The CMS build infrastructure consists of nodes, responsible for scheduling jobs, and slaves, responsible to execute jobs and services. They are in general provisioned using CERN Openstack Infrastructure and configured using CERN Puppet / Foreman setup.
The build slave nodes belong to
vocmssdt/sdt/builder. The configuration of those
hostgroups can be found in the GIT repository https://git.cern.ch/web/it-puppet-hostgroup-vocmssdt.git,
in particular in: [/code/manifests/sdt/builder.pp].
First of all make sure you have all the rights to create machines in OpenStack and to administer them via Puppet. In particular you’ll have to have rights for the “CMS SDT build” OpenStack project.
The following E-groups membership is required for creating puppetized openstack VMs:
ai-admins ( to log into aiadm servers )
After the user/account is enrolled/added in the above e-groups , the account must login once to CERN foreman web page ( othervise it will have problems registering the vm with foreman).
You’ll need to go to the CERN OpenStack
portal, select “Current Project > CMS SDT build” in the top bar and then go to
the Access and
and then select again “API access”. You can then click “Download OpenStack RC
file” which you’ll have to copy in a safe place (say
~/private/cmssdt-openrc.sh) on either
aiadm. You’ll have to do this step only once.
Before you can continue to create a slave, make also sure you import the SSH key
required by build machines into your openstack configuration (use the “Access &
Security” tab and use “Import key”) and that you call it
ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAzHKZxVdp5tF54BJsEOgkQ6rPbhz2w4RznhPlqIM/kmZCL+HN51ofvQPgRWya9coDuuCy2eH5+yJvAZiKRqUlm2QcdUOUmCFYqQKE8WFQVCTGMyMByOHtkf3b+2LtrktIiPp01ElyqQjvoIE++bAmnwKuf3aaK70nmWhrIAQ6BrNfC0vxnx6OOwQcNIyqNHMmi5i49oEUYnwijqm24kngy/reY+ktG3+8fvuISzDru0RKO9pyrtrNg0O772kHY3/MB7GdIgwnJ/bkAvBLa7LEQS9D0EO9TLeJWy6+0IyP5lO0D0Ovillk+0RsWuj4cS7xNnE+xhe+aohuvCP0cwhYwQ== firstname.lastname@example.org
Creation of instances in CERN Foreman setup is described at http://cern.ch/config/nodes/createnode.html.
After the above steps are done , there are two ways to create puppetzied openstack virtual machines.
Set up your OpenStack environment (once) and source the
~/private/cmssdt-openrc.sh file, entering the password when prompted.
To spawn a machine you need to use the
ai-bs-vm wrapper, which will take
care of provisioning the machine and putting it in Foreman, so that it will
receive from it the Puppet configuration:
MACHINE_NAME=<cmsbuildXX> ai-bs-vm -g vocmssdt/sdt/builder \ --foreman-environment cmssdt_test \ -i "SLC6 CERN Server - x86_64 [2015-02-10]" \ --nova-sshkey cmsbuild \ --nova-flavor hep2.12 \ --nova-attach-new-volume vdc=1TB \ --landb-mainuser cms-service-sdt \ --landb-responsible cms-service-sdt \ $MACHINE_NAME
cmsbuild key used is the ssh key available from the cmsbuild user AFS account. Of course you should change the
name of the machine (
<cmsbuildXX> in the example) and use a current image and
flavor. If you have issues about the ssh key, make sure you imported it in your
account (see the Setting up the OpenStack environment) part. Fore more options you can use ai-bs-vm –help.
Similarly the documentation to delete an instance is found at:
the recipe for destoying slaves is: