ovirt/rhev/rhv – custom branding (web ui)

Step 1 – create a custom folder in /etc/ovirt-engine/branding

[root@rev1 branding]# ll
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 [..] 00-ovirt.brand -> /usr/share/ovirt-engine/branding/ovirt.brand
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 [..] 50-rhev-2.brand -> /usr/share/ovirt-engine/branding/rhev-2.brand
drwxr-xr-x. 3 [..] 99-custom.brand

Step 2 – copy your layout and create a ‘branding.properties’

[root@rev1 branding]# ll 99-custom.brand/
total 8
-rw-r--r--. 1 [..] branding.properties
-rw-r--r--. 1 [..] common.css
drwxr-xr-x. 2 [..] images

Step 3 – branding.properties – don’t remove the version parameter

[root@rev1 branding]# cat 99-custom.brand/branding.properties 
#style sheets.


Step 4 – my example for a common.css – we only want to replace the logo!

[root@rev1 branding]# cat 99-custom.brand/common.css 
/* LoginSectionView.ui.xml:
   app logo, positioned in the top right of login screen */
.obrand_loginPageLogoImage {
    background-image: url(images/logo.png);
    width: 137px;
    height: 44px;
    border: 0px;
    display: block;

Step 5 – restart ovirt-engine and check the sourcecode

# systemctl restart ovirt-engine
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/ovirt-engine/theme/00-ovirt.brand/welcome_style.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/ovirt-engine/theme/99-custom.brand/common.css">

SUSE Openstack Cloud – debugging sleshammer

To get a login shell during the discovery and before the nfs is mounted:


root@admin:~ # crowbarctl proposal edit provisioner default
  "id": "provisioner-default",
  "description": "Created on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:43:20 +0100",
  "attributes": {
    "provisioner": {
      "discovery": {
        "append": "DISCOVERY_ROOT_PASSWORD=replace-with-your-password"
root@admin:~ # crowbarctl proposal commit provisioner default

ceph metasearch – elasticsearch backend – part 2


  • ceph cluster (kraken release)
  • elasticsearch

The rgw syncer is only used/triggered in multisite configurations – so we need to setup a second zone for the metasearch.

environment / settings

export rgwhost=""
export elastichost=""
export realm="demo"
export zonegrp="zone-1"
export 1zone="zone1-a"
export 2zone="zone1-b" # used for metasearch
export sync_akey="$( cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' | fold -w 20 | head -n 1 )"
export sync_skey="$( cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' | fold -w 40 | head -n 1 )"
export user_akey="$( cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' | fold -w 20 | head -n 1 )"
export user_skey="$( cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' | fold -w 40 | head -n 1 )"

setup (see also part1)

create first zone
# radosgw-admin realm create --rgw-realm=${realm} --default
# radosgw-admin zonegroup create --rgw-realm=${realm} --rgw-zonegroup=${zonegrp} --endpoints=http://${rgwhost}:80 --master --default
# radosgw-admin zone create --rgw-realm=${realm} --rgw-zonegroup=${zonegrp} --rgw-zone=${1zone} --endpoints=http://${rgwhost}:80 --access-key=${sync_akey} --secret=${sync_skey} --master --default
# radosgw-admin user create --uid=sync --display-name="zone sync" --access-key=${sync_akey} --secret=${sync_skey} --system
# radosgw-admin period update --commit
# systemctl restart ceph-radosgw@rgw.${rgwhost}
create second zone
# radosgw-admin zone create --rgw-realm=${realm} --rgw-zonegroup=${zonegrp} --rgw-zone=${2zone} --access-key=${sync_akey} --secret=${sync_skey} --endpoints=http://${rgwhost}:81
# radosgw-admin zone modify --rgw-realm=${realm} --rgw-zonegroup=${zonegrp} --rgw-zone=${2zone} --tier-type=elasticsearch --tier-config=endpoint=http://${elastichost}:9200,num_replicas=1,num_shards=10
# radosgw-admin period update --commit

