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Improve QA related server room management, consistent naming and tagging size:M

Added by okurz about 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Description

Motivation

Different ideas to improve, from #102650#note-25

Acceptance criteria

  • AC1: Every machine in rack 1-4 is updated with consistent names and tags
  • AC2: Only physical entities show up in racks as separate units (VMs as "empty boxes")

Ideas

  1. The "common name" of any server or active component should be including a suffix .qa.suse.de, this is what we have in most machines. We have that added in some machines rack 1 already
  2. There are some differing "tags", e.g. the "Usage Type" which can be "Testing"/"Development"/"Production". We suggest to avoid "Development" and use "Production" for machines that we expect to be "mostly up", e.g. qanet, qamaster, etc., or anything that is maintained by SUSE QE Tools. All bare-metal testing machines should then be "Testing"
  3. We wonder about if grenache-4 and grenache-5 even still exist. Also what about grenache-2, grenache-3? We tried to access an HMC but neither powerhmc1.arch.suse.de nor powerhmc2.arch.suse.de are reachable. We tried over novalink on grenache. With command pvmctl lpar list we found grenache-1 through grenache-8. We found for some other machines that only "free slots" are used. -> Based on https://suse.slack.com/archives/C029APBKLGK/p1649246680601499?thread_ts=1649241786.564629&cid=C029APBKLGK I could make that look proper by deleting all objects except for the first within the server chassis and now we have 3 free slots showing up

Out of scope

Physically visiting machines (if that would be necessary please ask colleagues that do have access)


Related issues 2 (0 open2 closed)

Copied from openQA Infrastructure - action #102650: Organize labs move to new building and SRV2 size:MResolvednicksinger2021-11-182022-05-27

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Copied to openQA Infrastructure - action #110521: Improve QA related server room management, network topology and configuration size:MResolvedokurz2022-05-02

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Actions #1

Updated by okurz about 2 years ago

  • Copied from action #102650: Organize labs move to new building and SRV2 size:M added
Actions #2

Updated by okurz about 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
Actions #3

Updated by okurz about 2 years ago

  • Copied to action #110521: Improve QA related server room management, network topology and configuration size:M added
Actions #4

Updated by okurz about 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Improve QA related server room management to Improve QA related server room management, consistent naming and tagging size:M
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from New to Workable
Actions #5

Updated by okurz almost 2 years ago

  • Tags set to next-office-day
  • Status changed from Workable to In Progress
  • Assignee set to okurz

plan to do this on 2022-08-02

Actions #6

Updated by okurz almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved

Updated relevant port entries in racktables for all three racks in N-2.2.14 with a combination of using the mac address table entries on switches and grepping for the mac addresses within https://gitlab.suse.de/qa-sle/qanet-configs/ as well as following cables. For some machines I did not see any mac address not even from the management ports. Those machines should be checked, e.g. quinn-sp. But I could ping quinn-sp.qa and ipmi control it so I guess it's ok. Also it helped in some cases to shortly unplug the cable and replug to see a new MAC entry. Both ACs are covered now for SRV2 and N-2.2.14

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