This article is about debugging out-of-memory issues with Open vSwitch with the Data Plane Development Kit (OvS-DPDK). It explains the situations in which you can run out of memory when using OvS-DPDK and it shows the log entries that are produced in those circumstances. It also shows some other log entries and commands for further debugging.
When you finish reading this article, you will be able to identify that you have an out-of-memory issue and you’ll know how to fix it. Spoiler: Usually having some more memory on the relevant NUMA node works. It is based on OvS 2.9.
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Have you ever thought about having your own cloud environment? A local cloud is one of the best things you can do to better understand all the gears that run inside a highly productive environment. How do I know that? I’ve done it! And I’m ready to show you how I did, and how you can do it too.
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In order to maximize performance of the Open vSwitch DPDK datapath, it pre-allocates hugepage memory. As a user you are responsible for telling Open vSwitch how much hugepage memory to pre-allocate. The question of exactly what value to use often arises. The answer is, it depends.
There is no simple answer as it depends on things like the MTU size of the ports, the MTU differences between ports, and whether those ports are on the same NUMA node. Just to complicate things a bit more, there are multiple overheads, and alignment and rounding need to be accounted for at various places in OVS-DPDK. Everything clear? OK, you can stop reading then!
However, if not, read on.
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Welcome back, here we will continue with the second part of my post, where we will work with Red Hat Cloudforms. If you remember, in our first post we spoke about Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 (RHOSP). In addition to the blog article, at the end of this article is also a demo video I created to show to our customers/partners how they can build a fully automated software data center.
Continue reading “Build your Software Defined Data Center with Red Hat CloudForms and Openstack – part 2”
In this blog, I would like to show you how you can create your fully software-defined data center with two amazing Red Hat products: Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat CloudForms. Because of the length of this article, I have broken this down into two parts.
As you probably know, every organization needs to evolve itself becoming a Tech Company, leveraging its own Digital Transformation, embracing or enhancing existing processes, evolving people’s mindset, people’s soft/hard skills and of course using new technologies.
Remember we are living in a digital era where if you don’t change yourself and your organization someone will disrupt your business!
So, how can I become disruptive in my business?
Well, speaking from a purely technical perspective a good approach should consider cloud technologies.
These kinds of technologies can be the first brick of your digital transformation strategy because they can grant business and technologies values.
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In an environment where OpenStack instances are automatically subscribed to Satellite, it is important that Satellite is notified of terminated instances so that is can safely delete its host record. Not doing so will:
- Exhaust the available subscriptions, leading to unsubscribed hosts not being able to apply updates and security errata.
- In the event that an emergency security errata needs to be deployed across the organization, Satellite administrators would be unable to determine if a host was either off or terminated, leading to uncertainty with their security posture.
In smaller environments, where one team is responsible for both OSP and Satellite, it’s possible to have one system administrator do this by using their administrator level access across both systems to determine which host records can be safely deleted in Satellite when the corresponding instance no longer exists.
Continue reading “Using Falcon to cleanup Satellite host records that belong to terminated OSP instances”
In Network Function Virtualization, there is a need to scale functions (VNFs) and infrastructure (NFVi) across multiple NUMA nodes in order to maximize resource usage.
In this blog, we’ll show how to configure Open vSwitch using DPDK datapath (OVS-DPDK) parameters for multiple NUMA systems, based on OVS 2.6/2.7 using DPDK 16.11 LTS.
Continue reading “OVS-DPDK Parameters: Dealing with multi-NUMA”
This post describes how to manually integrate Red Hat OpenStack 9 (RHOSP9) Cinder service with multiple pre-existing external Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 (RHCS2) clusters. The final configuration goals are to have Cinder configuration with multiple storage backends and support for creating volumes in either backend.
This post will not cover the initial deployment of OpenStack Cinder or the Ceph clusters.
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Excerpts from the original article:
“Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, the third enterprise release of Red Hat’s OpenStack offering, designed to serve as the foundation for building OpenStack-powered clouds for advanced cloud users, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting providers.
Continue reading “Repost | Red Hat Announces General Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5”
For all of the tech people heading to Portland the week of July 21, there may be a weight shift in the cybersphere. 🙂
Red Hat is a sponsor of OSCON again this year, plus for the new Open Cloud Day. If you plan to attend, be sure to attend these Red Hat sessions.
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