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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-9386) DS template copies don’t get deleted in VMware ESXi with multiple clusters and zone wide storage
Date Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:16:20 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on CLOUDSTACK-9386:

Github user serg38 commented on the issue:
    @rafaelweingartner @jburwell This PR seems to be ready for merging as well

> DS template copies don’t get deleted in VMware ESXi with multiple clusters and zone
wide storage
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-9386
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: VMware
>    Affects Versions: 4.9.0
>            Reporter: Nicolas Vazquez
>            Assignee: Nicolas Vazquez
>             Fix For:,
> h3. Introduction
> In some production environments with multiple clusters it was noticed that unused templates
were consuming too much storage. It was discovered that template cleanup was not deleting
marked templates on ESXi.
> h3. Description of the problem
> Suppose we have multiple clusters {{(c1, c2,...,cN)}} on a data center and template {{T}}
from which we deploy vms on {{c1}}.
> Suppose now that we expunge those vms, and there's no other vm instance from template
{{T}}, so this was the actual workflow:
> # CloudStack marks template for cleanup after {{storage.cleanup.interval}} seconds, by
setting {{marked_for_gc = 1}} on {{template_spool_ref}} table, for that template.
> # After another {{storage.cleanup.interval}} seconds a {{DestroyCommand}} will be sent,
to delete template from primary storage
> # On {{VmwareResource}}, command is processed, and it first picks up a random cluster,
say {{ci != c1}} to look for vm template (using volume's path) and destroy it. But, as template
was on {{c1}} it cannot be found, so it won't be deleted. Entry on {{template_spool_ref}}
is deleted but not the actual template on hypervisor side.
> h3. Proposed solution
> We propose a way to attack problem shown in point 3, by not picking up a random cluster
to look for vm but using vSphere data center. This way we make sure vm template will be deleted
in every case, and not depending on random cluster selection

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