Deploying OpenShift Container Storage in external mode

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6

How to install and set up your environment

Red Hat Storage Documentation Team

Abstract

Read this document for instructions on installing Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6 to use an external Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.

Chapter 1. Overview of deploying in external mode

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage can use an externally hosted Red Hat Ceph Storage (RHCS) cluster as the storage provider. This deployment type is supported for bare metal and user-provisioned VMware environments. See Planning your deployment for more information.

For instructions regarding how to install a RHCS 4 cluster, see Installation guide.

Follow these steps to deploy OpenShift Container Storage in external mode:

  1. If you use Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts for worker nodes, Enable file system access for containers.

    Skip this step if you use Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS) hosts.

  2. Install the OpenShift Container Storage Operator.
  3. Create the OpenShift Container Storage Cluster Service.

Chapter 2. Enabling file system access for containers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux based nodes

Deploying OpenShift Container Storage on an OpenShift Container Platform with worker nodes on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux base in a user provisioned infrastructure (UPI) does not automatically provide container access to the underlying Ceph file system.

Note

This process is not necessary for hosts based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS.

Procedure

Perform the following steps on each node in your cluster.

  1. Log in to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux based node and open a terminal.
  2. Verify that the node has access to the rhel-7-server-extras-rpms repository.

    # subscription-manager repos --list-enabled | grep rhel-7-server

    If you do not see both rhel-7-server-rpms and rhel-7-server-extras-rpms in the output, or if there is no output, run the following commands to enable each repository.

    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-extras-rpms
  3. Install the required packages.

    # yum install -y policycoreutils container-selinux
  4. Persistently enable container use of the Ceph file system in SELinux.

    # setsebool -P container_use_cephfs on

Chapter 3. Installing Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage Operator

You can install Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage Operator using the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Operator Hub. For information about the hardware and software requirements, see Planning your deployment.

Prerequisites

  • You must be logged into the OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) cluster.
Note
  • When you need to override the cluster-wide default node selector for OpenShift Container Storage, you can use the following command in command line interface to specify a blank node selector for the openshift-storage namespace:

    $ oc annotate namespace openshift-storage openshift.io/node-selector=

Procedure

  1. Click Operators → OperatorHub in the left pane of the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Use Filter by keyword text box or the filter list to search for OpenShift Container Storage from the list of operators.
  3. Click OpenShift Container Storage.
  4. On the OpenShift Container Storage operator page, click Install.
  5. On the Install Operator page, ensure the following options are selected by default::

    1. Update Channel as stable-4.6
    2. Installation Mode as A specific namespace on the cluster
    3. Installed Namespace as Operator recommended namespace openshift-storage. If Namespace openshift-storage does not exist, it will be created during the operator installation.
    4. Select Enable operator recommended cluster monitoring on this namespace checkbox as this is required for cluster monitoring.
    5. Select Approval Strategy as Automatic or Manual. Approval Strategy is set to Automatic by default.

      • Approval Strategy as Automatic.

        Note

        When you select the Approval Strategy as Automatic, approval is not required either during fresh installation or when updating to the latest version of OpenShift Container Storage.

        1. Click Install
        2. Wait for the install to initiate. This may take up to 20 minutes.
        3. Click Operators → Installed Operators
        4. Ensure the Project is openshift-storage. By default, the Project is openshift-storage.
        5. Wait for the Status of OpenShift Container Storage to change to Succeeded.
      • Approval Strategy as Manual.

        Note

        When you select the Approval Strategy as Manual, approval is required during fresh installation or when updating to the latest version of OpenShift Container Storage.

        1. Click Install
        2. On the Manual approval required page, you can either click Approve or View Installed Operators in namespace openshift-storage to install the operator.

          Important

          Before you click either of the options, wait for a few minutes on the Manual approval required page until the install plan gets loaded in the window.

          Important

          If you choose to click Approve, you must review the install plan before you proceed.

          • If you click Approve.

            • Wait for a few minutes while the OpenShift Container Storage Operator is getting installed.
            • On the Installed operator - ready for use page, click View Operator.
            • Ensure the Project is openshift-storage. By default, the Project is openshift-storage.
            • Click Operators → Installed Operators
            • Wait for the Status of OpenShift Container Storage to change to Succeeded.
          • If you click View Installed Operators in namespace openshift-storage .

