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openQA Project - coordination #80142: [saga][epic] Scale out: Redundant/load-balancing deployments of openQA, easy containers, containers on kubernetes

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

Added by okurz 3 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Workable
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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

Copied from openQA Infrastructure - action #102650: Organize labs move to new building and SRV2 size:MResolved2021-11-182022-05-27

Copied to openQA Infrastructure - action #110521: Improve QA related server room management, network topology and configuration size:MWorkable2022-05-02

History

#1 Updated by okurz 3 months ago

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

#2 Updated by okurz 2 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#3 Updated by okurz about 2 months ago

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

#4 Updated by okurz about 2 months 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

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