Kube-apiserver is not coming up with error "timed out waiting for port :6443 and :6080"

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • OCP IPI installation on RHV failed with kube-apiserver crashloop timed out waiting for port :6443 and :6080 to be released
  • kube-apiserver pod restarts multiple times and it's in exited status.
  • kube-apiserver is not coming up and all oc commands get failed with the below error.
The connection to the server api-int.rhvipi.ocp.example.com:6443 was refused - did you specify the right host or port?


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
    • 4.5

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