            • On the Installed Operators page, click ocs-operator.
            • On the Subscription Details page, click the Install Plan link.
            • On the InstallPlan Details page, click Preview Install Plan.
            • Review the install plan and click Approve.
            • Wait for the Status of the Components to change from Unknown to either Created or Present.
            • Click Operators → Installed Operators
            • Ensure the Project is openshift-storage. By default, the Project is openshift-storage.
            • Wait for the Status of OpenShift Container Storage to change to Succeeded.

Verification steps

  • Verify that OpenShift Container Storage Operator shows a green tick indicating successful installation.
  • Click View Installed Operators in namespace openshift-storage link to verify that OpenShift Container Storage Operator shows the Status as Succeeded on the Installed Operators dashboard.

Chapter 4. Creating an OpenShift Container Storage Cluster service for external mode

You need to create a new OpenShift Container Storage cluster service after you install OpenShift Container Storage operator on OpenShift Container Platform deployed on user provisioned VMware vSphere or Bare metal infrastructures.

Prerequisites

  • You must be logged into the working OpenShift Container Platform version 4.5.4 or above.
  • OpenShift Container Storage operator must be installed. For more information, see Installing OpenShift Container Storage Operator using the Operator Hub.
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage version 4.2z1 or later is required for the external cluster. For more information, see this knowledge base article on Red Hat Ceph Storage releases and corresponding Ceph package versions.

    If you have updated the Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster from a version lower than 4.1.1 to the latest release and is not a freshly deployed cluster, you must manually set the application type for CephFS pool on the Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster to enable CephFS PVC creation in external mode.

    For more details, see Troubleshooting CephFS PVC creation in external mode.

  • Red Hat Ceph Storage must have Ceph Dashboard installed and configured, and must use port 9283 for Ceph Manager Prometheus exporter. For more information, see Ceph Dashboard installation and access.
  • It is recommended that the PG Autoscaler option must be enabled for the external Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster. For more information, see The placement group autoscaler section in the Red Hat Ceph Storage documentation.
  • The external Ceph cluster should have an existing RBD pool pre-configured for use. If it does not exist, contact your Red Hat Ceph Storage administrator to create one before you move ahead with OpenShift Container Storage deployment. It is recommended to use a separate pool for each OpenShift Container Storage cluster.

Procedure

  1. Click Operators → Installed Operators to view all the installed operators.

    Ensure that the Project selected is openshift-storage.

    Figure 4.1. OpenShift Container Storage Operator page

    Screenshot of OpenShift Container Storage operator dashboard.
  2. Click OpenShift Container Storage.

    Figure 4.2. Details tab of OpenShift Container Storage

    Screenshot of selected operator details tab.
  3. Click Create Instance link of Storage Cluster.
  4. Select Mode as External. By default, Internal is selected as deployment mode.

    Figure 4.3. Connect to external cluster section on Create Storage Cluster form

    Screenshot shows connect to external cluster section after you select mode as external where you can download the python script and then upload the RHCS json file.
  5. In the Connect to external cluster section, click on the Download Script link to download the python script for extracting Ceph cluster details.
  6. For extracting the Red Hat Ceph Storage (RHCS) cluster details, contact the RHCS administrator to run the downloaded python script on a Red Hat Ceph Storage node with admin key.

    1. Run the following command on the RHCS node to view the list of available arguments.

      # python3 ceph-external-cluster-details-exporter.py --help
      Important

      Use python instead of python3 if the Red Hat Ceph Storage 4.x cluster is deployed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (RHEL 7.x) cluster.

      Note

      You can also run the script from inside a MON container (containerized deployment) or from a MON node (rpm deployment).

