Running KVM in addition to LXC on local LXD CLOUD

N. S. n5pascal at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 28 17:15:14 UTC 2017


Hi Nicholas and Andrew,


Thank you both for your help.

@Nicholas,
I downloaded the kernel 4.8 and 4.11 Low-latency (Requirement by the application) and installed it
sudo dpkg -i linux-header-4.8* linux-image-4.8*
sudo update-grub

But I am faced with a challenge that ZFS is not starting UP during boot. Cf attached.

Further digging, the status of the services is as follows:



$ systemctl status zfs-import-cache.service
● zfs-import-cache.service - Import ZFS pools by cache file
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/zfs-import-cache.service; static; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2017-06-28 19:54:33 EEST; 12min ago
  Process: 1032 ExecStartPre=/sbin/modprobe zfs (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Jun 28 19:54:33 ns-HP systemd[1]: Starting Import ZFS pools by cache file...
Jun 28 19:54:33 ns-HP modprobe[1032]: modprobe: FATAL: Module zfs not found in directory /lib/modules/4.8.0-040800-lowlatency
Jun 28 19:54:33 ns-HP systemd[1]: zfs-import-cache.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
Jun 28 19:54:33 ns-HP systemd[1]: Failed to start Import ZFS pools by cache file.
Jun 28 19:54:33 ns-HP systemd[1]: zfs-import-cache.service: Unit entered failed state.
Jun 28 19:54:33 ns-HP systemd[1]: zfs-import-cache.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.




ns at ns-HP:/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-81$ systemctl status zfs-mount.service
● zfs-mount.service - Mount ZFS filesystems
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/zfs-mount.service; static; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2017-06-28 19:54:34 EEST; 13min ago
  Process: 1042 ExecStart=/sbin/zfs mount -a (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 1042 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Jun 28 19:54:33 ns-HP systemd[1]: Starting Mount ZFS filesystems...
Jun 28 19:54:34 ns-HP zfs[1042]: The ZFS modules are not loaded.
Jun 28 19:54:34 ns-HP zfs[1042]: Try running '/sbin/modprobe zfs' as root to load them.
Jun 28 19:54:34 ns-HP systemd[1]: zfs-mount.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jun 28 19:54:34 ns-HP systemd[1]: Failed to start Mount ZFS filesystems.
Jun 28 19:54:34 ns-HP systemd[1]: zfs-mount.service: Unit entered failed state.
Jun 28 19:54:34 ns-HP systemd[1]: zfs-mount.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
ns at ns-HP:/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-81$

I tried to run modprobe zfs as advised, but:

$ sudo -i
[sudo] password for ns:
root at ns-HP:~# /sbin/modprobe zfs
modprobe: FATAL: Module zfs not found in directory /lib/modules/4.8.0-040800-lowlatency
root at ns-HP:~#



I know this might be not directly related to JUJU, but to ubuntu kernel, but I appreciate if  you could help.


Thanks,

BR,

NS



Nicholas Skaggsnicholas.skaggs at canonical.com<mailto:juju%40lists.ubuntu.com?Subject=Re%3A%20Running%20KVM%20in%20addition%20to%20LXC%20on%20local%20LXD%20CLOUD&In-Reply-To=%3CCAHNOz3oXQF4t2x5Rz6R5P-zfuQ651PPJSJEQRf9Er-ZW_3pE4Q%40mail.gmail.com%3E>
Tue Jun 27 19:51:08 UTC 2017

If it's possible, I would simply run the hwe kernel on xenial which
provides 4.8+. Read more about running an updated stack here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

This would solve your specific problem without worrying about running
kvm's.

Kernel/LTSEnablementStack - Ubuntu Wiki<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack>
wiki.ubuntu.com
Ubuntu Kernel Release Schedule. The following is a generic view of the Ubuntu release schedule, the kernels delivered, and the support time frames.





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From: Andrew Wilkins <andrew.wilkins at canonical.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:42 PM
To: N. S.; juju at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: Running KVM in addition to LXC on local LXD CLOUD

On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 9:14 PM N. S. <n5pascal at hotmail.com<mailto:n5pascal at hotmail.com>> wrote:
Hi,


I am running 10 machines on local LXD cloud, and it's fine.

My host is Ubuntu 16.04, kernel 4.4.0-81.

However, I have the following challenge:
One of the machines (M0) stipulates a kernel 4.7+


As it's known, unlike KVM, LXC makes use of same kernel of the host system and in this case (4.4.0-81) breaching thus the stipulation of M0 (4.7+).


I have read that starting Juju 2.0, KVM is no more supported.

Juju still supports kvm, but the old "local" provider which supported lxc/kvm is gone.

You could run a kvm container from within a lxd machine with the right apparmor settings. Probably the most straight forward thing to do, though, would be to create a KVM VM yourself, install Ubuntu on it, and then manually provision it using "juju add-machine ssh:<hostname>".


How could I prepare the stipulation of M0?

Thanks for your help
BR,
Nazih

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