Tungsten Fabric known issues

This section lists the Tungsten Fabric (TF) known issues with workarounds for the Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes release 23.3. For TF limitations, see Tungsten Fabric known limitations.

[37684] Cassandra containers are experiencing high resource utilization

Fixed in 23.3.4

The Cassandra containers of the tf-cassandra-analytics service are experiencing high CPU and memory utilization. This is happening because Cassandra Analytics is running out of memory, causing restarts of both Cassandra and the Tungsten Fabric control plane services.

To work around the issue, use the custom images from the Mirantis public repository:

  1. Specify the image for config-api in the TFOperator custom resource:

            - image: mirantis.azurecr.io/tungsten/contrail-controller-config-api:23.2-r21.4.20231208123354
              name: api
  2. Wait for the tf-config pods to restart.

  3. Monitor the Cassandra Analytics resources continuously. If the Out Of Memory (OOM) error is not present, the applied workaround is sufficient.

    Otherwise, modify the TF vRouters configuration as well:

            - env:
              - name: VROUTER_GATEWAY
              - name: DISABLE_TX_OFFLOAD
                value: "YES"
              name: agent
              image: mirantis.azurecr.io/tungsten/contrail-vrouter-agent:23.2-r21.4.20231208123354

    To apply the changes, restart the vRouters manually.

[13755] TF pods switch to CrashLoopBackOff after a simultaneous reboot

Rebooting all Cassandra cluster TFConfig or TFAnalytics nodes, maintenance, or other circumstances that cause the Cassandra pods to start simultaneously may cause a broken Cassandra TFConfig and/or TFAnalytics cluster. In this case, Cassandra nodes do not join the ring and do not update the IPs of the neighbor nodes. As a result, the TF services cannot operate Cassandra cluster(s).

To verify that a Cassandra cluster is affected:

Run the nodetool status command specifying the config or analytics cluster and the replica number:

kubectl -n tf exec -it tf-cassandra-<config/analytics>-dc1-rack1-<replica number> -c cassandra -- nodetool status

Example of system response with outdated IP addresses:

Datacenter: DC1
|/ State=Normal/Leaving/Joining/Moving
--  Address         Load       Tokens       Owns (effective)  Host ID                               Rack
DN  <outdated ip>   ?          256          64.9%             a58343d0-1e3f-4d54-bcdf-9b9b949ca873  r1
DN  <outdated ip>   ?          256          69.8%             67f1d07c-8b13-4482-a2f1-77fa34e90d48  r1
Datacenter: dc1
|/ State=Normal/Leaving/Joining/Moving
--  Address          Load       Tokens       Owns (effective)  Host ID                               Rack
UN  <actual ip>      3.84 GiB   256          65.2%             7324ebc4-577a-425f-b3de-96faac95a331  rack1


Manually delete the Cassandra pod from the failed config or analytics cluster to re-initiate the bootstrap process for one of the Cassandra nodes:

kubectl -n tf delete pod tf-cassandra-<config/analytics>-dc1-rack1-<replica_num>