This section describes how to use kayobe to simplify post-deployment administrative tasks.
Reconfiguring Containerised Services¶
When configuration is changed, it is necessary to apply these changes across the system in an automated manner. To reconfigure the overcloud, first make any changes required to the configuration on the control host. Next, run the following command:
(kayobe) $ kayobe overcloud service reconfigure
In case not all services’ configuration have been modified, performance can be
improved by specifying Ansible tags to limit the tasks run in kayobe and/or
kolla-ansible’s playbooks. This may require knowledge of the inner workings of
these tools but in general, kolla-ansible tags the play used to configure each
service by the name of that service. For example:
--tags to specify kayobe tags and
--kolla-tags to specify kolla-ansible tags. For example:
(kayobe) $ kayobe overcloud service reconfigure --tags config --kolla-tags nova,ironic
Upgrading Containerised Services¶
Containerised control plane services may be upgraded by replacing existing containers with new containers using updated images which have been pulled from a registry or built locally. If using an updated version of Kayobe or upgrading from one release of OpenStack to another, be sure to follow the kayobe upgrade guide. It may be necessary to upgrade one or more services within a release, for example to apply a patch or minor release.
To upgrade the containerised control plane services:
(kayobe) $ kayobe overcloud service upgrade
As for the reconfiguration command, it is possible to specify tags for Kayobe and/or kolla-ansible:
(kayobe) $ kayobe overcloud service upgrade --tags config --kolla-tags keystone
Destroying the Overcloud Services¶
This step will destroy all containers, container images, volumes and data on the overcloud hosts.
To destroy the overcloud services:
(kayobe) $ kayobe overcloud service destroy --yes-i-really-really-mean-it
Deprovisioning The Cloud¶
This step will power down the overcloud hosts and delete their nodes’ instance state from the seed’s ironic service.
To deprovision the overcloud:
(kayobe) $ kayobe overcloud deprovision
Deprovisioning The Seed VM¶
This step will destroy the seed VM and its data volumes.
To deprovision the seed VM:
(kayobe) $ kayobe seed vm deprovision
Saving Overcloud Service Configuration¶
It is often useful to be able to save the configuration of the control plane services for inspection or comparison with another configuration set prior to a reconfiguration or upgrade. This command will gather and save the control plane configuration for all hosts to the ansible control host:
(kayobe) $ kayobe overcloud service configuration save
The default location for the saved configuration is
but this can be changed via the
output-dir argument. To gather
configuration from a directory other than the default
/etc/kolla, use the
Generating Overcloud Service Configuration¶
Prior to deploying, reconfiguring, or upgrading a control plane, it may be
useful to generate the configuration that will be applied, without actually
applying it to the running containers. The configuration should typically be
generated in a directory other than the default configuration directory of
/etc/kolla, to avoid overwriting the active configuration:
(kayobe) $ kayobe overcloud service configuration generate --node-config-dir /path/to/generated/config
The configuration will be generated remotely on the overcloud hosts in the
specified directory, with one subdirectory per container. This command may be
kayobe ovecloud service configuration save to gather the
generated configuration to the ansible control host.
Checking Network Connectivity¶
In complex networking environments it can be useful to be able to automatically check network connectivity and diagnose networking issues. To perform some simple connectivity checks:
(kayobe) $ kayobe network connectivity check
Note that this will run on the seed, seed hypervisor, and overcloud hosts. If
any of these hosts are not expected to be active (e.g. prior to overcloud
deployment), the set of target hosts may be limited using the
Running Kayobe Playbooks on Demand¶
In some situations it may be necessary to run an individual Kayobe playbook.
Playbooks are stored in
<kayobe repo>/ansible/*.yml. To run an arbitrary
(kayobe) $ kayobe playbook run <playbook> [<playbook>]
Running Kolla-ansible Commands¶
To execute a kolla-ansible command:
(kayobe) $ kayobe kolla ansible run <command>
Dumping Kayobe Configuration¶
The Ansible configuration space is quite large, and it can be hard to determine
the final values of Ansible variables. We can use Kayobe’s
configuration dump command to view individual variables or the variables
for one or more hosts. To dump Kayobe configuration for one or more hosts:
(kayobe) $ kayobe configuration dump
The output is a JSON-formatted object mapping hosts to their hostvars.
We can use the
--var-name argument to inspect a particular variable or the
--hosts arguments to view a variable or variables for a
specific host or set of hosts.