Forcing restart of a worker node with running guest
On 7/25/2019 11:04 AM, Mauricio Tavares wrote:
> I found out when it was taking 30 min to delete a guest. So, what I can
> do in a forceful way?
> 1. How to kill the guest? Can I kill it through virsh or openstack
> compute service will get sad?
I would try to avoid this if possible, but you might need to kill the
guest in the hypervisor if doing it through nova won't get the job done.
What happens in nova-compute is undefined, but you'd probably see some
errors as expected if you're doing anything with that server at the
hypervisor layer, like trying to get the guest power state.
What nova is tracking and what is in the hypervisor are different
things, and if you delete the guest out of band from nova, you'll need
to delete the server to sync the nova database. If the delete is stuck
in the compute API, thinking it's already deleting (I think we have an
old bug for that and force delete, and I hit something similar today),
you could try resetting the server status to ERROR  and then try
deleting it in the API again.
> 2. What would happen if I stop the compute service?
This won't really do anything to the guest in the hypervisor unless 
tries to change the guest state on restart. In my experience that option
has not been very reliable / predictable.
> 3. What would happen if I get really annoyed and tell worker node to reboot?
Pretty much the same as #2 from a nova perspective I think. Depending on
how libvirt and/or the guest domain is configured, the libvirt-guest
service might try to resume the guest.
 openstack server set --state error <server>