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From Jean-Marc Spaggiari <jean-m...@spaggiari.org>
Subject Re: Wanted your thoughts on Rolling Upgrade Testing in HBase
Date Sat, 30 Mar 2013 13:04:25 GMT
Hi Aleks,

I'm totally +1 with that too!

With all the coming releases (0.95, 0.96 and 0.98) it might be a very
good idea to have a way to make those tests automatic!

Tracking issues and reporting them correctly over the rolling upgrade
might be a challenge, but the end results is a big add to the

There will be many things to test in the upgrade, and many scenarios.
How are you going to start the thinking on that? Is there a shared
google document where you have start to put all the ideas/design
around that?


2013/3/29 Lars Hofhansl <lhofhansl@yahoo.com>:
> Yes please. If possible it could also include a rolling downgrade.
> Aleksandr Shulman <aleks@cloudera.com> wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I'd like to propose a potential solution to testing HBase Rolling Upgrade
>>between minor versions of HBase. It would be great to get feedback.
>>This is a tricky feature and it would be really strengthen our trust with
>>the product users if we can show that it is stable and correct (e.g. no
>>loss of data). The best way to do that is with a test framework that allows
>>for repeatability, transparency, and reporting.
>>It would be great to see us all agree on what should be supported during a
>>rolling upgrade and work towards it using this test framework.
>>To that end, I have a few goals in mind:
>>-Integration test should be able to trigger a rolling upgrade of an
>>existing cluster, regardless of how it is set up
>>-It should be extensible enough so that it can be extended to support
>>different ways of setting up HBase (tarballs, packages, parcels, or any
>>other formats that are relevant)
>>-It should be able to report results of various testing operations
>>-It should be easy to add new tests to the suite, particularly by those who
>>have only passing familiarity with rolling upgrade
>>-These tests should be first-class citizens WRT other tests
>>-Should standardize what the minimum set of services is for a rolling
>>upgrade (e.g. master, backup master, 2 regionservers, zk, etc.)
>>-Should support both secure and insecure rolling upgrade
>>*Potential Solution:*
>>I propose using IntegrationTest to bind to an existing remote cluster. It
>>would be able to perform the rolling upgrade steps while running tests over
>>a cluster that is already in place.
>>At a high level, we would first agree on and create a standard workflow for
>>upgrading a cluster. Then, we would work on using IntegrationTest to run
>>tests (e.g. insert data, do mapreduce over hbase jobs, etc.) while the
>>cluster is in flux. The challenge would be adding code that will handle
>>specific cluster setups (e.g. tarballs vs. packages vs. parcels), but we
>>can abstract it away.
>>Please let me know what you think about this idea and if you'd like to work
>>together to accomplish this goal.
>>Best Regards,
>>Aleks Shulman

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