Author Archives: Loic Dachary

Scaling out the Ceph community lab

Ceph integration tests are vital and expensive. Contrary to unit tests that can be run on a laptop, they require multiple machines to deploy an actual Ceph cluster. As the community of Ceph developers expands, the community lab needs to … Continue reading

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Sorting Ceph backport branches

When there are many backports in flight, they are more likely to overlap and conflict with each other. When a conflict can be trivially resolved because it comes from the context of a hunk, it’s often enough to just swap … Continue reading

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Ceph integration tests made simple with OpenStack

If an OpenStack tenant (account in the OpenStack parlance) is available, the Ceph integration tests can be run with the teuthology-openstack command , which will create the necessary virtual machines automatically (see the detailed instructions to get started). To do … Continue reading

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HOWTO setup a postgresql server on Ubuntu 14.04

In the context of the teuthology (the integration test framework for Ceph, there needs to be a PostgreSQL available, locally only, with a single user dedicated to teuthology. It can be setup from a new Ubuntu 14.04 install with: sudo … Continue reading

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restoring an OpenStack ssh public key

When a ssh private key is obtained from OpenStack via openstack keypair create foobar > foobar.pem the matching public key is stored in the OpenStack tenant. If it is later deleted with openstack keypair delete foobar it can be restored … Continue reading

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oneliner to deploy teuthology on OpenStack

Note: this is obsoleted by Ceph integration tests made simple with OpenStack The teuthology can be installed as a dedicated OpenStack instance on OVH using the OpenStack backend with: nova boot \ –image ‘Ubuntu 14.04′ \ –flavor ‘vps-ssd-1′ \ –key-name … Continue reading

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Running your own Ceph integration tests with OpenStack

Note: this is obsoleted by Ceph integration tests made simple with OpenStack The Ceph lab has hundreds of machines continuously running integration and upgrade tests. For instance, when a pull request modifies the Ceph core, it goes through a run … Continue reading

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configuring ansible for teuthology

As of July 8th, 2015, teuthology (the Ceph integration test software) switched from using Chef to using Ansible. To keep it working, two files must be created. The /etc/ansible/hosts/group_vars/all.yml file with: modify_fstab: false The modify_fstab is necessary for OpenStack provisioned … Continue reading

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Public OpenStack providers useable within the hour

The OpenStack marketplace provides a list of OpenStack public clouds, a few of which enable the user to launch an instance at most one hour after registration. Enter Cloud Suite has a 2GB RAM, 2 CPU, 40GB Disk instance for … Continue reading

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Setting a custom name server on an OpenStack instance

In an OpenStack tenant that is not allowed to create a network with neutron net-create, the name server can be set via cloudinit. The resolv-conf module although documented in the examples is not always available. It can be worked around … Continue reading

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