Bug 1306541 - osad failover does not work
osad failover does not work
Product: Spacewalk
Classification: Community
Component: Clients (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Gennadii Altukhov
Red Hat Satellite QA List
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Depends On: 1217121
Blocks: sat570-triage space27
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Reported: 2016-02-11 04:04 EST by Gennadii Altukhov
Modified: 2017-09-28 14:09 EDT (History)
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Clone Of: 1217121
Last Closed: 2016-06-16 04:06:50 EDT
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Description Gennadii Altukhov 2016-02-11 04:04:01 EST
Description of problem:
osad failover does not work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Register a client against a Spacewalk Proxy server.
2. Configure multiple Spacewalk Proxies in 'serverURL' option in file /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date :


3. Set "enable_failover = 1" in file /etc/sysconfig/rhn/osad.conf
4. Stop the Spacewalk Proxy services in the first Proxy server listed in 'serverURL' by running "rhn-proxy stop" in that Spacewalk Proxy.
5. Start 'osad' service.

Actual results:
'osad' tries to connect to the first Spacewalk Proxy defined in 'serverURL' only.
After failing, 'osad' does not try to connect to any other Spacewalk Proxy server listed in 'serverURL' nor to the Spacewalk Server.
So 'osad' tries to connect to the first server in 'serverURL' only despite failover mode being enabled.

Expected results:
After failing, 'osad' iterates through the list of servers in 'serverURL' until it successfully connects to one of them:
- osad tries to connect to proxy1.
- if that fails, osad tries to connect to proxy2.
- if that fails, osad tries to connect to proxy3.
- if that fails, osad tries to connect to Spacewalk Server.
If 'osad' is not connected to the first server in 'serverURL' and such server becomes available, osad reconnects to it within 5 minutes.
Comment 1 Gennadii Altukhov 2016-02-11 04:06:23 EST
Comment 2 Gennadii Altukhov 2016-02-12 09:46:37 EST

Comment 3 Tomáš Kašpárek 2016-06-16 04:06:50 EDT
Spacewalk 2.5 was released.
Comment 4 Eric Herget 2017-09-28 14:09:59 EDT
This BZ closed some time during 2.5, 2.6 or 2.7.  Adding to 2.7 tracking bug.

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