Brief OpenShift troubleshooting

If you have issues after an automagic openshift-on-openstack deployment:

1. Remember: every buildconfig created *before* the registry is not authorized to push the images

2. Remember: hawkular is a java application. Startup is slow. Just click there and wait for the startup

3. Ansible is your friend. To get container logs, just


ansible all -m shell -a 'ls /var/log/containers/CONTAINER_NAME*'

ansible all -m shell -a 'cat /var/log/containers/CONTAINER_NAME*' > CONTAINER_NAME.log

4. If a container don’t startup during the deployment, a broken image may have been downloaded

Jun 1 23:30:36 dev-7-infra-0 atomic-openshift-node: I0601 23:30:36.234103 32913 server.go:608] Event(api.ObjectReference{Kind:"Pod", Namespace:"default", Name:"router-1-deploy", UID:"033670a9-470e-11e7-878f-fa163eac2bf7", APIVersion:"v1", ResourceVersion:"936", FieldPath:""}): type: 'Warning' reason: 'FailedSync' Error syncing pod, skipping: failed to "StartContainer" for "POD" with RunContainerError: "runContainer: Error response from daemon: {\"message\":\"invalid header field value \\\"oci runtime error: container_linux.go:247: starting container process caused \\\\\\\"exec: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"/pod\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\": stat /pod: no such file or directory\\\\\\\"\\\\n\\\"\"}"

Cleanup docker repo


docker ps -aq | xargs docker rm
docker rmi 90e9207f44f0 --force

5. Run oadm diagnostics on the master 😉

6. Check #oc get hostsubnet

OpenShift cockpit quickstart

Enabling openshift cockpit with the latest releases is quite simple, but requires using a local system account.

1- Install cockpit


yum install cockpit cockpit-kubernetes
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 9090 -j ACCEPT
systemctl enable cockpit.service --now

2- Create a custom user to be used for cockpit administration


useradd -m -k /home/cloud-user cockpit
passwd cockpit #

3- access cockpit via a tunnel from the management network using the user cockpit credentials.


ssh -D11111 cloud-user@bastion
firefox http://master-ip:9090

Adding docker images to openshift 3.1

Openshift 3.1 is based on Kubernetes and Docker, and provides a small set of images including jboss EAP 6.4.

You can add new images in two steps:

1- create an ImageStream, that’s a docker image + a set of labels
2- create a Template using that ImageStream

To create the ImageStream read carefully the following description.

# Create the ImageStream
oc create -f - <<EOF
apiVersion: v1
kind: ImageStream
metadata:
  name: wildfly9-openshift
  namespace: openshift        # Set this to "openshift" if you want to make this image globally visible
spec:
  dockerImageRepository: docker.io/openshift/wildfly-90-centos7:latest  # The original docker hub repo
  tags:
  - annotations:
      description: Wildfly 9.0 S2I images.
      iconClass: icon-jboss
      sampleRef: 9.0.x 
      supports: wildfly:9,javaee:7,java:8,
      tags: builder,javaee,java,jboss
      version: "1.0"
    name: "1.0"
status:
  dockerImageRepository: ""