[openstack-dev] [Openstack-operators] Destructive / HA / fail-over scenarios

Jorge Cardoso (Cloud Operations and Analytics, IT R&D Division) Jorge.Cardoso at huawei.com
Thu Dec 1 12:25:19 UTC 2016

Hi Timur,

You can also consider Stepler from Mirantis https://github.com/Mirantis/stepler.
I never tried it, but the documentation states: "Stepler framework is intended to provide the community with a testing framework that is capable of perform advanced scenario and destructive test cases, like batch instances launching, instances migration, services restarts and different HA-specific cases."


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Spiers [mailto:aspiers at suse.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:09 PM
To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Openstack-operators] Destructive / HA / fail-over scenarios

Timur Nurlygayanov <tnurlygayanov at mirantis.com> wrote:
> Hi OpenStack developers and operators,
> we are going to create the test suite for destructive testing of 
> OpenStack clouds. We want to hear your feedback and ideas about 
> possible destructive and failover scenarios which we need to check.
> Which scenarios we need to check if we want to make sure that some 
> OpenStack cluster is configured in High Availability mode and can be 
> published as a "production/enterprise" cluster.
> Your ideas are welcome, let's discuss the ideas of test scenarios in 
> this email thread.

I applaud the effort to boost automated testing of failure scenarios!
And thanks a lot for polling the list before starting any work on this.

Regarding the implementation, did you consider reusing Cloud 99, and if not, please could you? :-) Obviously it would be good to avoid reinventing wheels where possible.



If there are some gaps between Cloud99 and what is needed then it would be worth evaluating them in order to determine whether it makes sense to start from scratch versus simply develop Cloud99 further.

Also it would be great if you could join the #openstack-ha IRC channel where you will find friendly folks from the broader OpenStack HA sub-community who I'm sure will be happy to discuss this further.

You are also very welcome to join our weekly IRC meetings:



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