[tempest] what is a proper way to install a package into a vm instance spawned by tempest?

Lajos Katona katonalala at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 05:32:22 UTC 2020

Perhaps it's better to look at neutron-tempest-plugin:

   - Your case is more a networking issue as I see.
   - neutron-tempest-plugin has the option to use other image than cirros
   with config option advanced_image_ref and in neutron gate that is mostly
   some ubuntu (ubunt16.04 as I see in latest logs)



Roman Safronov <rsafrono at redhat.com> ezt írta (időpont: 2020. márc. 23., H,

> Actually we need such test because we are testing Openstack as a whole
> product (including Neutron+openvswitch+OVN+Nova+libvirt+Octavia etc.)
> that's why I think neutron functional test would be not enough. We are
> creating tests covering scenarios that our customers tried to use and
> encountered issues.
> For example this is a bug reported downstream on an issue happened in this
> scenario: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1707241
> There were more reported issues on similar use case and we would like to
> catch such issues before the product is released.
> Anyway, as I said this specific test runs stable in downstream CI on
> virtual multi node environments with nested virtualization. It usually runs
> with RHEL8 image but I also tried it with standard Ubuntu-18.04 guest image
> used by upstream CI gates. The only issue is that keepalive package
> installation by 'apt install' for some reason does not work when running on
> upstream gates causing the test to be skipped. I just would like to
> understand if running 'apt install/yum install' inside VMs spawned by
> upstream tempest tests is not acceptable at all or I am missing something
> (maybe proxy settings?).
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:36 PM Clark Boylan <cboylan at sapwetik.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, at 9:10 AM, Roman Safronov wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I wrote a tempest test
>> > <
>> https://review.opendev.org/#/c/710975/https://review.opendev.org/#/c/710975/)>
>> which requires keepalived to be running inside vm instance.
>> > The test tries to install keepalived package inside vm by running "apt
>> > install/yum install".
>> > However as I see in upstream gates logs this does not work while the
>> > same code works perfectly in our downstream CI using the same image.
>> >
>> > Do vm instances spawned on upstream gates during tests have a route to
>> > the internet?
>> > Is there an alternative way that I can use in order to install a
>> > package?
>> By default the tempest jobs use a cirros image. This is a very small,
>> quick to boot linux without a package manager. If you need services to be
>> running in the image typically you'll need to boot a more typical linux
>> installation. Keep in mind that nested virt isn't on by default as it isn't
>> available everywhere and has been flaky in the past. This makes these types
>> of installations very small which may make reliable VRRP testing difficult.
>> Thinking out loud here, I'm not sure how much benefit there is to testing
>> VRRP failures in this manner. Do we think that OpenStack sitting on top of
>> libvirt and OVS will somehow produce different results with VRRP than using
>> those tools as is? To put this another way: are we testing OpenStack or are
>> we testing OVS and libvirt?
>> One option here may be to construct this as a Neutron functional test and
>> run VRRP on Neutron networks without virtualization mixed in.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>> >
>> > --
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