    2. To retrieve the external cluster details from the RHCS cluster, run the following command

      # python3 ceph-external-cluster-details-exporter.py \
      --rbd-data-pool-name <rbd block pool name>  [optional arguments]

      For example:

      # python3 ceph-external-cluster-details-exporter.py --rbd-data-pool-name ceph-rbd --monitoring-endpoint xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx --monitoring-endpoint-port 9283 --rgw-endpoint xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx --run-as-user client.ocs

      In the above example,

      • --rbd-data-pool-name is a mandatory parameter used for providing block storage in OpenShift Container Storage.
      • --rgw-endpoint is optional. Provide this parameter if object storage is to be provisioned through Ceph Rados Gateway for OpenShift Container Storage. Provide the endpoint in the following format: <ip_address>:<port>
      • --monitoring-endpoint is optional. It is the IP address of the active ceph-mgr reachable from the OpenShift Container Platform cluster. If not provided, the value is automatically populated.
      • --monitoring-endpoint-port is optional. It is the port associated with the ceph-mgr Prometheus exporter specified by --monitoring-endpoint. If not provided, the value is automatically populated. Only port 9283 is supported in OpenShift Container Storage 4.6.
      • -- run-as-user is an optional parameter used for providing a name for the Ceph user which is created by the script. If this parameter is not specified, a default user name client.healthchecker is created. The permissions for the new user is set as:

        • caps: [mgr] allow command config
        • caps: [mon] allow r, allow command quorum_status, allow command version
        • caps: [osd] allow rwx pool=RGW_POOL_PREFIX.rgw.meta, allow r pool=.rgw.root, allow rw pool=RGW_POOL_PREFIX.rgw.control, allow rx pool=RGW_POOL_PREFIX.rgw.log, allow x pool=RGW_POOL_PREFIX.rgw.buckets.index

          Example of JSON output generated using the python script:

          [{"name": "rook-ceph-mon-endpoints", "kind": "ConfigMap", "data": {"data": "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx", "maxMonId": "0", "mapping": "{}"}}, {"name": "rook-ceph-mon", "kind": "Secret", "data": {"admin-secret": "admin-secret", "fsid": "<fs-id>", "mon-secret": "mon-secret"}}, {"name": "rook-ceph-operator-creds", "kind": "Secret", "data": {"userID": "client.healthchecker", "userKey": "<user-key>"}}, {"name": "rook-csi-rbd-node", "kind": "Secret", "data": {"userID": "csi-rbd-node", "userKey": "<user-key>"}}, {"name": "ceph-rbd", "kind": "StorageClass", "data": {"pool": "ceph-rbd"}}, {"name": "monitoring-endpoint", "kind": "CephCluster", "data": {"MonitoringEndpoint": "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx", "MonitoringPort": "xxxx"}}, {"name": "rook-csi-rbd-provisioner", "kind": "Secret", "data": {"userID": "csi-rbd-provisioner", "userKey": "<user-key>"}}, {"name": "rook-csi-cephfs-provisioner", "kind": "Secret", "data": {"adminID": "csi-cephfs-provisioner", "adminKey": "<admin-key>"}}, {"name": "rook-csi-cephfs-node", "kind": "Secret", "data": {"adminID": "csi-cephfs-node", "adminKey": "<admin-key>"}}, {"name": "cephfs", "kind": "StorageClass", "data": {"fsName": "cephfs", "pool": "cephfs_data"}}, {"name": "ceph-rgw", "kind": "StorageClass", "data": {"endpoint": "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx", "poolPrefix": "default"}}]

    3. Save the JSON output to a file with .json extension

      Note

      For OpenShift Container Storage to work seamlessly, ensure that the parameters (RGW endpoint, CephFS details, RBD pool, and so on) to be uploaded using the JSON file remains unchanged on the RHCS external cluster after the storage cluster creation.

  7. Click External cluster metadata → Browse to select and upload the JSON file.

    The content of the JSON file is populated and displayed in the text box.

    Figure 4.4. Json file content

    Screenshot shows the content of the credentials file after it is uploaded
  8. Click Create.

    The Create button is enabled only after you upload the .json file.

Verification steps

  1. Verify that the final Status of the installed storage cluster shows as Phase: Ready with a green tick mark.

    • Click Operators → Installed Operators → Storage Cluster link to view the storage cluster installation status.
    • Alternatively, when you are on the Operator Details tab, you can click on the Storage Cluster tab to view the status.
  2. To verify that OpenShift Container Storage, pods and StorageClass are successfully installed, see Verifying your external mode OpenShift Container Storage installation.

Chapter 5. Verifying your OpenShift Container Storage installation for external mode

Use this section to verify that OpenShift Container Storage is deployed correctly.

5.1. Verifying the state of the pods

  1. Click Workloads → Pods from the left pane of the OpenShift Web Console.
  2. Select openshift-storage from the Project drop down list.

    For more information on the expected number of pods for each component and how it varies depending on the number of nodes, see Table 5.1, “Pods corresponding to OpenShift Container Storage components”

  3. Verify that the following pods are in running state:

    Table 5.1. Pods corresponding to OpenShift Container Storage components

    ComponentCorresponding pods

    OpenShift Container Storage Operator

    • ocs-operator-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • ocs-metrics-exporter-*

    Rook-ceph Operator

    rook-ceph-operator-*

    (1 pod on any worker node)

    Multicloud Object Gateway

    • noobaa-operator-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • noobaa-core-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • nooba-db-* (1 pod on any worker node)
    • noobaa-endpoint-* (1 pod on any worker node)

    CSI

    • cephfs

      • csi-cephfsplugin-* (1 pod on each worker node)
      • csi-cephfsplugin-provisioner-* (2 pods distributed across worker nodes)
    Note

    If an MDS is not deployed in the external cluster, the csi-cephfsplugin pods will not be created.

    • rbd

      • csi-rbdplugin-* (1 pod on each worker node)
      • csi-rbdplugin-provisioner-* (2 pods distributed across worker nodes)

5.2. Verifying that the OpenShift Container Storage cluster is healthy

  • Click Home → Overview from the left pane of the OpenShift Web Console and click Persistent Storage tab.
  • In the Status card, verify that OCS Cluster has a green tick mark as shown in the following image:

    Figure 5.1. Health status card in Persistent Storage Overview Dashboard

    Screenshot of status card showing external cluster health in persistent storage dashboard
  • In the Details card, verify that the cluster information is displayed as follows:

    Service Name
    OpenShift Container Storage
    Cluster Name
    ocs-external-storagecluster
    Provider
    VSphere
    Mode
    External
    Version
    ocs-operator-4.6.0

For more information on the health of OpenShift Container Storage cluster using the persistent storage dashboard, see Monitoring OpenShift Container Storage.

5.3. Verifying that the Multicloud Object Gateway is healthy

  • Click Home → Overview from the left pane of the OpenShift Web Console and click the Object Service tab.
  • In the Status card, verify that both Object Service and Data Resiliency are in Ready state (green tick).

    Figure 5.2. Health status card in Object Service Overview Dashboard

    Screenshot of Health card in object service dashboard
  • In the Details card, verify that the MCG information is displayed appropriately as follows:

    Service Name
    OpenShift Container Storage
    System Name

    Multicloud Object Gateway

    RADOS Object Gateway

    Provider
    VSphere
    Version
    ocs-operator-4.6.0
Note

The RADOS Object Gateway is only listed in case RADOS Object Gateway endpoint details were included while deploying OpenShift Container Storage in external mode.

For more information on the health of OpenShift Container Storage cluster using the object service dashboard, see Monitoring OpenShift Container Storage.

5.4. Verifying that the storage classes are created and listed

  • Click Storage → Storage Classes from the left pane of the OpenShift Web Console.
  • Verify that the following storage classes are created with the OpenShift Container Storage cluster creation:

    • ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    • ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rgw
    • ocs-external-storagecluster-cephfs
    • openshift-storage.noobaa.io
Note
  • If an MDS is not deployed in the external cluster, ocs-external-storagecluster-cephfs storage class will not be created.
  • If an RGW is not deployed in the external cluster, the ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rgw storage class will not be created.

For more information regarding MDS and RGW, see Red Hat Ceph Storage documentation

5.5. Verifying that Ceph cluster is connected

Run the following command to verify if the OpenShift Container Storage cluster is connected to the external Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.

$ oc get cephcluster -n openshift-storage
NAME                                      DATADIRHOSTPATH     MONCOUNT    AGE      PHASE       MESSAGE                         HEALTH
ocs-external-storagecluster-cephcluster                                   31m15s   Connected   Cluster connected successfully  HEALTH_OK

5.6. Verifying that storage cluster is ready

Run the following command to verify if the storage cluster is ready and the External option is set to true.

