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acucciarre_144605 asked ·

DSE instance does not recover after rebooting Kubernetes node

I have successfully installed dse in my kubernetes environment using the Kubernetes Operator and the instructions in https://github.com/datastax/labs/tree/master/dse-k8s-operator

With nodetool I checked that all pod successfully joined the ring. The problem is that when I reboot one of the kubernetes node the cassandra pod that was running on that node never recover:

[root@node1 ~]# kubectl exec -it -n cassandra cluster1-dc1-r2-sts-0 -c cassandra nodetool status
Datacenter: dc1
===============
Status=Up/Down
|/ State=Normal/Leaving/Joining/Moving/Stopped
-- Address Load Tokens Owns (effective) Host ID Rack
UN 10.244.166.132 153.82 KiB 1 77.9% 053cc18e-397c-4abe-bb1b-d48a3fef3c93 r3
DS 10.244.104.1 136.09 KiB 1 26.9% 8ae31e1c-856e-44a8-b081-c5c040b535b9 r1
UN 10.244.135.2 202.8 KiB 1 95.2% 06200794-298c-4122-b8ff-4239bc7a8ded r2


[root@node1 ~]# kubectl get pods -n cassandra
NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE
cass-operator-56f5f8c7c-w6l2c 1/1 Running 0 17h
cluster1-dc1-r1-sts-0 1/2 Running 2 17h
cluster1-dc1-r2-sts-0 2/2 Running 0 17h
cluster1-dc1-r3-sts-0 2/2 Running 0 17h
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@acucciarre_144605 Have you checked the logs to see why it can't be started? That should be your first port of call. The errors in the logs will give you an idea of what's going on.

Without any information on why the node won't start, we're limited in our ability to help you resolve it. Cheers!

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Thanks for the heads-up @bradfordcp! I've posted the workaround here on @weideng_84207's behalf. Cheers!

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wdeng answered ·

The error java.io.FileNotFoundException: null is a harmless message about a transient error during the Cassandra pod starting up and healthcheck.

I was able to reproduce the issue you ran into. If you run kubectl get pods you should see the affected pod showing 1/2 under "READY" column, this means the Cassandra container was not brought up in the auto-restarted pod. Only the management API container is running. I suspect this is a bug in the operator and I'll work with the developers to sort it out.

As a workaround you can run kubectl delete pod/<pod_name> to recover your Cassandra cluster back to a normal state (in your case kubectl delete pod/cluster1-dc1-r1-sts-0). This will redeploy the pod and remount the data volume automatically, without losing anything.

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acucciarre_144605 answered ·

I believe I have figured out when the work-around works and when it doesn't.

It works only when the rebooting kube node is not the one where the seed node was running.

It seems that the seed node is always one node and when the work-around doesn't work the "kubectl get ep" returns none endpoint for cluster1-seed-service.


kubectl get pods -n dse -o wide
NAME                            READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE     IP               NODE    NOMINATED NODE   READINESS GATES
cass-operator-56f5f8c7c-7l8b7   1/1     Running   1          17h     10.244.135.15    node3   <none>           <none>
cluster1-dc1-r1-sts-0           1/2     Running   0          9m14s   10.244.104.20    node2   <none>           <none>
cluster1-dc1-r2-sts-0           2/2     Running   0          22m     10.244.135.17    node3   <none>           <none>
cluster1-dc1-r3-sts-0           2/2     Running   0          3h38m   10.244.166.143   node1   <none>           <none>

kubectl get ep -n dse
NAME                            ENDPOINTS                                                               AGE
cass-operator-metrics           10.244.135.15:8383,10.244.135.15:8686                                   17h
cluster1-dc1-all-pods-service   10.244.104.20,10.244.135.17,10.244.166.143                              3h41m
cluster1-dc1-service            10.244.135.17:9042,10.244.166.143:9042,10.244.135.17:8080 + 1 more...   3h41m
cluster1-seed-service           <none>                                                                  3h41m


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acucciarre_144605 answered ·

@Erick Ramirez I have looked into the logs but I can't figure out what is the problem.

The kubectl logs command return the logs attached.

The error java.io.FileNotFoundException: null appears also when cassandra starts successfully.

So what remains is the error:

"address=/192.168.0.11:38592 url=/api/v0/probes/readiness status=500 Internal Server Error"

which doesn't say much to me.

The kubectl describe shows the following

Events:
Type Reason Age  From Message
---- ------ ---- ---- -------
Warning Unhealthy 4m41s (x6535 over 18h) kubelet, node2 Readiness probe failed: HTTP probe failed with statuscode: 500

In the cassandra container only this process is running:

 java -Xms128m -Xmx128m -jar /opt/dse/resources/management-api/management-api-6.8.0.20200316-LABS-all.jar --dse-socket /tmp/dse.sock --host tcp://0.0.0.0

and in the /var/log/cassandra/system.log I can't point out any error


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