[Users] The SPM host node is in unresponsive mode

Shu Ming shuming at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue May 15 06:14:40 UTC 2012

Some errors in service status, Is engine-notifierd critical to VDSM? Why 
did it say" pgrep: invalid user name: engine"

[root at ovirt-node1 ~]# service --status-all
/etc/init.d/ceph: ceph conf /etc/ceph/ceph.conf not found; system is not 
# Generated by ebtables-save v1.0 on Tue May 15 14:08:06 CST 2012

pgrep: invalid user name: engine
/etc/init.d/engine-notifierd is stopped
JAVA_EXECUTABLE or HSQLDB_JAR_PATH in '/etc/sysconfig/hsqldb' is set to 
a non-file.
No active sessions
On 2012-5-15 12:19, Haim Ateya wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Shu Ming"<shuming at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> To: "users at oVirt.org"<users at ovirt.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 4:56:36 AM
>> Subject: [Users] The SPM host  node is in unresponsive mode
>> Hi,
>>     I attached one host node in my engine.  Because it is the only one
>> node, it is automatically the SPM node.  And it used to run well in
>> my
>> engine.  Yesterday, some errors happened in the network work of the
>> host
>> node.  That made the node become "unresponsive" in the engine.  I am
>> sure the network errors are fixed and want to bring the node back to
>> life now.  However, I found that the only one node could not  be
>> "confirm as host been rebooted" and could not be set into the
>> maintenance mode.   The reason  given there is no active host in the
>> datacenter and SPM can not enter into maintenance mode.  It seems
>> that
>> it fell into a logic loop here.  Losting network can be quite common
>> in
>> developing environment even in production environment, I think we
>> should
>> have a way to address this problem on how to repair a host node
>> encountering network down for a while.
> Hi Shu,
> first, for the manual fence to work ("confirm host have been rebooted") you will need
> another host in the cluster which will be used as a proxy and send the actual manual fence command.
> second, you are absolutely right, loss of network is a common scenario, and we should be able
> to recover, but lets try to understand why your host remain unresponsive after network returned.
> please ssh to the host and try the following:
> - vdsClient -s 0 getVdsCaps (validity check making sure vdsm service is up and running and communicate with its network socket from localhost)
> - please ping between host and engine
> - please make sure there is no firewall on blocking tcp 54321 (on both host and engine)
> also, please provide vdsm.log (from the time network issues begun) and spm-lock.log (both located on /var/log/vdsm/).
> as for a mitigation, we can always manipulate db and set it correctly, but first, lets try the above.
>> --
>> Shu Ming<shuming at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> IBM China Systems and Technology Laboratory
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Shu Ming<shuming at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
IBM China Systems and Technology Laboratory

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