Bug 1523807 - The readiness probe defined for the Elasticsearch pods in aggregated logging prevents cluster recovery
Summary: The readiness probe defined for the Elasticsearch pods in aggregated logging ...
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Logging
Version: 3.6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: 3.6.z
Assignee: Jan Wozniak
QA Contact: Anping Li
: 1523808 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 1510697
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Reported: 2017-12-08 18:58 UTC by Jeff Cantrill
Modified: 2018-01-23 17:59 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: No Doc Update
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Clone Of: 1510697
Last Closed: 2018-01-23 17:59:00 UTC
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Github openshift origin-aggregated-logging pull 834 None closed Automated cherry-pick of #812 on release-3.6 2020-03-03 16:44:40 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:0113 normal SHIPPED_LIVE OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 and 3.6 bug fix and enhancement update 2018-01-23 22:55:59 UTC

Description Jeff Cantrill 2017-12-08 18:58:40 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1510697 +++

The current readiness probe will not declare an ES pod ready until the cluster reaches a "yellow" state, and the ES pod's SearchGuard index is properly initialized.

The ES pod is also given a 10 minute timeout for the recreate strategy deployment.

If an ES pod does not become ready within that 10 minutes, the ES pod is killed.

This behavior is bad as is prevents long-running recoveries from taking place.

For example, if one of the ES pod's PVs were lost for some reason, or if a new ES pod is added to a cluster with no room left on its PVs, it can much longer for 10 minutes for Elasticsearch to relocate shards to the new PVs.

If the recreate strategy kills the pod before this can be accomplish, the Elasticsearch instance will never come up.

--- Additional comment from Rich Megginson on 2017-11-07 21:48:07 EST ---

We need a much longer default timeout?  What about 24 hours?

--- Additional comment from Peter Portante on 2017-11-07 22:11:00 EST ---

I believe the readiness probe is not being applied correctly.

What does it mean to be "not-ready"?  The intention is an ES pod does not participate in the Elasticsearch "service" until that the ES pod is ready.  But that has nothing to do with the formation of an Elasticsearch cluster and the internal housing keeping that has to be performed to get ready.  So the readiness check ends up causing the deployment to be killed when it was actually deployed successfully and doing what it was supposed to do. 

There will be times when 24 hours might not be enough time depending on the size of the data sets in play during a recovery.

Instead, I think we need to leverage the notion of client, master, and data nodes here as Anton has been suggesting now for a while applying appropriate readiness probes for each.

Master nodes would be one DC with a replica count, with each "readiness" probe just being that the Java process is up and running and responding to HTTPS requests.  Master nodes would use a Java HEAP matching the pod memory limits since it does not handle on-disk data.

Data nodes would be one DC per PV as they are today, each with a simple readiness probe that it is responding to HTTPS requests.

Client nodes would be one DC with a replica count, Java HEAP matching the pod memory limits since they also don't handle data, with each "readiness" probe verifying that the client has joined the cluster properly.  I don't think readiness probes should reflect the state of the cluster, as ES clients get that information in response to API requests.

--- Additional comment from Jan Wozniak on 2017-12-05 10:51:37 EST ---

Peter, which part of the readiness probe checks for the ES "yellow" state? Or is it meant transitively that ES run script tries to insert index_templates and SG files and they do not get inserted into a red state index, therefore, readiness probe is unable to fetch them?

--- Additional comment from Jeff Cantrill on 2017-12-05 11:46:33 EST ---

Backport to 3.7->3.6

--- Additional comment from openshift-github-bot on 2017-12-08 12:37:53 EST ---

Commits pushed to master at https://github.com/openshift/origin-aggregated-logging

Bug 1510697 - Simplify ES readiness probe


Merge pull request #812 from wozniakjan/bz1510697/simplify_es_rp

Automatic merge from submit-queue.

Bug 1510697 - Simplify ES readiness probe

Comment 1 Jeff Cantrill 2017-12-08 19:00:30 UTC
*** Bug 1523808 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Anping Li 2017-12-18 09:33:49 UTC
The fix have been merged to logging-elasticsearch/images/v3. and works.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2018-01-23 17:59:00 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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