OpenShift Node is overloaded and/or using all of its memory when pods are scheduled.

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  • OpenShift Enterprise Container Platform


  • OpenShift node is invoking oom-killer
  • OpenShift node is under high cpu load
  • A pod is scheduled to the node and uses all of the nodes resources, crashing the node.
  • FailedScheduling due to X Insufficient memory or X Insufficient cpu


  • Most likely pods are getting scheduled to the nodes running with out any limits. See the following links below for more information:

Walk through on OpenShift resource management

Documentation on resource configuration

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