Error.

For This issue, we use an alternative solution. Instead of httpGet, we use tcpSocket for liveness and readiness and increase initialdelayseconds and period seconds; it worked because we are using reverse-proxy sidecar in front of the app in the same pod, and we use the default.conf file, in this file, we add configuration of proxy details, virtual host details, and probe file location where it is placed in the container.

So, this is the way we resolve the issue.

Cloud Engineer

Gabriel Chutuape

A technology enthusiast passionate about automation, Gabriel Chutuape is a Cloud Engineer at ISmile Technologies. He’s part of the ISmile Technologies Cloud enablement team that help customers to design/solution/project engineering, integrating and implementing infrastructure technologies & services.

CLOUD Engineer

Gopi Krishna

I’m working as Cloud DevOps Engineer. Expertise in technologies of Kubernetes, cloud services and cloud-native services, and DevOps technologies in various clouds.

Liked what you read !

Please leave a Feedback

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related articles you may would like to read

Reducing E-waste: Strategies for Proper Disposal and Recycling of Electronic Equipment

Calculate Your DataOps ROI with Ease!

Simplify your decision-making process with the DataOps ROI Calculator, optimize your data management and analytics capabilities.

Calculator ROI Now!

Don't Miss Out on This Exclusive Webinar!

Discover how to optimize your IT operations and drive business success with our exclusive webinar.

Register Now


Know the specific resource requirement for completing a specific project with us.


Keep yourself updated with the latest updates about Cloud technology, our latest offerings, security trends and much more.


Gain insights into latest aspects of cloud productivity, security, advanced technologies and more via our Virtual events.

ISmile Technologies delivers business-specific Cloud Solutions and Managed IT Services across all major platforms maximizing your competitive advantage at an unparalleled value.

Request a Consultation

Strategies for Optimizing Your IT Operations

Learn the latest strategies for optimizing your IT operations and driving business success. Register now to gain insights from industry experts and start implementing effective solutions.