Tunables for Dell R630s for use when deploying OVS+DPDK
# OSP 10/11 DPDK Tunables
# R630 NUMA locality – CPUs
# node 0 cpus: 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
# 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
# node 1 cpus: 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23
# 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
# R630 NUMA locality – NIC
# node 0 dpdk interface – p3p1
# node 1 dpdk interface – p1p1
# NovaVcpuPinSet (OSP 10+)
# These are the cores that Nova will use for scheduling instances. Pair sibling threads together.
# Using cores from NUMA node 0 only to prevent crossing NUMA boundaries
# NeutronDpdkCoreList (OSP 10/11) OvsPmdCoreList (OSP 12+)
# This parameter configures a list of CPU cores to be used by the OVS-DPDK Poll Mode Drivers
# The first core from a CPU, should be reserved for host processes, and should be excluded from this list.
# HostIsolatedCoreList (OSP 10/11) IsolCpusList (OSP 12+)
# A set list or range of cores (and their sibling threads) to be appended to the tuned cpu-partitioning profile and isolated from the host.
# These cores will be isolated from any host processes
# Assuming you want to isolate nova cores from all system processes, NovaVcpuPinSet + NeutronDpdkCoreList = HostIsolatedCoreList
# HostCpusList (OSP 10/11) & OvsDpdkCoreList (OSP 12+)
# A list of logical cores used by OVS-DPDK processes for dpdk-lcore-mask for non-datapath operations
# These cores must be mutually exclusive from the list of cores in NeutronDpdkCoreList/OvsPmdCoreList and NovaVcpuPinSet.
# Allocate the first physical core (and sibling thread) from each NUMA node irrespective of DPDK interface NUMA locality.
# Provide the number of memory channels in the format – [allowed_pattern: “[0-9]+”]:
# Set the memory allocated for each socket:
# An array of filters used by Nova to filter a node.These filters will be applied in the order they are listed,
# so place your most restrictive filters first to make the filtering process more efficient.
# Kernel arguments for Compute node
ComputeKernelArgs: “default_hugepagesz=1GB hugepagesz=1G hugepages=32 iommu=pt intel_iommu=on”
This article documents the configuration used to configure SR-IOV in OSP 8/Liberty on Dell hardware
Compute Node Configuration
This section will outline the changes needed to configure SR-IOV on each Compute Node.
Bios Configuration on Dell Compute Nodes
First, you will need to ssh to the drac of each Compute Node. Then, type the command below to enter racadm command line.
Type the command below to enable SRIOV.
#racadm set BIOS.IntegratedDevices.SriovGlobalEnable Enabled
RAC1017: Successfully modified the object value and the change is in
To apply modified value, create a configuration job and reboot
the system. To create the commit and reboot jobs, use “jobqueue”
command. For more information about the “jobqueue” command, see RACADM
Type the command below to verify your configuration.
This tells nova that all VFs belonging to the physical interface, “p1p1“, are allowed to be passed through to VMs and belong to the neutron provider network “sriov_net1” and all VFs belonging to the physical interface, “p3p1“, are allowed to be passed through for the network “sriov_net2“.
Restart nova-compute on each compute node with the command shown below.
#systemctl restart openstack-nova-compute
Install and Enable Neutron Sriov-Agent (Compute)
Note that the sriov-agent is not required, however, we are going to install and configure it anyway.
Plotnetcfg is a Linux utility that you can use to scan the networking configuration on a server and output the configuration hierarchy to a file. Plotnetcfg is most useful when troubleshooting complex virtual networks with all sorts of bonds and bridges, the likes of which you will find on KVM nodes, or OpenStack Controller nodes.
You can install plot on RHEL/Centos as shown below.
# yum -y plotnetcfg.x86_64
You will also want to install the “dot” command which is installed with graphiz. See below.
# yum -y install graphviz.x86_64
Now that the bits and pieces are installed we can run the command below which outputs to PDF file named file.pd
# plotnetcfg | dot -Tpdf > file.pd
If you want to, you can also use “convert” to convert the PDF to a jpg. For example, I exported to jpg to embed below.
Super clean, and super easy to read and understand
Ran into issues with a deploy via RHEL OSP director, which caused our heat stack scale compute scale-out to fail.
We corrected the issue, and then attempted our deploy again. This time around, we were able to scale out by several compute nodes. However, several nodes failed to deploy properly.
After trudging through the logs for a bit we were able to find the error below in /var/log/nova-conductor.log
2016-07-25 18:34:39.453 27374 ERROR nova.scheduler.utils [req-1caa3ca0-9e13-4340-b8b2-80b1cf2f8a7f 8408462bd5a8445c9742ea4dfbc20d70 cc44dc9e68064e64899697ac610c8f06 – – -] [instance: e44e3a04-a47e-4a8e-9eb5-0037c1175e4d] Error from last host: fatmin.lab.localdomain (node c5177fbf-ae0f-49db-94f4-087537b3dd53): [u’Traceback (most recent call last):\n’, u’ File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/nova/compute/manager.py”, line 1905, in _do_build_and_run_instance\n filter_properties)\n’, u’ File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/nova/compute/manager.py”, line 2058, in _build_and_run_instance\n instance_uuid=instance.uuid, reason=six.text_type(e))\n’, u’RescheduledException: Build of instance e44e3a04-a47e-4a8e-9eb5-0037c1175e4d was re-scheduled: Port 14:18:77:3e:1a:bf is still in use.\n’]
To resolve we ran the following command, using the MAC address shown above to narrow down the search.
Below is a “Post Install Validation Checklist” that I am working on for validating an OpenStack Deployment. This is a work in progress and is sure to be missing some items. I plan to attempt to treat this post as a live document an update as I find new items to add to the checklist
On each node (compute, controller) apply post-install configurations. Ensure ssh keys for root and nova exist on all hosts
If deploying with Staypuft installer, ensure that puppet is stopped and disabled so that it does not overwrite post-install configurations
Ensure that you can upload and configure OS Images
Ensure that you can create flavors
Ensure that you can successfully provision test instances. Test with each flavor and OS Image
Provision and assign a block device from Cinder. Also ensure that you can detach and delete a block device
Create and test tenant networks
Provision and assign a floating IP from an external network for each tenant network. Ensure that connectivity is successful
Define and assign a security group to an instance, enabling at least SSH and ICMP access
Reboot of all nodes to ensure configuration persistence, document any configuration changes. Push any fixes out to nodes when necessary
Generate and test keypairs to be used for access to instances
Ensure you are able to create and delete instance snapshots
If using swift, verify that you can create object stor and upload or create files
Test Live Migration by migrating instances across each compute node