10.5. Setting up Geo-replication using gdeploy

This section describes how to use gdeploy to configure geo-replication, control and verify geo-replication sessions in your storage environment. The gdeploy tool automates the following processes related to geo-replication:

10.5.1. Setting up geo-replication as root user using gdeploy

Setting up a geo-replication session as a root user involves:
  1. Creating a common pem pub file
  2. Creating a geo-replication session
  3. Configuring the meta-volume
  4. Starting the geo-replication session
gdeploy helps in automating these tasks by creating a single configuration file. When gdeploy is installed, a sample configuration file is created in the following location:
/usr/share/doc/gdeploy/examples/geo-replication.conf

Procedure 10.1. Setting up geo-replication as root user using gdeploy

Important

Ensure that the prerequisites listed in Section 10.3.3, “Prerequisites” are complete.
  1. Create a copy of the sample gdeploy configuration file present in the following location:
    /usr/share/doc/gdeploy/examples/geo-replication.conf
  2. Add the required details in the geo-replication section of the configuration file using the following template:
    [geo-replication]
    action=create
    mastervol=Master_IP:Master_Volname
    slavevol=Slave_IP:Slave_Volname
    slavenodes=Slave_IP_1,Slave_IP_2 [Add all slave IP addresses. Each address followed by a comma (,)]
    force=yes [yes or no]
    start=yes [yes or no]
  3. After modifying the configuration file, invoke the configuration using the command:
    # gdeploy -c txt.conf
Following is an example of the modifications to the configuration file in order to set up geo-replication as a root user:
[geo-replication]
action=create
mastervol=10.1.1.29:mastervolume
slavevol=10.1.1.25:slavesvolume
slavenodes=10.1.1.28,10.1.1.86
force=yes
start=yes
For more information on other available values, see Section 5.1.7, “Configuration File”

10.5.2. Setting up a secure geo-replication session using gdeploy

Setting up a secure geo-replication session involves:
  1. Creating a new group with a unprivileged account for all slave nodes
  2. Setting up the mountbroker
  3. Creating a common pem pub file
  4. Creating a geo-replication session
  5. Configuring the meta-volume
  6. Starting the geo-replication session
gdeploy helps in automating these tasks by creating a single configuration file. When gdeploy is installed, a sample configuration file is created in the following location:
/usr/share/doc/gdeploy/examples/georep-secure.conf

Procedure 10.2. Setting up a secure geo-replication session using gdeploy

Important

Ensure that the prerequisites listed in Section 10.3.3, “Prerequisites” are complete.
  1. Create a copy of the sample gdeploy configuration file present in the following location:
    /usr/share/doc/gdeploy/examples/georep-secure.conf
  2. Add the required details in the geo-replication section of the configuration file using the following template:
    [geo-replication]
    action=create
    georepuser=User_Name [If the user is not present, gdeploy creates the geo-replication user.]
    mastervol=Master_IP:Master_Volname
    slavevol=Slave_IP:Slave_Volname
    slavenodes=Slave_IP_1,Slave_IP_2 [Add all slave IP addresses. Each address followed by a comma (,)]
    force=yes [yes or no]
    start=yes [yes or no]
  3. After modifying the configuration file, invoke the configuration using the command:
    # gdeploy -c txt.conf
The following is an example of the modifications to the configuration file in order to set up a secure geo-replication session:
[geo-replication]
action=create
georepuser=testgeorep
mastervol=10.1.1.29:mastervolume
slavevol=10.1.1.25:slavesvolume
slavenodes=10.1.1.28,10.1.1.86
force=yes
start=yes
For more information on other available values, see Section 5.1.7, “Configuration File”

10.5.3. Controlling geo-replication sessions using gdeploy

gdeploy version 2.0.2-35 supports controlling geo-replication sessions on Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.5. Using gdeploy, the following actions can be performed for controlling a geo-replication session:
When gdeploy is installed, sample configuration files are created in /usr/share/doc/gdeploy/examples. The sample configuration file names for each action are as follows:

Table 10.1. gdeploy for Geo-replication Configuration File Names

Geo-replication Session Control Configuration File Name
Starting a sessiongeorep-start.conf
Stopping a sessiongeorep-stop.conf
Pausing a sessiongeorep-pause.conf
Resuming a sessiongeorep-resume.conf
Deleting a sessiongeorep-delete.conf

Procedure 10.3. Controlling geo-replication sessions using gdeploy

Important

Ensure that the prerequisites listed in Section 10.3.3, “Prerequisites” are complete.
  1. Create a copy of the required gdeploy sample configuration file present in the following location:
    /usr/share/doc/gdeploy/examples
  2. Add the required information in the geo-replication section of the configuration file using the following template:
    [geo-replication]
    action=Action_Name
    georepuser=User_Name If georepuser variable is omitted, the user is assumed to be root user.
    mastervol=Master_IP:Master_Volname
    slavevol=Slave_IP:Slave_Volname
    slavenodes=Slave_IP_1,Slave_IP_2 [Add all slave IP addresses. Each address followed by a comma (,)]
    force=yes [yes or no]
    start=yes [yes or no]

    Important

    If georepuser variable is omitted, the user is assumed to be root user.
  3. After modifying the configuration file, invoke the configuration using the command:
    # gdeploy -c txt.conf
Following are the examples of the modifications to the configuration file in order to control a geo-replication session:
Starting a geo-replication session

[geo-replication]
action=start
mastervol=10.1.1.29:mastervolume
slavevol=10.1.1.25:slavevolume
Stopping a geo-replication session

[geo-replication]
action=stop
mastervol=10.1.1.29:mastervolume
slavevol=10.1.1.25:slavevolume
force=yes
Pausing a geo-replication session

[geo-replication]
action=pause
mastervol=10.1.1.29:mastervolume
slavevol=10.1.1.25:slavevolume
force=yes
Resuming a geo-replication session

[geo-replication]
action=resume
mastervol=10.1.1.29:mastervolume
slavevol=10.1.1.25:slavevolume
force=yes
Deleting a geo-replication session

[geo-replication]
action=delete
mastervol=10.1.1.29:mastervolume
slavevol=10.1.1.25:slavevolume
force=yes
For more information on available values, see Section 5.1.7, “Configuration File”