Restart the first radosgw and the start the second radosgw. For example:

# screen -dmS rgw2zone radosgw --keyring /etc/ceph/ceph.client.admin.keyring -f --rgw-zone=${2zone} --rgw-frontends="civetweb port=81"

Check elasticsearch for the new index:

# curl http://${elastichost}:9200/_cat/indices | grep rgw-${realm}
yellow open rgw-demo    z0UiKOOFQl682yILobYbMw 5 1 1 0 11.7kb 11.7kb

modify header/metadata

create a user

radosgw-admin user create --uid=rmichel --display-name="rmichel" --access-key=${user_akey} --secret=${user_skey}

upload some test data….

s3cmd is configured with the ${user_akey} + ${user_skey} and the ${rgwhost}:80 as the endpoint.

# s3cmd modify --add-header x-amz-meta-color:green s3://bucket1/admin.key
modify: 's3://bucket1/admin.key'
# s3cmd info s3://bucket1/admin.key
s3://bucket1/admin.key (object):
   File size: 63
   Last mod:  Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:14:55 GMT
   MIME type: text/plain
   Storage:   STANDARD
   MD5 sum:   ee40e385a45c4855bd360cfbdbd48711
   SSE:       none
   policy:    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><ListBucketResult xmlns="http://s3.amazonaws.com/doc/2006-03-01/"><Name>bucket1</Name><Prefix></Prefix><Marker></Marker><MaxKeys>1000</MaxKeys><IsTruncated>false</IsTruncated><Contents><Key>admin.key</Key><LastModified>2017-04-27T21:14:55.494Z</LastModified><ETag>&quot;ee40e385a45c4855bd360cfbdbd48711&quot;</ETag><Size>63</Size><StorageClass>STANDARD</StorageClass><Owner><ID>rmichel</ID><DisplayName>rmichel</DisplayName></Owner></Contents></ListBucketResult>
   cors:      none
   ACL:       rmichel: FULL_CONTROL
   x-amz-meta-color: green
   x-amz-meta-s3cmd-attrs: uid:0/gname:root/uname:root/gid:0/mode:33152/mtime:1493326171/atime:1493326171/md5:ee40e385a45c4855bd360cfbdbd48711/ctime:1493326171

query elasticsearch

The radosgw creates a index with the name rgw-${realm} (ref ceph.git)

In my case the url is http://${elastichost}:9200/rgw-${realm}/

# curl | python -m json.tool
    "_shards": {
        "failed": 0,
        "successful": 5,
        "total": 5
    "hits": {
        "hits": [
                "_id": "d9b0c7a5-f9e5-4c6e-a0c2-48642840c98b.14125.1:admin.key:",
                "_index": "rgw-demo",
                "_score": 0.23691465,
                "_source": {
                    "bucket": "bucket1",
                    "instance": "",
                    "meta": {
                        "content_type": "text/plain",
                        "custom": {
                            "color": "green",
                            "s3cmd-attrs": "uid:0/gname:root/uname:root/gid:0/mode:33152/mtime:1493326171/atime:1493326171/md5:ee40e385a45c4855bd360cfbdbd48711/ctime:1493326171"
                        "etag": "ee40e385a45c4855bd360cfbdbd48711",
                        "mtime": "2017-04-27T21:14:55.483Z",
                        "size": 63,
                        "x-amz-copy-source": "/bucket1/admin.key",
                        "x-amz-date": "Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:14:55 +0000",
                        "x-amz-metadata-directive": "REPLACE"
                    "name": "admin.key",
                    "owner": {
                        "display_name": "rmichel",
                        "id": "rmichel"
                    "permissions": [
                "_type": "object"
        "max_score": 0.23691465,
        "total": 1
    "timed_out": false,
    "took": 102

ceph metasearch – elasticsearch backend

Fetch zonegroup configuration (json struct)
# radosgw-admin zonegroup get > /tmp/zonegroup.json

change the tier_type to elasticsearch

Import the configuration
# radosgw-admin zonegroup set --infile /tmp/zonegroup.json
Fetch zone configuration (json struct)
# radosgw-admin zone get > /tmp/zone.json

