Chapter 4. Uninstalling OpenShift Container Storage

4.1. Uninstalling OpenShift Container Storage in Internal mode

Use the steps in this section to uninstall OpenShift Container Storage.

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

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

Table 4.1. 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 cleanup policy or the uninstall mode by editing the value of the annotation by using the following commands:

$ oc annotate storagecluster ocs-storagecluster uninstall.ocs.openshift.io/cleanup-policy="retain" --overwrite
storagecluster.ocs.openshift.io/ocs-storagecluster annotated
$ oc annotate storagecluster ocs-storagecluster uninstall.ocs.openshift.io/mode="forced" --overwrite
storagecluster.ocs.openshift.io/ocs-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.
  • If any custom resources (such as custom storage classes, cephblockpools) were created by the admin, they must be deleted by the admin after removing the resources which consumed them.

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 4.2, “Removing monitoring stack from OpenShift Container Storage”

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

      See Section 4.3, “Removing OpenShift Container Platform registry from OpenShift Container Storage”

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

      See Section 4.4, “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 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
        Note

        Omit RGW_PROVISIONER for cloud platforms.

      • Delete the OBCs.

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

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

        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. Check for cleanup pods if the uninstall.ocs.openshift.io/cleanup-policy was set to delete(default) and ensure that their status is Completed.

    $ oc get pods -n openshift-storage | grep -i cleanup
    NAME                                READY   STATUS      RESTARTS   AGE
    cluster-cleanup-job-<xx>        	0/1     Completed   0          8m35s
    cluster-cleanup-job-<yy>     		0/1     Completed   0          8m35s
    cluster-cleanup-job-<zz>     		0/1     Completed   0          8m35s
  5. Confirm that the directory /var/lib/rook is now empty. This directory will be empty only if the uninstall.ocs.openshift.io/cleanup-policy annotation was set to delete(default).

    $ for i in $(oc get node -l cluster.ocs.openshift.io/openshift-storage= -o jsonpath='{ .items[*].metadata.name }'); do oc debug node/${i} -- chroot /host  ls -l /var/lib/rook; done
  6. If encryption was enabled at the time of install, remove dm-crypt managed device-mapper mapping from OSD devices on all the OpenShift Container Storage nodes.

    1. Create a debug pod and chroot to the host on the storage node.

      $ oc debug node/<node name>
      $ chroot /host
    2. Get Device names and make note of the OpenShift Container Storage devices.

      $ dmsetup ls
      ocs-deviceset-0-data-0-57snx-block-dmcrypt (253:1)
    3. Remove the mapped device.

      $ cryptsetup luksClose --debug --verbose ocs-deviceset-0-data-0-57snx-block-dmcrypt

      If the above command gets stuck due to insufficient privileges, run the following commands:

      • Press CTRL+Z to exit the above command.
      • Find PID of the cryptsetup process which was stuck.

        $ ps

        Example output:

        PID     TTY    TIME     CMD
        778825   ?     00:00:00 cryptsetup

        Take a note of the PID number to kill. In this example, PID is 778825.

      • Terminate the process using kill command.

        $ kill -9 <PID>
      • Verify that the device name is removed.

        $ dmsetup ls
  7. Delete the namespace and wait till 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 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.

  8. Delete the local storage operator configurations if you have deployed OpenShift Container Storage using local storage devices. See Removing local storage operator configurations.
  9. Unlabel the storage nodes.

    $ oc label nodes  --all cluster.ocs.openshift.io/openshift-storage-
    $ oc label nodes  --all topology.rook.io/rack-
  10. Remove the OpenShift Container Storage taint if the nodes were tainted.

    $ oc adm taint nodes --all node.ocs.openshift.io/storage-
  11. 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>
  12. Delete the Multicloud Object Gateway storageclass.

    $ oc delete storageclass openshift-storage.noobaa.io --wait=true --timeout=5m
  13. 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
  14. To ensure that OpenShift Container Storage is uninstalled completely, on the OpenShift Container Platform Web Console,

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

4.1.1. Removing local storage operator configurations

Use the instructions in this section only if you have deployed OpenShift Container Storage using local storage devices.

