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Bug 1354701 - [ceph-ansible] : if osd_group name is different than default than installation fails with error ' please choose an osd scenario'
Summary: [ceph-ansible] : if osd_group name is different than default than installatio...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Storage Console
Classification: Red Hat
Component: documentation
Version: 2
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
unspecified
high
Target Milestone: ---
: 2
Assignee: Anjana Suparna Sriram
QA Contact: sds-qe-bugs
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-07-12 00:55 UTC by Rachana Patel
Modified: 2016-07-15 15:11 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-07-15 15:11:48 UTC
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Description Rachana Patel 2016-07-12 00:55:17 UTC
Description of problem:
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If osd_group name is changed(not default osds) than  installation fails in task '[ceph.ceph-common | make sure an osd scenario was chosen]' eventhough OSD scenario is given 



TASK: [ceph.ceph-common | make sure an osd scenario was chosen] *************** 
failed: [magna084] => {"failed": true}
msg: please choose an osd scenario
failed: [magna085] => {"failed": true}
msg: please choose an osd scenario
failed: [magna090] => {"failed": true}
msg: please choose an osd scenario


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
==============================================================
ceph-ansible-1.0.5-23.el7scon.noarch
ceph-installer-1.0.12-3.el7scon.noarch
ceph-common-10.2.2-9.el7cp.x86_64

How reproducible:
==================
always


Steps to Reproduce:
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1. make change in group_vars/all and change group name
mon_group_name: monsmy
osd_group_name: osdsmy


make similar changes in inventory file

[root@magna044 ceph-ansible]# cat /etc/ansible/hosts
[monsmy]
magna078

[osdsmy]
magna084
magna085
magna090


and in site.yml
- hosts: monsmy
  become: True
  roles:
  - ceph-mon

- hosts: agents
  become: True
  roles:
  - ceph-agent

- hosts: osdsmy
  become: True
  roles:
  - ceph-osd


2. change group_vars/osd file as below
crush_location: false
osd_crush_location: "'root={{ ceph_crush_root }} rack={{ ceph_crush_rack }} host={{ ansible_hostname }}'"


devices:
  - /dev/sdb
  - /dev/sdc

journal_collocation: true

3. follow document and make necessary changes in group_vars/all and other config files

4. perform preflight operation on all node

5. create cluster using 
 ansible-playbook site.yml_ansible -vv -i  /etc/ansible/hosts


Actual results:
===============
TASK: [ceph.ceph-common | make sure an osd scenario was chosen] *************** 
failed: [magna084] => {"failed": true}
msg: please choose an osd scenario
failed: [magna085] => {"failed": true}
msg: please choose an osd scenario
failed: [magna090] => {"failed": true}
msg: please choose an osd scenario

FATAL: all hosts have already failed -- aborting

PLAY RECAP ******************************************************************** 
           to retry, use: --limit @/root/site_ansible.retry

magna078                   : ok=91   changed=14   unreachable=0    failed=0   
magna084                   : ok=1    changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=1   
magna085                   : ok=1    changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=1   
magna090                   : ok=1    changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=1   



REASON:
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host name is chaned to 'osdsmy' so above run will not have access to value defined in 'osds' file. Hence it fails with above error

suggested solution 1:
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make changes in doc and ask user to copy file as per osd_group_name 
- it should be  - cp group_vars/osds.sample group_vars/<osd_group_name>
not
cp group_vars/osds.sample group_vars/osds 



suggested solution 2:-
====================
make changes in code that it reads variable of 'group_vars/osds' regardless of group name

Additional info:

Comment 3 Andrew Schoen 2016-07-12 21:15:03 UTC
This is definitely a documentation issue. There would be no way to achieve the suggested solution 2, it is ansible behavior to map group names with the appropriately named file in group_vars.


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