May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

Zero Touch High Availability with Masakari and Consul

In most cloud deployments, a mix of cloud-native (cattle) and traditional (pet) workloads exist. Traditional, non-cloud workloads require infrastructure support to manage availability. Openstack Masakari project recovers pet workloads from hardware failures by automatically re-locating VMs to healthy nodes. It relies on infrastructure monitoring to detect failures e.g. pacemaker. Although workloads from a failed node are recovered, distributed consensus cluster needs reconfiguration. Cloud admin is expected to reconfigure node monitoring software and re-establish the consensus. Platform9 implemented a zero touch node monitoring solution with consul. This solution integrates with Masakari API to provides a completely automated HA for Openstack. In this talk, we present a deep dive on Masakari and automated cluster management for HA clusters.

What can I expect to learn?

Role of Virtual Machine HA in protecting workloads from failures. Common HA terminology such as MTBF, recovery time, etc. Architecture of Masakari and its features. Consul as distributed monitoring solution and automated zero touch reconfiguration solution with consul based distributed consensus.

Wednesday, May 10, 10:20am-10:30am
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Sampath serves as a Research lead at NTT Software Innovation Center. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D degrees in Information Science from Osaka University in 2008, 2010, and 2013, respectively. He also engaged in research and development of wireless sensor networks, embedded system development, and contributor to ns-2 (The Network Simulator). In NTT, he focuses on distributed computer... FULL PROFILE
Platform9 Systems, Inc
I am a backend engineer at Platform9 Systems Inc. working on various OpenStack projects including Nova, Keystone and Heat. Prior to joining Platform9, I was working at VMware Inc. on the hybrid cloud project. FULL PROFILE