[Openstack] Migrate volume from Essex to Folsom
fernandezpablo85 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 4 17:02:19 UTC 2013
I also found that the blocking_device_mapping table only contains entries
for the volumes that are "in-use".
Since we're planning a less transparent cloud migration, with detached
volumes seems I don't have to copy this information. The only change needed
is to copy the volumes_* info and perform the id translation in between
(from ints to UUIDs). Am I right?
On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM, pablo fernandez
<fernandezpablo85 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Leandro, Brano,
> I'm effectively migrating only the openstack installation, the DFM remains
> the same. However, if I read Brano's email correctly, besides migrating the
> information on openstack DB I also have to change metadata that DFM, is
> that right?
> Here's an example of a volume I have on Essex right now:
> And here's what DFM returns for that volume's LUN:
> Is moving the data just from Essex db to Folsom safe in this case?
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Leandro Reox <leandro.reox at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On folsom the block_device_mappings table its on novadb too, i totally
>> miss the Brano's recommendation of uuid conversion and metadata, asumming
>> that you hit the same dfm.
>> We had to do that a couple of times, but generally as all our vms are
>> stateless, we create them on the "new" cloud, and replicate the content,
>> via sharding replicas or other mechanism, without intervention
>> On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Brano Zarnovican <zarnovican at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:24 PM, pablo fernandez
>>> <fernandezpablo85 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Hi list!
>>> > Any advice on this? Has somebody already tried it (and hopefully
>>> We did this migration "in-place". On day D, we dumped Essex
>>> Openstack/DFM DB and restored in Folsom. I have created a patch for
>>> Folsom Netapp driver to recognize Essex volumes/snapshots.
>>> I assume that both your clouds are hitting the same DFM. Otherwise,
>>> you would have to migrate entries not only between Openstack DB, but
>>> DFM DB, too. Would be painful..
>>> Folsom Netapp driver has added some meta-data to Openstack datasets
>>> (in DFM), so Folsom will not recognize DFM datasets created in Essex
>>> (and hence all Essex LUNs would be invisible). I have added that
>>> meta-data manually with the attached script.
>>> Volume is identified by (host, provider_location). Host is the one
>>> running nova-volume, provider_location is an object id in DFM db.. eg
>>> ("mgmt-netapp.example.com", 7574).
>>> So if you are using the same DFM, provider_location won't change, but
>>> you host probably would.
>>> Problem would be that you need to migrate id from decimal to UUIDs. In
>>> my case, this was done in Openstack DB as part of that in-place
>>> migration. The mapping is stored in new table "volume_id_mappings".
>>> Same comments apply also to snapshots. However, because of this UUID
>>> change, volumes names (LUNs on Netapp) are expected in different
>>> That was the reason for driver patch, so I did not have to rename
>>> existing LUNs on Netapp and DFM.
>>> It's almost easier to create all volumes in Folsom and dd the content ;-)
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