For the record, the reason seems to have been a lack of config file. I thought I could operate a first trial with just the defaults, but that led to the cryptic error code below. Not sure what the exact connection was.

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 3:54 PM, Chris Laux <> wrote:
Dear list members,

I am trying to deploy the official storm latest docker image to a Kubernetes cluster and failing. After pulling and starting the image, k8s flags an error on the container, exit code 13 and the only log output is a statement about the java command invocation. This happens both in nimbus and supervisor configuration with a k8s pod definition about as simple as possible. Memory is not the issue on an 15 GB instance, I presume.

So I guess my first question is: what does exit code 13 indicate?