Add the following parameter endpoint & {url} for the section tier_config

    "tier_config": [
            "key": "endpoint",
            "val": "http:\/\/"
Import the configuration
# radosgw-admin zone set --infile /tmp/zone.json


# radosgw-admin zone modify --rgw-zonegroup={zonegroup-name} --rgw-zone={zone-name} --tier-config=endpoint={url}
Update & Commit
# radosgw-admin period update --commit

to be continued… part2

Fixing ceph partition uuid or OSD data dir is not mounted





To fix the partition uuid

sgdisk --info=##partnr## -t ##partnr##:##part-uuid## /dev/##disk##

sgdisk --info=1 -t 1:4fbd7e29-9d25-41b8-afd0-062c0ceff05d /dev/sda1

Ref: /lib/udev/rules.d/95-ceph-osd.rules

ceph – setting up rbd-mirror between two ceph clusters

2x ceph cluster (aio) running centos 7.2 /w ceph jewel. Added a 2nd crush rule to both clusters:

rule rep_osd {
	ruleset 1
	type replicated
	min_size 1
	max_size 10
	step take default
	step choose firstn 0 type osd
	step emit

(ceph crush map)


Install the rbd-mirror package in both sides. Technically they can run on any host even when they are not part of the cluster.

[root@ceph01 ~]# yum install -y rbd-mirror
[root@ceph04 ~]# yum install -y rbd-mirror
[root@ceph01 ~]# rbd --cluster primary mirror pool info
Mode: disabled
[root@ceph04 ~]# rbd --cluster secondary mirror pool info
Mode: disabled

Check that the cluster name is set. All systemd unit files are including that file during the startup.

[root@ceph01 ~]# grep -i cluster /etc/sysconfig/ceph 
[root@ceph04 ~]# grep -i cluster /etc/sysconfig/ceph 

Create a key on both clusters which is able to access (rwx) the pool. (ceph authorization (caps))

[root@ceph01 ~]# ceph --cluster primary auth get-or-create client.primary mon 'allow r' osd 'allow class-read object_prefix rbd_children, allow rwx pool=rbd' -o /etc/ceph/primary.client.primary.keyring
[root@ceph04 ~]# ceph --cluster secondary auth get-or-create client.secondary mon 'allow r' osd 'allow class-read object_prefix rbd_children, allow rwx pool=rbd' -o /etc/ceph/secondary.client.secondary.keyring

Enable pool mirroring and verify that it is active.

[root@ceph01 ~]# rbd --cluster primary mirror pool enable rbd pool
[root@ceph01 ~]# rbd --cluster primary mirror pool info
Mode: pool
Peers: none
[root@ceph04 ~]# rbd --cluster secondary mirror pool enable rbd pool
[root@ceph04 ~]# rbd --cluster secondary mirror pool info
Mode: pool
Peers: none

Copy the keys and configs between the clusters. The rbd-mirror in the primary cluster requires the key from the secondary and vice versa.

[root@ceph01 ~]# scp /etc/ceph/primary.client.primary.keyring /etc/ceph/primary.conf root@ceph04:/etc/ceph/
[root@ceph04 ~]# scp /etc/ceph/secondary.client.secondary.keyring /etc/ceph/secondary.conf root@ceph01:/etc/ceph/

Enable/start the ceph-rbd-mirror – extend the unit name with the local cluster name.

[root@ceph01 ceph]# systemctl start ceph-rbd-mirror@primary
[root@ceph04 ceph]# systemctl start ceph-rbd-mirror@secondary

Add the remote cluster as a peer. Example: client.secondary represent the key name and @secondary the cluster name. That mean rbd-mirror is looking for a key like /etc/ceph/secondary.client.secondary.keyring.

[root@ceph01 ceph]# rbd --cluster primary mirror pool peer add rbd client.secondary@secondary 
[root@ceph04 ceph]# rbd --cluster secondary mirror pool peer add rbd client.primary@primary

Thats it! Now create a rbd image and activate the exclusive-lock and journaling feature. (man 8 rbd)

[root@ceph01 ceph]# rbd --cluster primary create test-1 --size 5M --image-feature exclusive-lock,journaling
[root@ceph01 ceph]# rbd --cluster primary create test-2 --size 5M --image-feature exclusive-lock,journaling

The test-1 image is active on the primary cluster, test-2 is active on the secondary cluster.

[root@ceph04 ceph]# rbd --cluster secondary mirror image demote rbd/test-1
[root@ceph01 ceph]# rbd --cluster primary mirror image promote rbd/test-1

[root@ceph01 ceph]# rbd --cluster primary mirror image demote rbd/test-2
[root@ceph04 ceph]# rbd --cluster secondary mirror image promote rbd/test-2
[root@ceph01 ceph]# rbd --cluster primary mirror pool status --verbose
health: OK
images: 2 total
    1 replaying
    1 stopped

  global_id:   ed021ec4-2a44-4b9f-9efa-10590ffcb916
  state:       up+stopped
  description: remote image is non-primary or local image is primary
  last_update: 2016-10-14 14:49:07

  global_id:   d99bbff5-14fb-4e07-a596-69e55608f14a
  state:       up+replaying
  description: replaying, master_position=[object_number=3, tag_tid=4, entry_tid=3], mirror_position=[object_number=3, tag_tid=4, entry_tid=3], entries_behind_master=0
  last_update: 2016-10-14 14:49:09

[root@ceph01 ceph]# rbd --cluster primary ls -l
test-1 5120k          2           
test-2 5120k          2      excl 
[root@ceph04 ceph]# rbd --cluster secondary mirror pool status --verbose
health: OK
images: 2 total
    1 replaying
    1 stopped

  global_id:   ed021ec4-2a44-4b9f-9efa-10590ffcb916
  state:       up+replaying
  description: replaying, master_position=[object_number=0, tag_tid=3, entry_tid=0], mirror_position=[object_number=0, tag_tid=3, entry_tid=0], entries_behind_master=0
  last_update: 2016-10-14 14:49:21

  global_id:   d99bbff5-14fb-4e07-a596-69e55608f14a
  state:       up+stopped
  description: remote image is non-primary or local image is primary
  last_update: 2016-10-14 14:49:21

[root@ceph04 ceph]# rbd --cluster secondary ls -l
test-1 5120k          2      excl 
test-2 5120k          2   

RHEV/ovirt – can’t switch SPM role – async_tasks are stucked

On the host with the SPM role

$ vdsClient -s 0 getAllTasksStatuses
{'status': {'message': 'OK', 'code': 0}, 'allTasksStatus': {'feb3aaa5-ec1c-42a6-8f17-f7c94891b43f': {'message': '1 jobs completed successfully', 'code': 0, 'taskID': '631fd441-0955-49da-9376-1cba24764aa7', 'taskResult': 'success', 'taskState': 'finished'}, 'b4fe0c6d-d458-4ed2-a9e2-2c0d41914b8f': {'message': '1 jobs completed successfully', 'code': 0, 'taskID': '67e1a2e8-3747-43fa-b0dd-fc469a6f6a02', 'taskResult': 'success',
'taskState': 'finished'}}}

On the RHEV/ovirt manager

$ for i in b4fe0c6d-d458-4ed2-a9e2-2c0d41914b8f feb3aaa5-ec1c-42a6-8f17-f7c94891b43f; do psql --dbname=engine --command="DELETE FROM async_tasks WHERE vdsm_task_id='${i}'"; done
$ for j in b4fe0c6d-d458-4ed2-a9e2-2c0d41914b8f feb3aaa5-ec1c-42a6-8f17-f7c94891b43f; do vdsClient -s 0 clearTask ${j}; done