Kong Load Balancer on a Rancher Cluster returns 503

Hi all,

We recently moved from a kubernetes cluster generated via kops to a cluster generated by rancher. We installed our apps as well as the ingress controller that manages them and all works fine. We then went to deploy kong, but the YAMLs that we have been using in our kops clusters don’t seem to work. From the logs, it looks like kong is running properly, but the health checks for the AWS NLB are failing in the rancher cluster. This is the YAML definition for the Kong Kubernetes (LoadBalancer) Service, which creates the AWS NLB. Anything obvious that we are doing wrong?

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
    service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-backend-protocol: tcp
    service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-connection-idle-timeout: "3600"
    service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-proxy-protocol: "*"
    service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-ssl-ports: "443,8443"
    service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-type: nlb
  name: kong-proxy
  namespace: kong
  externalTrafficPolicy: Local
  - name: proxy-ssl
    port: 443
    protocol: TCP
    targetPort: 8443
    app: ingress-kong
  type: LoadBalancer

I’ve tried hitting the health check endpoint for a node that has a kong pod running on it and I get this as the response

HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable
Content-Length: 88
Content-Type: application/json
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:26:52 GMT
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff

    "localEndpoints": 0,
    "service": {
        "name": "kong-proxy",
        "namespace": "kong"

Can you share the deployment of Kong?
Also, how did you install Kong? YAML manifests (if yes, from where?) or Helm chart (if yes, what values.yaml)?
I’m not sure where that 503 is coming from.