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Boris Stoyanov - some new features in Apache cloudStack

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A look at some new CloudStack features around VM deployment and configuration. These new features include: more sophisticated options for specifying pod and cluster while deploying a VM; running and retrieving diagnostics on the VR; sending additional configuration to VMs; and adding options to cleanup additional data disks when destroying a VM.

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Boris Stoyanov - some new features in Apache cloudStack

  1. 1. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue C S E U U s e r G r o u p Some new goodies in
  2. 2. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue About Me • Break Stuff @ ShapeBlue • Background: • More than 10 years in Software Development and Testing • Specialize in: • Test Management • Automated Testing • Testing Frameworks • Joined ShapeBlue and CloudStack 2016 • Committer since 2018
  3. 3. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue N e w F e a t u r e s • Deployment heuristics • Additional configuration data • Cleaning up data disks after destroying a VM • Run diagnostics on SystemVM • Get diagnostics data on SystemVM
  4. 4. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue D e p l o y m e n t h e u r i s t i c s What’s that and why do I need it? • Easy way to override current allocation logic directly
  5. 5. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue D e p l o y m e n t h e u r i s t i c s - W h a t ’ s t h a t a n d w h y d o I n e e d i t ? deployVirtualMachine() API • Host • Affinity group • Project • Account and domain • Service offering • Deployment planner • Pod • Cluster
  6. 6. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue D e p l o y m e n t h e u r i s t i c s – H o w t o u s e i ? How to use it? • UI • API deploy/start virtualmachine … podid=[id] clusterid=[id]
  7. 7. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue D e p l o y m e n t h e u r i s t i c s Demo
  8. 8. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue A d d i t i o n a l c o n f i g u r a t i o n d a t a f o r V M s Adding extra configuration to a VM • KVM – domain xml • XenServer – Using XAPI and vm-param-set key/value argument • Vmware – any additional configuration is parsed and appended to the VMX file
  9. 9. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue A d d i t i o n a l c o n f i g u r a t i o n d a t a f o r V M s - h o w t o u s e i t ? How to use it? Available in deploy and update virtual machine update virtualmachine … extraconfig=[url-encoded-settings] deploy virtualmachine … extraconfig=[url-encoded-settings]
  10. 10. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue A d d i t i o n a l c o n f i g u r a t i o n d a t a f o r V M s – S p e c i f i c s Adding extra configuration to a VM • Supported for KVM, Vmware and XenServer • enable.additional.vm.configuration • allow.additional.vm.configuration.list.[hypervisor] • It would require a VM restart to apply new settings • Settings being passed needs to be URL encoded
  11. 11. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue A d d i t i o n a l c o n f i g u r a t i o n d a t a f o r V M s Demo – Virtual machine running on KVM <memoryBacking> <hugepages /> </memoryBacking > URL encrypted: %3CmemoryBacking%3E%0D%0A++%3Chugepages% 2F%3E%0D%0A%3C%2FmemoryBacking%3E
  12. 12. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue C l e a n u p d a t a d i s k s w h e n d e s t r o y i n g a V M Adding the option to delete data disks when destroying
  13. 13. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue C l e a n u p d a t a d i s k s w h e n d e s t r o y i n g a V M How to use it? UI and API destroy virtualmachine … volumeids=[ids]
  14. 14. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue C l e a n u p d a t a d i s k s w h e n d e s t r o y i n g a V M - H o w i t w o r k s ?
  15. 15. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue C l e a n u p d a t a d i s k s w h e n d e s t r o y i n g a V M - H o w i t w o r k s ? Demo
  16. 16. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue R u n D i a g n o s t i c s • Allows the admin to troubleshoot connectivity from a SystemVM • Admin can execute {ping, traceroute and arping} from given system VM to any target address.
  17. 17. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue R u n D i a g n o s t i c s – h o w t o u s e i t • UI and API • run diagnostics ipaddress=[google.com] targetid=[ssvm-id] params[] type=[ping]
  18. 18. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue R u n D i a g n o s t i c s – h o w t o u s e i t Demo
  19. 19. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue G e t D i a g n o s t i c s D a t a What it is? • Easy way to execute scripts on SystemVMs or retrieve files from them
  20. 20. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue G e t D i a g n o s t i c s D a t a - H o w i t w o r k s Global setting which contains list of files to gather • VR – ‘diagnostics.data.vr.defaults’ “IPTABLES], [IFCONFIG], [ROUTE], /etc/dnsmasq.conf, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/haproxy.conf, /etc/hosts.conf, /etcdnsmaq-resolv.conf, /var/log/cloud.log, /var/log/routerServiceMonitor.log, /var/log/dnsmasq.log” • CPVM – ‘diagnostics.data.cpvm.defaults’ “[IPTABLES], [IFCONFIG], [ROUTE], /usr/local/cloud/systemvm/conf/agent.properties, /usr/local/cloud/systemvm/conf/consoleproxy.properties, /var/log/cloud.log” • SSVM – ‘diagnostics.data.ssvm.defaults’ “[IPTABLES], [IFCONFIG], [ROUTE], /usr/local/cloud/systemvm/conf/agent.properties, /usr/local/cloud/systemvm/conf/consoleproxy.properties, /var/log/cloud.log”
  21. 21. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue G e t D i a g n o s t i c s D a t a – h o w t o u s e i t User can also retrieve a custom file or script Example API call: get diagnosticsdata targetid=[ssvm-ip] files=/root/my-example-file Or execute a script: get diagnosticsdata targetid=[ssvm-ip] files=[script]
  22. 22. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue G e t D i a g n o s t i c s D a t a - L i m i t a t i o n s • Only supports system VMs • A working/running SSVM is required in order to create/generate the public file download URL. • The Zone where target VM is running should have at least 1 secondary storage that has a disk quota utilization of less than 95 %. • Any script that must be executed as part of this API is expected to be present in the system VM under the directory ‘/opt/cloud/bin/’
  23. 23. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue G e t D i a g n o s t i c s D a t a Demo
  24. 24. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue S a v e t h e d a t e June 13 Cloudstack User Group meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria! https://www.meetup.com/CloudStack-Bulgaria-User-Group-Meetup/ Apr 26 Cloudstack Collab conference – Florianopolis, Brazil http://br.cloudstackcollab.org/ Sep 9-12 ApacheCon, Cloudstack Collab Conference - Las Vegas, US https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/
  25. 25. C l i c k t o e d i t The Cloud Specialists ShapeBlue.com @ShapeBlue

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