New microK8s cluster, dashboard fails when starting out

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Setup a 3 node cluster with microk8s, seems like a snap.

However when I try and access the dashboard, the pod hosting it fails and dies. When I do get there, I don't get the dashboard, but rather just a short webpage stating

Commands run (from

token=$(microk8s kubectl -n kube-system get secret | grep default-token | cut -d " " -f1)


microk8s kubectl port-forward -n kube-system service/kubernetes-dashboard 10443:443

Port forward looks to go through:

Forwarding from -> 8443
Forwarding from [::1]:10443 -> 8443

However when I point my browser to, it just has plain text of

Client sent an HTTP request to an HTTPS server.

Meanwhile terminal is saying:

Handling connection for 10443
E0125 16:15:45.043397 2738902 portforward.go:406] an error occurred forwarding 10443 -> 8443: error forwarding port 8443 to pod 69268e410d1975746deff3a9a077bcf71493f8a7dbfe4402e30c935410764a36, uid : failed to execute portforward in network namespace "/var/run/netns/cni-0cae42ed-69d7-e3fe-91dd-b064b1c9b3a6": read tcp4> read: connection reset by peer
E0125 16:15:45.043763 2738902 portforward.go:234] lost connection to pod

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