$ oc get storagecluster -n openshift-storage
NAME                        AGE      PHASE EXTERNAL  CREATED AT              VERSION
ocs-external-storagecluster 31m15s   Ready true      2020-07-29T20:43:04Z    4.6.0

Chapter 6. Uninstalling OpenShift Container Storage

6.1. Uninstalling OpenShift Container Storage in External mode

Use the steps in this section to uninstall OpenShift Container Storage. Uninstalling OpenShift Container Storage does not remove the RBD pool from the external cluster, or uninstall the external Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.

Uninstall Annotations

Annotations on the Storage Cluster are used to change the behavior of the uninstall process. To define the uninstall behavior, the following two annotations have been introduced in the storage cluster:

  • uninstall.ocs.openshift.io/cleanup-policy: delete
  • uninstall.ocs.openshift.io/mode: graceful
Note

The uninstall.ocs.openshift.io/cleanup-policy is not applicable for external mode.

The below table provides information on the different values that can used with these annotations:

Table 6.1. uninstall.ocs.openshift.io uninstall annotations descriptions

AnnotationValueDefaultBehavior

cleanup-policy

delete

Yes

Rook cleans up the physical drives and the DataDirHostPath

cleanup-policy

retain

No

Rook does not clean up the physical drives and the DataDirHostPath

mode

graceful

Yes

Rook and NooBaa pauses the uninstall process until the PVCs and the OBCs are removed by the administrator/user

mode

forced

No

Rook and NooBaa proceeds with uninstall even if PVCs/OBCs provisioned using Rook and NooBaa exist respectively

You can change the uninstall mode by editing the value of the annotation by using the following commands:

$ oc annotate storagecluster ocs-external-storagecluster uninstall.ocs.openshift.io/mode="forced" --overwrite
storagecluster.ocs.openshift.io/ocs-external-storagecluster annotated

Prerequisites

  • Ensure that the OpenShift Container Storage cluster is in a healthy state. The uninstall process can fail when some of the pods are not terminated successfully due to insufficient resources or nodes. In case the cluster is in an unhealthy state, contact Red Hat Customer Support before uninstalling OpenShift Container Storage.
  • Ensure that applications are not consuming persistent volume claims (PVCs) or object bucket claims (OBCs) using the storage classes provided by OpenShift Container Storage.

Procedure

  1. Delete the volume snapshots that are using OpenShift Container Storage.

    1. List the volume snapshots from all the namespaces

      $ oc get volumesnapshot --all-namespaces
    2. From the output of the previous command, identify and delete the volume snapshots that are using OpenShift Container Storage.

      $ oc delete volumesnapshot <VOLUME-SNAPSHOT-NAME> -n <NAMESPACE>
  2. Delete PVCs and OBCs that are using OpenShift Container Storage.

    In the default uninstall mode (graceful), the uninstaller waits till all the PVCs and OBCs that use OpenShift Container Storage are deleted.

    If you wish to delete the Storage Cluster without deleting the PVCs beforehand, you may set the uninstall mode annotation to "forced" and skip this step. Doing so will result in orphan PVCs and OBCs in the system.

    1. Delete OpenShift Container Platform monitoring stack PVCs using OpenShift Container Storage.

      See Section 6.2, “Removing monitoring stack from OpenShift Container Storage”

    2. Delete OpenShift Container Platform Registry PVCs using OpenShift Container Storage.

      See Section 6.3, “Removing OpenShift Container Platform registry from OpenShift Container Storage”

    3. Delete OpenShift Container Platform logging PVCs using OpenShift Container Storage.

      See Section 6.4, “Removing the cluster logging operator from OpenShift Container Storage”

    4. Delete other PVCs and OBCs provisioned using OpenShift Container Storage.

      • Given below is a sample script to identify the PVCs and OBCs provisioned using OpenShift Container Storage. The script ignores the PVCs and OBCs that are used internally by Openshift Container Storage.

        #!/bin/bash
        
        RBD_PROVISIONER="openshift-storage.rbd.csi.ceph.com"
        CEPHFS_PROVISIONER="openshift-storage.cephfs.csi.ceph.com"
        NOOBAA_PROVISIONER="openshift-storage.noobaa.io/obc"
        RGW_PROVISIONER="openshift-storage.ceph.rook.io/bucket"
        
        NOOBAA_DB_PVC="noobaa-db"
        NOOBAA_BACKINGSTORE_PVC="noobaa-default-backing-store-noobaa-pvc"
        
        # Find all the OCS StorageClasses
        OCS_STORAGECLASSES=$(oc get storageclasses | grep -e "$RBD_PROVISIONER" -e "$CEPHFS_PROVISIONER" -e "$NOOBAA_PROVISIONER" -e "$RGW_PROVISIONER" | awk '{print $1}')
        
        # List PVCs in each of the StorageClasses
        for SC in $OCS_STORAGECLASSES
        do
                echo "======================================================================"
                echo "$SC StorageClass PVCs and OBCs"
                echo "======================================================================"
                oc get pvc  --all-namespaces --no-headers 2>/dev/null | grep $SC | grep -v -e "$NOOBAA_DB_PVC" -e "$NOOBAA_BACKINGSTORE_PVC"
                oc get obc  --all-namespaces --no-headers 2>/dev/null | grep $SC
                echo
        done
      • Delete the OBCs.

        $ oc delete obc <obc name> -n <project name>
      • Delete the PVCs.

        $ oc delete pvc <pvc name> -n <project-name>

        Ensure that you have removed any custom backing stores, bucket classes, etc., created in the cluster.

  3. Delete the Storage Cluster object and wait for the removal of the associated resources.

    $ oc delete -n openshift-storage storagecluster --all --wait=true
  4. Delete the namespace and wait until the deletion is complete. You will need to switch to another project if openshift-storage is the active project.

    For example:

    $ oc project default
    $ oc delete project openshift-storage --wait=true --timeout=5m

    The project is deleted if the following command returns a NotFound error.

    $ oc get project openshift-storage
    Note

    While uninstalling OpenShift Container Storage, if the namespace is not deleted completely and remains in Terminating state, perform the steps in Troubleshooting and deleting remaining resources during Uninstall to identify objects that are blocking the namespace from being terminated.

  5. Confirm all PVs provisioned using OpenShift Container Storage are deleted. If there is any PV left in the Released state, delete it.

    $ oc get pv
    $ oc delete pv <pv name>
  6. Delete the Multicloud Object Gateway storageclass.

    $ oc delete storageclass openshift-storage.noobaa.io --wait=true --timeout=5m
  7. Remove CustomResourceDefinitions.

    $ oc delete crd backingstores.noobaa.io bucketclasses.noobaa.io cephblockpools.ceph.rook.io cephclusters.ceph.rook.io cephfilesystems.ceph.rook.io cephnfses.ceph.rook.io cephobjectstores.ceph.rook.io cephobjectstoreusers.ceph.rook.io noobaas.noobaa.io ocsinitializations.ocs.openshift.io storageclusters.ocs.openshift.io cephclients.ceph.rook.io cephobjectrealms.ceph.rook.io cephobjectzonegroups.ceph.rook.io cephobjectzones.ceph.rook.io cephrbdmirrors.ceph.rook.io --wait=true --timeout=5m
  8. To ensure that OpenShift Container Storage is uninstalled completely, on the OpenShift Container Platform Web Console,

    1. Click HomeOverview to access the dashboard.
    2. Verify that the Persistent Storage and Object Service tabs no longer appear next to the Cluster tab.

6.2. Removing monitoring stack from OpenShift Container Storage

Use this section to clean up the monitoring stack from OpenShift Container Storage.

The PVCs that are created as a part of configuring the monitoring stack are in the openshift-monitoring namespace.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. List the pods and PVCs that are currently running in the openshift-monitoring namespace.

    $ oc get pod,pvc -n openshift-monitoring
    NAME                           READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
    pod/alertmanager-main-0         3/3     Running   0          8d
    pod/alertmanager-main-1         3/3     Running   0          8d
    pod/alertmanager-main-2         3/3     Running   0          8d
    pod/cluster-monitoring-
    operator-84457656d-pkrxm        1/1     Running   0          8d
    pod/grafana-79ccf6689f-2ll28    2/2     Running   0          8d
    pod/kube-state-metrics-
    7d86fb966-rvd9w                 3/3     Running   0          8d
    pod/node-exporter-25894         2/2     Running   0          8d
    pod/node-exporter-4dsd7         2/2     Running   0          8d
    pod/node-exporter-6p4zc         2/2     Running   0          8d
    pod/node-exporter-jbjvg         2/2     Running   0          8d
    pod/node-exporter-jj4t5         2/2     Running   0          6d18h
    pod/node-exporter-k856s         2/2     Running   0          6d18h
    pod/node-exporter-rf8gn         2/2     Running   0          8d
    pod/node-exporter-rmb5m         2/2     Running   0          6d18h
    pod/node-exporter-zj7kx         2/2     Running   0          8d
    pod/openshift-state-metrics-
    59dbd4f654-4clng                3/3     Running   0          8d
    pod/prometheus-adapter-
    5df5865596-k8dzn                1/1     Running   0          7d23h
    pod/prometheus-adapter-
    5df5865596-n2gj9                1/1     Running   0          7d23h
    pod/prometheus-k8s-0            6/6     Running   1          8d
    pod/prometheus-k8s-1            6/6     Running   1          8d
    pod/prometheus-operator-
    55cfb858c9-c4zd9                1/1     Running   0          6d21h
    pod/telemeter-client-
    78fc8fc97d-2rgfp                3/3     Running   0          8d
    
    NAME                                                              STATUS   VOLUME                                     CAPACITY   ACCESS MODES   STORAGECLASS                  AGE
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-alertmanager-claim-alertmanager-main-0   Bound    pvc-0d519c4f-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-alertmanager-claim-alertmanager-main-1   Bound    pvc-0d5a9825-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-alertmanager-claim-alertmanager-main-2   Bound    pvc-0d6413dc-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-prometheus-claim-prometheus-k8s-0        Bound    pvc-0b7c19b0-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-prometheus-claim-prometheus-k8s-1        Bound    pvc-0b8aed3f-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
  2. Edit the monitoring configmap.

    $ oc -n openshift-monitoring edit configmap cluster-monitoring-config
  3. Remove any config sections that reference the OpenShift Container Storage storage classes as shown in the following example and save it.

    Before editing

    .
    .
    .
    apiVersion: v1
    data:
      config.yaml: |
        alertmanagerMain:
          volumeClaimTemplate:
            metadata:
              name: my-alertmanager-claim
            spec:
              resources:
                requests:
                  storage: 40Gi
              storageClassName: ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
        prometheusK8s:
          volumeClaimTemplate:
            metadata:
              name: my-prometheus-claim
            spec:
              resources:
                requests:
                  storage: 40Gi
              storageClassName: ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    kind: ConfigMap
    metadata:
      creationTimestamp: "2019-12-02T07:47:29Z"
      name: cluster-monitoring-config
      namespace: openshift-monitoring
      resourceVersion: "22110"
      selfLink: /api/v1/namespaces/openshift-monitoring/configmaps/cluster-monitoring-config
      uid: fd6d988b-14d7-11ea-84ff-066035b9efa8
    
    
    .
    .
    .

    After editing

    .
    .
    .
    apiVersion: v1
    data:
      config.yaml: |
    kind: ConfigMap
    metadata:
      creationTimestamp: "2019-11-21T13:07:05Z"
      name: cluster-monitoring-config
      namespace: openshift-monitoring
      resourceVersion: "404352"
      selfLink: /api/v1/namespaces/openshift-monitoring/configmaps/cluster-monitoring-config
      uid: d12c796a-0c5f-11ea-9832-063cd735b81c
    .
    .
    .

    In this example, alertmanagerMain and prometheusK8s monitoring components are using the OpenShift Container Storage PVCs.

  4. List the pods consuming the PVC.

    In this example, the alertmanagerMain and prometheusK8s pods that were consuming the PVCs are in the Terminating state. You can delete the PVCs once these pods are no longer using OpenShift Container Storage PVC.