Note

For OpenShift Container Storage deployments only using localvolume resources, go directly to step 8.

Procedure

  1. Identify the LocalVolumeSet and the corresponding StorageClassName being used by OpenShift Container Storage.
  2. Set the variable SC to the StorageClass providing the LocalVolumeSet.

    $ export SC="<StorageClassName>"
  3. Delete the LocalVolumeSet.

    $ oc delete localvolumesets.local.storage.openshift.io <name-of-volumeset> -n openshift-local-storage
  4. Delete the local storage PVs for the given StorageClassName.

    $ oc get pv | grep $SC | awk '{print $1}'| xargs oc delete pv
  5. Delete the StorageClassName.

    $ oc delete sc $SC
  6. Delete the symlinks created by the LocalVolumeSet.

    [[ ! -z $SC ]] && for i in $(oc get node -l cluster.ocs.openshift.io/openshift-storage= -o jsonpath='{ .items[*].metadata.name }'); do oc debug node/${i} -- chroot /host rm -rfv /mnt/local-storage/${SC}/; done
  7. Delete LocalVolumeDiscovery.

    $ oc delete localvolumediscovery.local.storage.openshift.io/auto-discover-devices -n openshift-local-storage
  8. Removing LocalVolume resources (if any).

    Use the following steps to remove the LocalVolume resources that were used to provision PVs in the current or previous OpenShift Container Storage version. Also, ensure that these resources are not being used by other tenants on the cluster.

    For each of the local volumes, do the following:

    1. Identify the LocalVolume and the corresponding StorageClassName being used by OpenShift Container Storage.
    2. Set the variable LV to the name of the LocalVolume and variable SC to the name of the StorageClass

      For example:

      $ LV=local-block
      $ SC=localblock
    3. Delete the local volume resource.

      $ oc delete localvolume -n local-storage --wait=true $LV
    4. Delete the remaining PVs and StorageClasses if they exist.

      $ oc delete pv -l storage.openshift.com/local-volume-owner-name=${LV} --wait --timeout=5m
      $ oc delete storageclass $SC --wait --timeout=5m
    5. Clean up the artifacts from the storage nodes for that resource.

      $ [[ ! -z $SC ]] && for i in $(oc get node -l cluster.ocs.openshift.io/openshift-storage= -o jsonpath='{ .items[*].metadata.name }'); do oc debug node/${i} -- chroot /host rm -rfv /mnt/local-storage/${SC}/; done

      Example output:

      Starting pod/node-xxx-debug ...
      To use host binaries, run `chroot /host`
      removed '/mnt/local-storage/localblock/nvme2n1'
      removed directory '/mnt/local-storage/localblock'
      
      Removing debug pod ...
      Starting pod/node-yyy-debug ...
      To use host binaries, run `chroot /host`
      removed '/mnt/local-storage/localblock/nvme2n1'
      removed directory '/mnt/local-storage/localblock'
      
      Removing debug pod ...
      Starting pod/node-zzz-debug ...
      To use host binaries, run `chroot /host`
      removed '/mnt/local-storage/localblock/nvme2n1'
      removed directory '/mnt/local-storage/localblock'
      
      Removing debug pod ...

4.2. 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-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-alertmanager-claim-alertmanager-main-1   Bound    pvc-0d5a9825-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-alertmanager-claim-alertmanager-main-2   Bound    pvc-0d6413dc-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-prometheus-claim-prometheus-k8s-0        Bound    pvc-0b7c19b0-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd   8d
    persistentvolumeclaim/my-prometheus-claim-prometheus-k8s-1        Bound    pvc-0b8aed3f-15a5-11ea-baa0-026d231574aa   40Gi       RWO            ocs-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-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
        prometheusK8s:
          volumeClaimTemplate:
            metadata:
              name: my-prometheus-claim
            spec:
              resources:
                requests:
                  storage: 40Gi
              storageClassName: ocs-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. 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

4.3. 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

4.4. 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