Replace a failed Ceph OSD disk with a metadata device as a device name

You can apply the below procedure if a Ceph OSD failed with data disk outage and the metadata partition is not specified in the BareMetalHostProfile custom resource (CR). This scenario implies that the Ceph cluster automatically creates a required metadata logical volume on a desired device.

Remove a Ceph OSD with a metadata device as a device name

To remove the affected Ceph OSD with a metadata device as a device name, follow the Remove a failed Ceph OSD by ID with a defined metadata device procedure and capture the following details:

  • While editing KaasCephCluster in the nodes section, capture the metadataDevice path to reuse it during re-creation of the Ceph OSD.

    Example of the spec.nodes section:

            - name: <deviceName>  # remove the entire item from the storageDevices list
              # fullPath: <deviceByPath> if device is specified using by-path instead of name
                deviceClass: hdd
                metadataDevice: /dev/nvme0n1

    In the example above, save the metadataDevice device name /dev/nvme0n1.

  • During verification of removeInfo, capture the usedPartition value of the metadata device located in the deviceMapping.<metadataDevice> section.

    Example of the removeInfo section:

                  deviceClass: hdd
                  devicePath: <dataDeviceByPath>
                  devicePurpose: block
                  usedPartition: /dev/ceph-d2d3a759-2c22-4304-b890-a2d87e056bd4/osd-block-ef516477-d2da-492f-8169-a3ebfc3417e2
                  zapDisk: true
                  deviceClass: hdd
                  devicePath: <metadataDeviceByPath>
                  devicePurpose: db
                  usedPartition: /dev/ceph-b0c70c72-8570-4c9d-93e9-51c3ab4dd9f9/osd-db-ecf64b20-1e07-42ac-a8ee-32ba3c0b7e2f
              uuid: ef516477-d2da-492f-8169-a3ebfc3417e2

    In the example above, capture the following values from the <metadataDevice> section:

    • ceph-b0c70c72-8570-4c9d-93e9-51c3ab4dd9f9 - name of the volume group that contains all metadata partitions on the <metadataDevice> disk

    • osd-db-ecf64b20-1e07-42ac-a8ee-32ba3c0b7e2f - name of the logical volume that relates to a failed Ceph OSD

Re-create the metadata partition on the existing metadata disk

After you remove the Ceph OSD disk, manually create a separate logical volume for the metadata partition in an existing volume group on the metadata device:

lvcreate -l 100%FREE -n meta_1 <vgName>

Subtitute <vgName> with the name of a volume group captured in the usedPartiton parameter.


If you removed more than one OSD, replace 100%FREE with the corresponding partition size. For example:

lvcreate -l <partitionSize> -n meta_1 <vgName>

Substitute <partitionSize> with the corresponding value that matches the size of other partitions placed on the affected metadata drive. To obtain <partitionSize>, use the output of the lvs command. For example: 16G.

During execution of the lvcreate command, the system asks you to wipe the found bluestore label on a metadata device. For example:

WARNING: ceph_bluestore signature detected on /dev/ceph-b0c70c72-8570-4c9d-93e9-51c3ab4dd9f9/meta_1 at offset 0. Wipe it? [y/n]:

Using the interactive shell, answer n to keep all metadata partitions alive. After answering n, the system outputs the following:

Aborted wiping of ceph_bluestore.
1 existing signature left on the device.
Logical volume "meta_1" created.

Re-create the Ceph OSD with the re-created metadata partition

  1. Open the KaasCephCluster CR for editing:

    kubectl edit kaascephcluster -n <managedClusterProjectName>

    Substitute <managedClusterProjectName> with the corresponding value.

  2. In the nodes section, add the replaced device with the same metadataDevice path as in the previous Ceph OSD:

            - name: <deviceByID> # Recommended. Add a new device by ID, for example, /dev/disk/by-id/...
              #fullPath: <deviceByPath> # Add a new device by path, for example, /dev/disk/by-path/...
                deviceClass: hdd
                metadataDevice: /dev/<vgName>/meta_1

    Substitute <machineName> with the machine name of the node where the new device <deviceByID> or <deviceByPath> must be added. Also specify metadataDevice with the path to the logical volume created during the Re-create the metadata partition on the existing metadata disk procedure.

  3. Wait for the replaced disk to apply to the Ceph cluster as a new Ceph OSD.

    You can monitor the application state using either the status section of the KaaSCephCluster CR or in the rook-ceph-tools Pod:

    kubectl -n rook-ceph exec -it deploy/rook-ceph-tools -- ceph -s