On 09/17/2014 09:03 AM, Jastrzebski, Michal wrote: > In short, what we'll need from nova is to have 100% reliable > host-health monitor and equally reliable rebuild/evacuate mechanism > with fencing and scheduler. In heat we need scallable and reliable > event listener and engine to decide which action to perform in given > situation.
Unfortunately, I don't think Nova can provide this alone. Nova only knows about whether or not the nova-compute daemon is current communicating with the rest of the system. Even if the nova-compute daemon drops out, the compute node may still be running all instances just fine. We certainly don't want to impact those running workloads unless absolutely necessary. I understand that you're suggesting that we enhance Nova to be able to provide that level of knowledge and control. I actually don't think Nova should have this knowledge of its underlying infrastructure. I would put the host monitoring infrastructure (to determine if a host is down) and fencing capability as out of scope for Nova and as a part of the supporting infrastructure. Assuming those pieces can properly detect that a host is down and fence it, then all that's needed from Nova is the evacuate capability, which is already there. There may be some enhancements that could be done to it, but surely it's quite close. There's also the part where a notification needs to go out saying that the instance has failed. Some thing (which could be Heat in the case of this proposal) can react to that, either directly or via ceilometer, for example. There is an API today to hard reset the state of an instance to ERROR. After a host is fenced, you could use this API to mark all instances on that host as dead. I'm not sure if there's an easy way to do that for all instances on a host today. That's likely an enhancement we could make to python-novaclient, similar to the "evacuate all instances on a host" enhancement that was done in novaclient. -- Russell Bryant _______________________________________________ OpenStack-dev mailing list OpenStackemail@example.com http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev