BAND-AID for OOM issues with TripleO manual deployments
Tags: tripleo, openstack August 23, 2016
free -m from your Undercloud or Overcloud nodes and
getting some output like:
[[email protected]]$ free -m total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 7668 5555 219 1065 1893 663
And as in the example there is no reference pointing to the swap memory size and/or usage, you might not be using swap in your TripleO deployments, to enable it, just have to follow two steps.
First in the Undercloud, when deploying stacks you might find that heat-engine (4 workers) takes lot of RAM, in this case for specific usage peaks can be useful to have a swap file. In order to have this swap file enabled and used by the OS execute the following instructions in the Undercloud:
#Add a 4GB swap file to the Undercloud sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=4194304 sudo mkswap /swapfile #Turn ON the swap file sudo chmod 600 /swapfile sudo swapon /swapfile #Enable it on start echo "/swapfile swap swap defaults 0 0" | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab
Also when deploying the Overcloud nodes the controller might face some RAM usage peaks, in which case, create a swap file in each Overcloud node by using an already existing “extraconfig swap” template.
To achieve this second part, we just need to use the environmental file that loads the swap template in the resource registry when deploying the overcloud.
Now, deploy your Overcloud as usual i.e.:
cd openstack overcloud deploy \ --libvirt-type qemu \ --ntp-server pool.ntp.org \ --templates /home/stack/tripleo-heat-templates \ -e /home/stack/tripleo-heat-templates/overcloud-resource-registry-puppet.yaml \ -e /home/stack/tripleo-heat-templates/environments/enable-swap.yaml \ -e /home/stack/tripleo-heat-templates/environments/puppet-pacemaker.yaml
Bye bye OOM’s!!!!