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2016-10-11 22:25:26 +0200 asked a question openvswitch gre and mysterious RST

Hello Friends - I have just gotten my second Hyper-V compute node connected to my HA Mitaka cluster (well, HA except for Neutron ;)

Using GRE tunnels with VLAN tags. Gnarly.

But I have a mysterious problem that comes'n'goes - TCP RST. Here's the scenario:

  1. For testing - singletons for Keystone / Nova Controller (scheduler / api) / Neutron - Just to make watching logs easier.
  2. Dual HAproxy LBs in front of everything with a VIP that defines cluster entrypoint (e.g. 9696, which is then proxied by HAproxy to backend Neutron - same for all of the OpenStack functions)
  3. Neutron with ML2 using GRE (not VXLAN).
  4. For this test - two Nova Compute nodes. One standard KVM (CentOS 7), another is Hyper-V (W2K12 R2 with all SPs / patches / latest drivers). Both Compute nodes configured with Open vSwitch (2.50 from Mitaka yum repo for KVM, 2.5.1 latest CloudBase Mitaka .MSI for Hyper-V). Both configured with GRE to match Neutron.
  5. KVM Compute node runs Just Fine, thanks. It creates VMs, no connection problems.
  6. Hyper-V Compute node usually runs OK - but sometimes I get a mysterious RST.

So your next question is...versions and config!

  • Latest CentOS OpenStack Mitaka repo for the controllers, and CloudBase 2.5.1 Open vSwitch / CloudBase Mitaka download for Nova Compute.
  • On the Hyper-V Nova Compute, I dedicate a single 10GbE uplink for use by Hyper-V vSwitch.
  • Manually disabled TSO (and all of its friends) for the virtual NICs. And for the physicals NICs as well. But I've tried my tests both with / without TSO (and GSO / GRO).
  • Hyper-V Nova Compute is beefy enuf: 2 Xeon 2690 sockets (8-way) running hyperthreaded for a total of 32 cores. 256GB RAM. Separate dedicated NIC for management (as well as OOB iLO). 8x1.2TB disks running as RAID-1 for two OS disks, RAID-6 for the remaining disks. Tons of disk space.
  • My networking treats the 10GbE uplink on the Hyper-V Nova Compute host as a trunk device. I use a dedicated vif / VLAN for GRE traffic - and I keep that traffic fitting in a standard 1500-byte frame. FWIW - my OpenStack traffic is on a separate vif (and separate VLAN).
  • I use tenant-private networking with overlapping IPs (OpenFlow helps to keep all that sorted out pretty magically).

Here's how things look to Open vSwitch (and Windows):

PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-NetAdapter

Name                      InterfaceDescription                    ifIndex Status       MacAddress             LinkSpeed
----                      --------------------                    ------- ------       ----------             ---------
br-tun                    Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #7          31 Up           00-15-5D-09-05-0A        10 Gbps
br-int                    Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #6          30 Up           00-15-5D-09-05-09        10 Gbps
stg                       Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #5          28 Up           00-15-5D-09-05-06        10 Gbps
gre                       Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #4          27 Up           00-15-5D-09-05-05        10 Gbps
aos                       Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #3          26 Up           00-15-5D-09-05-04        10 Gbps
br-eno1                   Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #2          25 Up           00-15-5D-09-05-03        10 Gbps
ens1f3                    HP NC365T PCIe Quad Port Gigabit S...#4      16 Not Present  AC-16-2D-A1-3D-83          0 bps
ens1f2                    HP NC365T PCIe Quad Port Gigabit S...#3      12 Not Present  AC-16-2D-A1-3D-82          0 bps
ens1f1                    HP NC365T PCIe Quad Port Gigabit S...#2      17 ...