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From Marcus Sorensen <shadow...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [URGENT] KVM HA - (FW: cs 4.1 host disconnected status)
Date Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:52:25 GMT
My strong preference would be to avoid any cluster locking libraries
or similar on the agent side, if possible. I've just seen too many
clustering products that are brittle and easily deadlock-able, where
you end up having to reboot *everything* if something goes wrong on
one host.

It should be fairly straightforward to build in IPMI fencing, with
some sort of configuration timeout, into the management server.
Haven't heard from that host in 60 seconds? Power it off, move on.  We
could also track which storage types are 'HA compatible', and VMs on
those storage types would roll over to other hosts automatically
rather than getting stuck in limbo. For example, our storage plugin,
upon VM startup, communicates with the SAN and revokes access to
everyone but the server currently starting the VM. I gather the
SolidFire plugin does the same. I believe access control is  built
into the new pluggable storage architecture and implementable by
anyone.

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 1:50 AM, Marcus Sorensen <shadowsor@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know much about HA in regards to management server/agent
> connectivity, but it seems to me like this is perilous ground.  If a
> host loses connection with the management server, it seems to me that
> the management server doesn't have the resources to determine whether
> it should start HA-enabled VMs elsewhere. You could very well end up
> with VMs running in two or three places at once, corrupting them, just
> because a host failed to check in. Maybe the agent was stopped (that
> happens all the time). The management server has no fencing
> capaiblity, hence the messages "I don't know, doing nothing", are the
> correct thing to do. That doesn't seem like it's KVM specific,
> however.
>
> I'm very interested in hearing the details on how this HA was intended
> to work, or how it might be working on other platforms.  One solution
> may be to leverage the secondary storage to create locks for VMs, then
> again, when VMs can run without the agent it seems prone to deadlock
> (how does another node take over when another host has the lock, but
> the host seems down, but is actually running the vm?).
>
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 1:31 AM, Paul Angus <paul.angus@shapeblue.com> wrote:
>> I bumped this from the user list as we've just come across the same issue.
>>
>> CloudStack does not react or even change host status when contact is lost with a
KVM host.
>>
>> 2013-07-13 17:53:56,695 DEBUG [cloud.ha.AbstractInvestigatorImpl] (AgentTaskPool-1:null)
host (10.0.100.51) cannot be pinged, returning null ('I don't know')
>> 2013-07-13 17:53:56,695 DEBUG [cloud.ha.UserVmDomRInvestigator] (AgentTaskPool-1:null)
could not reach agent, could not reach agent's host, returning that we don't have enough information
>> 2013-07-13 17:53:56,695 DEBUG [cloud.ha.HighAvailabilityManagerImpl] (AgentTaskPool-1:null)
null unable to determine the state of the host.  Moving on.
>> 2013-07-13 17:53:56,695 DEBUG [cloud.ha.HighAvailabilityManagerImpl] (AgentTaskPool-1:null)
null unable to determine the state of the host.  Moving on.
>> 2013-07-13 17:53:56,695 WARN  [agent.manager.AgentManagerImpl] (AgentTaskPool-1:null)
Agent state cannot be determined, do nothing
>>
>> HA for KVM is almost useless.
>>
>> I suggest this a blocker for any release until fixed.
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Paul Angus
>> S: +44 20 3603 0540 | M: +447711418784 | T: CloudyAngus
>> paul.angus@shapeblue.com
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Koushik Das [mailto:koushik.das@citrix.com]
>> Sent: 12 July 2013 12:21
>> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
>> Subject: RE: cs 4.1 host disconnected status
>>
>> I looked at the logs and none of the existing investigators are able to determine
that the host is down. I am not sure if there is a clean way to identify if a host is down
in case of KVM. Consider the following cases:
>>
>> 1. Host is actually shutdown
>> 2. Management nic of the host is plugged out of the network but host is up and running
>>
>> There is no clean way to distinguish these cases. Cloudstack should only mark the
host as down in the first case. But not sure how one would achieve this.
>>
>> -Koushik
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Valery Ciareszka [mailto:valery.tereshko@gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 2:39 PM
>>> To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
>>> Subject: Re: cs 4.1 host disconnected status
>>>
>>> I've simulated crash again and here is the log:
>>> http://thesuki.org/temp/cs.log.txt
>>> I stripped out of there GET requests with api keys.
>>> Server was switched off at 8:36
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Koushik Das <koushik.das@citrix.com>wrote:
>>>
>>> > Looks like the KVM investigator is not able to determine the state
>>> > of the agent. Can you share the full log?
>>> >
>>> > > -----Original Message-----
>>> > > From: Valery Ciareszka [mailto:valery.tereshko@gmail.com]
>>> > > Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:47 PM
>>> > > To: users
>>> > > Subject: cs 4.1 host disconnected status
>>> > >
>>> > > Hi all.
>>> > >
>>> > > I use the following environment: CS 4.1, KVM, Centos 6.4
>>> > > (management+node1+node2), OpenIndiana NFS server as primary and
>>> > > secondary storage.