    $ oc get pod,pvc -n openshift-monitoring
    NAME                                               READY   STATUS      RESTARTS AGE
    pod/alertmanager-main-0                            3/3     Terminating   0      10h
    pod/alertmanager-main-1                            3/3     Terminating   0      10h
    pod/alertmanager-main-2                            3/3     Terminating   0      10h
    pod/cluster-monitoring-operator-84cd9df668-zhjfn   1/1     Running       0      18h
    pod/grafana-5db6fd97f8-pmtbf                       2/2     Running       0      10h
    pod/kube-state-metrics-895899678-z2r9q             3/3     Running       0      10h
    pod/node-exporter-4njxv                            2/2     Running       0      18h
    pod/node-exporter-b8ckz                            2/2     Running       0      11h
    pod/node-exporter-c2vp5                            2/2     Running       0      18h
    pod/node-exporter-cq65n                            2/2     Running       0      18h
    pod/node-exporter-f5sm7                            2/2     Running       0      11h
    pod/node-exporter-f852c                            2/2     Running       0      18h
    pod/node-exporter-l9zn7                            2/2     Running       0      11h
    pod/node-exporter-ngbs8                            2/2     Running       0      18h
    pod/node-exporter-rv4v9                            2/2     Running       0      18h
    pod/openshift-state-metrics-77d5f699d8-69q5x       3/3     Running       0      10h
    pod/prometheus-adapter-765465b56-4tbxx             1/1     Running       0      10h
    pod/prometheus-adapter-765465b56-s2qg2             1/1     Running       0      10h
    pod/prometheus-k8s-0                               6/6     Terminating   1      9m47s
    pod/prometheus-k8s-1                               6/6     Terminating   1      9m47s
    pod/prometheus-operator-cbfd89f9-ldnwc             1/1     Running       0      43m
    pod/telemeter-client-7b5ddb4489-2xfpz              3/3     Running       0      10h
    
    NAME                                                      STATUS  VOLUME                                     CAPACITY   ACCESS MODES   STORAGECLASS                  AGE
    persistentvolumeclaim/ocs-alertmanager-claim-alertmanager-main-0   Bound    pvc-2eb79797-1fed-11ea-93e1-0a88476a6a64   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   19h
    persistentvolumeclaim/ocs-alertmanager-claim-alertmanager-main-1   Bound    pvc-2ebeee54-1fed-11ea-93e1-0a88476a6a64   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   19h
    persistentvolumeclaim/ocs-alertmanager-claim-alertmanager-main-2   Bound    pvc-2ec6a9cf-1fed-11ea-93e1-0a88476a6a64   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   19h
    persistentvolumeclaim/ocs-prometheus-claim-prometheus-k8s-0        Bound    pvc-3162a80c-1fed-11ea-93e1-0a88476a6a64   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   19h
    persistentvolumeclaim/ocs-prometheus-claim-prometheus-k8s-1        Bound    pvc-316e99e2-1fed-11ea-93e1-0a88476a6a64   40Gi       RWO            ocs-external-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   19h
  5. Delete relevant PVCs. Make sure you delete all the PVCs that are consuming the storage classes.

    $ oc delete -n openshift-monitoring pvc <pvc-name> --wait=true --timeout=5m

6.3. Removing OpenShift Container Platform registry from OpenShift Container Storage

Use this section to clean up OpenShift Container Platform registry from OpenShift Container Storage. If you want to configure an alternative storage, see image registry

The PVCs that are created as a part of configuring OpenShift Container Platform registry are in the openshift-image-registry namespace.

Prerequisites

  • The image registry should have been configured to use an OpenShift Container Storage PVC.

Procedure

  1. Edit the configs.imageregistry.operator.openshift.io object and remove the content in the storage section.

    $ oc edit configs.imageregistry.operator.openshift.io

    Before editing

    .
    .
    .
    storage:
      pvc:
        claim: registry-cephfs-rwx-pvc
    .
    .
    .

    After editing

    .
    .
    .
    storage:
      emptyDir: {}
    .
    .
    .

    In this example, the PVC is called registry-cephfs-rwx-pvc, which is now safe to delete.

  2. Delete the PVC.

    $ oc delete pvc <pvc-name> -n openshift-image-registry --wait=true --timeout=5m

6.4. Removing the cluster logging operator from OpenShift Container Storage

Use this section to clean up the cluster logging operator from OpenShift Container Storage.

The PVCs that are created as a part of configuring cluster logging operator are in the openshift-logging namespace.

Prerequisites

  • The cluster logging instance should have been configured to use OpenShift Container Storage PVCs.

Procedure

  1. Remove the ClusterLogging instance in the namespace.

    $ oc delete clusterlogging instance -n openshift-logging --wait=true --timeout=5m

    The PVCs in the openshift-logging namespace are now safe to delete.

  2. Delete PVCs.

    $ oc delete pvc <pvc-name> -n openshift-logging --wait=true --timeout=5m