Distributed Config Management

When you are managing large clusters, keeping the configuration of every system up to date can be quite a challenge: new nodes are joining the cluster, old nodes need to be replaced, vPools are created and removed, ... . In Eugene and earlier versions we relied on simple config files which were located on each node. It should not come as a surprise that in large clusters it proved to be a challenge to keep the config files in sync. Sometime a clusterwide config parameter was updated while one of the nodes was…Read more …
A healthier cluster begins with OPS: the Open vStorage Health Check

A healthier cluster begins with OPS: the Open vStorage Health Check

With more and more big size Open vStorage clusters being deployed, the Open vStorage Operations (OPS) team is tasked with monitoring more servers. In the rare case there is an issue with a cluster, the OPS team wants to get a quick idea of how serious the problems is. That is why the Open vStorage OPS team added another project to the GitHub repo: openvstorage-health-check. The Open vStorage health check is a quick diagnostic tool to verify if all components on an Open vStorage node are working fine. It will for example check…Read more …