>>> > > and I have the following problem:
>>> > > If I switch one hypervisor node off via ipmi (simulate server
>>> > > crash), it
>>> > never
>>> > > goes to Disconnected status in management. Accordingly, ha-enabled
>>> > > VMs are not restarted on another hypervisor node, because it
>>> > > believes that disconnected node is still online.
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > I get following in management server logs:
>>> > >
>>> > > 2013-07-11 10:19:16,153 DEBUG [agent.transport.Request]
>>> > > (AgentManager-Handler-13:null) Seq 19-1133189098:             Processing:
>>> > >  { Ans: , MgmtId: 161603152803976, via: 19, Ver: v1, Flags: 10,
>>> > > [{"Answer":{"result":false,"details":     "Unable to ping computing
host,
>>> > > exiting","wait":0}}] }
>>> > > 2013-07-11 10:19:16,153 DEBUG [agent.transport.Request]
>>> > > (AgentTaskPool-1:null) Seq 19-1133189098: Received:  { Ans: , MgmtId:
>>> > > 161603152803976, via: 19, Ver: v1, Flags: 10, { Answer } }
>>> > > 2013-07-11 10:19:16,153 DEBUG [cloud.ha.AbstractInvestigatorImpl]
>>> > > (AgentTaskPool-1:null) host (172.16.20.241) cannot  be pinged,
>>> > > returning
>>> > null
>>> > > ('I don't know')
>>> > > 2013-07-11 10:19:16,153 DEBUG [cloud.ha.UserVmDomRInvestigator]
>>> > > (AgentTaskPool-1:null) could not reach agent, could   not reach agent's
>>> > > host, returning that we don't have enough information
>>> > > 2013-07-11 10:19:16,153 DEBUG
>>> > > [cloud.ha.HighAvailabilityManagerImpl]
>>> > > (AgentTaskPool-1:null) null unable to determine  the state of the host.
>>> > >  Moving on.
>>> > > 2013-07-11 10:19:16,153 DEBUG
>>> > > [cloud.ha.HighAvailabilityManagerImpl]
>>> > > (AgentTaskPool-1:null) null unable to determine  the state of the host.
>>> > >  Moving on.
>>> > > 2013-07-11 10:19:16,153 WARN  [agent.manager.AgentManagerImpl]
>>> > > (AgentTaskPool-1:null) Agent state cannot be           determined,
do
>>> > > nothing
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > If I power on dead node, it goes to state "Connecting" and then "Up"
>>> > > in management interface.
>>> > >
>>> > > 2013-07-11 13:57:24,311 DEBUG [cloud.host.Status] (Thread-6:null)
>>> > > Ping timeout for host 12, do invstigation
>>> > > 2013-07-11 13:58:24,315 DEBUG [cloud.host.Status] (Thread-6:null)
>>> > > Ping timeout for host 12, do invstigation
>>> > > 2013-07-11 13:59:24,320 DEBUG [cloud.host.Status] (Thread-6:null)
>>> > > Ping timeout for host 12, do invstigation
>>> > > 2013-07-11 13:59:57,239 DEBUG [cloud.host.Status]
>>> > > (AgentConnectTaskPool-5:null) Transition:[Resource state =
>>> > > Enabled, Agent event = AgentConnected, Host id = 12, name =
>>> > > ad112.colobridge.net]
>>> > > 2013-07-11 13:59:57,264 DEBUG [cloud.host.Status]
>>> > > (AgentConnectTaskPool-5:null) Agent status update: [id = 12; name
>>> > > = ad112.colobridge.net; old status = Up; event = AgentConnected;
>>> > > new
>>> > status
>>> > > = Connecting; old update count = 1285; new update count = 1286]
>>> > > 2013-07-11 14:00:50,611 DEBUG [cloud.host.Status]
>>> > > (AgentConnectTaskPool-5:null) Transition:[Resource state =
>>> > > Enabled, Agent event = Ready, Host id = 12, name =
>>> > > ad112.colobridge.net]
>>> > > 2013-07-11 14:00:50,633 DEBUG [cloud.host.Status]
>>> > > (AgentConnectTaskPool-5:null) Agent status update: [id = 12; name
>>> > > = ad112.colobridge.net; old status = Connecting; event = Ready;
>>> > > new
>>> > status =
>>> > > Up; old update count = 1286; new update count = 1287]
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > If I restart cloud-management service, dead node goes to state
>>> > > "Disconnected" in management interface.
>>> > > (there is nothing special in logs in this case)
>>> > >
>>> > > If I do nothing,  dead node could stay in "Up" state forever (I
>>> > > waited
>>> > for
>>> > > 12 hours) in management interface, throwing into logs "Agent state
>>> > > cannot be determined, do nothing"
>>> > >
>>> > > Would appreciate if someone could help/suggest how to deal with
>>> > > this problem.
>>> > >
>>> > > --
>>> > > Regards,
>>> > > Valery
>>> > >
>>> > > http://protocol.by/slayer
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>> Valery
>>>
>>> http://protocol.by/slayer
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