Microk8s on Ubuntu Helm Problems--Tiller Wont start


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Sep 23, 2015
Hi all,
I've created a Microk8s cluster and I am running into a problem. I installed microk8s via snap on Ubuntu 20.04 ARM, and I enabled DNS, Storage and Helm. All nodes are up and seem to be working fine. The problem I am having is with Helm, more specifically with Tiller.

When I enabled helm in microk8s, I then ran microk8s.helm init
When I checked on it I see:
Screenshot 2020-11-28 153621.png

Does anyone have any idea as to what I may have done wrong?
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Mar 17, 2016
Oslo, Norway
What does 'kubectl version' give you? Just curious why you'd be running an older Helm (<3) where Tiller isn't removed. With Helm >=3, the server component Tiller is removed.
Might be related to versions used with microk8s (which i know nothing about)

Anyway, to see why the Tiller pod is getting into crash loop, check for clues in or paste the output of the following here:
- 'Kubectl -n kube-system describe <nameofthecrashingtillerpod>'
- 'kubectl get events --all-namespaces'

EDIT1: typos fixed in case ppl copy and paste into terminal :)
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