BootAndLiveMigrateServer does wrong target host selection

Bug #1734914 reported by Tom Patzig on 2017-11-28
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Bug Description

BootAndLiveMigrateServer is using rally's own function to find a migration target host.

In this function only the AZ of the instance is evaluated, to filter hosts.

This is wrong, if you have multiple aggregates and use nova's AggregateInstanceExtraSpecsFilter, e.g. to separate hosts that support live_migration and those who don't.

IMHO, the function _find_host_to_migrate can be completely skipped here and target_host should not be given in the _live_migrate function, to just let nova-scheduler make the decision on the target host, including all enabled filters.


1. Create 2 aggregates with computes in each, one aggr with metadata live_migrate=true
2. Create a flavor with property live_migrate=true
3. use rally task BootAndLiveMigrateServer

It will randomly fail, whenever it chooses a compute from the wrong aggregate.

Tom Patzig (tom-patzig) wrote :
Changed in rally:
assignee: nobody → Tom Patzig (tom-patzig)
status: New → Fix Committed

Submitter: Zuul
Branch: master

commit 290355e1855dc9821b28c1c6b82dca6584c8820d
Author: Tom Patzig <email address hidden>
Date: Wed Nov 29 12:56:45 2017 +0100

    Do not use own function to find migration target

    The nova scenarios BootServerAttachCreatedVolumeAndLiveMigrate,
    BootServerFromVolumeAndLiveMigrate, BootAndLiveMigrateServer are using
    rally's own function to find a suitable target compute host for live
    This function does not support all filters that are available and
    configured in nova. This function only filters computes on AZ level.
    For example it completely ignores flavor-aggregate mappings
    (AggregateInstanceExtraSpecsFilter). This leads to wrong target host
    selection and thus a failing live migration.
    This patch removes the function _find_host_to_migrate and the argument
    target_host that was given into the function _live_migrate.
    This leaves the target host selection completely up to nova,
    for live migration, which allows to benefit from the whole nova
    scheduler filters implementation, to find a suitable host.

    Change-Id: Ide64667a5e482b10b8935e9ebd7655c0004c6a0b
    Closes-Bug: #1734914

Changed in rally:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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