[Openstack-operators] How to handle updates of public images?

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Feb 5 17:22:23 UTC 2015

kinda tempted to suggest using some sort of like NSA project code name
generator.   Keeps it short, memorable, and unique.

Example Possible Image Names:

Lackluster Aardvark
Screaming Potato
Languid Porpoise

On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 10:45 AM, George Shuklin <george.shuklin at gmail.com>

> Updated report for 'no image' with deleted '_base' behaviour in juno (my
> previous comment was about havana):
> 1. If snapshot is removed, original image is used (image that was used for
> 1st instance to produce snapshot). Rather strange and unexpected, but nice
> (minus one headache).
> 2. If all images in chain are removed, behaviour changed:
> * hard reboot works fine (raw disks)
> * reinstallation asks for new image, seems no problem
> * rescue causes ugly problem, rendering instance completely broken (do not
> work but no ERROR state). https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bug/1418590
> I didn't test migrations yet.
> On 02/05/2015 03:09 PM, George Shuklin wrote:
>> Hello everyone.
>> We are updating our public images regularly (to provide them to customers
>> in up-to-date state). But there is a problem: If some instance starts from
>> image it becomes 'used'. That means:
>> * That image is used as _base for nova
>> * If instance is reverted this image is used to recreate instance's disk
>> * If instance is rescued this image is used as rescue base
>> * It is redownloaded during resize/migration (on a new compute node)
>> One more (our specific):
>> We're using raw disks with _base on slow SATA drives (in comparison to
>> fast SSD for disks), and if that SATA fails, we replace it (and nova
>> redownloads stuff in _base).
>> If image is deleted, it causes problems with nova (nova can't download
>> _base).
>> The second part of the problem: glance disallows to update image (upload
>> new image with same ID), so we're forced to upload updated image with new
>> ID and to remove the old one. This causes problems described above. And if
>> tenant boots from own snapshot and removes snapshot without removing
>> instance, it causes same problem even without our activity.
>> How do you handle public image updates in your case?
>> Thanks!
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