This document is for software that will no longer be supported after the OSG 3.5 retirement (February 2022). See the Release Series Support Policy for details.
This document is for System Administrators. It details the usage of the
rsv-control command for enabling, disabling, testing and running RSV probes.
rsv-control provides an interface to many RSV tasks.
rsv-control can view RSV jobs, run metrics, enable or disable metrics and consumers, and allow advanced configuration.
rsv-control can be used to configure RSV as described here and in the advanced configuration document. Most site admins will be able to configure RSV by editing
/etc/osg/config.d/30-rsv.ini and running
osg-configure as described in the installation doc.
rsv-control to configure is for advanced RSV use including enabling non-default metrics. Admins who don't use
rsv-control for configuration can still use it to view their RSV jobs, run RSV tests, and help debug RSV problems. Anyone can view the jobs, but you must be root or the RSV user (
rsv by default) to execute other commands, e.g. run, enable and disable probes, or to turn RSV on and off.
Viewing RSV jobs¶
rsv-control provides two different views: viewing the desired state and viewing the current actual state.
- Desired = what metrics and consumers will start the next time RSV is started
- Actual = what metrics and consumers are currently running
To view the desired state, use the
-l for short) flag. This will create one table for each host showing the metrics that are enabled to run against that host.
[email protected]# rsv-control --list Metrics enabled for host: osgitb1.nhn.ou.edu | Service ----------------------------------------------------------+-------------------- org.osg.batch.jobmanager-default-status | OSG-CE org.osg.batch.jobmanagers-available | OSG-CE org.osg.certificates.cacert-expiry | OSG-CE org.osg.certificates.crl-expiry | OSG-CE org.osg.general.osg-directories-CE-permissions | OSG-CE org.osg.general.osg-version | OSG-CE org.osg.general.ping-host | OSG-CE org.osg.general.vdt-version | OSG-CE org.osg.general.vo-supported | OSG-CE org.osg.globus.gram-authentication | OSG-CE org.osg.globus.gridftp-simple | OSG-GridFTP org.osg.gratia.condor | OSG-CE org.osg.gratia.metric | OSG-CE Metrics enabled for host: osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu:10443 | Service ----------------------------------------------------------+-------------------- org.osg.srm.srmcp-readwrite | OSG-SRM org.osg.srm.srmping | OSG-SRM
- To view all installed metrics use the
-a) flag along with
--list. This will print an extra table showing metrics that are disabled on all hosts.
- If you are having problems with the output being truncated, try the
To view the current, running state of RSV jobs, use the
--job-list flag (
-j for short). This will show all metrics and consumers running in RSV. (It queries the underlying Condor Cron system that we use to run the metrics).
[email protected]# rsv-control --job-list Hostname: osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu ID OWNER ST NEXT RUN TIME METRIC 154.0 rsvuser I 11-19 12:15 org.osg.certificates.cacert-expiry 155.0 rsvuser R 11-19 11:23 org.osg.gratia.metric 156.0 rsvuser I 11-19 18:47 org.osg.general.vdt-version 157.0 rsvuser I 11-19 12:30 org.osg.certificates.crl-expiry 158.0 rsvuser I 11-19 11:31 org.osg.globus.gram-authentication 159.0 rsvuser I 11-19 11:41 org.osg.general.osg-version 160.0 rsvuser R 11-19 11:25 org.osg.batch.jobmanager-default-status 161.0 rsvuser I 11-20 04:59 org.osg.batch.jobmanagers-available 162.0 rsvuser I 11-19 11:37 org.osg.general.osg-directories-CE-permissions 163.0 rsvuser I 11-19 12:08 org.osg.globus.gridftp-simple 164.0 rsvuser I 11-19 12:09 org.osg.gratia.condor 165.0 rsvuser R 11-19 11:27 org.osg.general.ping-host 166.0 rsvuser I 11-19 18:47 org.osg.general.vo-supported Hostname: osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu:10443 ID OWNER ST NEXT RUN TIME METRIC 113.0 rsvuser I 11-19 11:33 org.osg.srm.srmping 114.0 rsvuser R 11-19 11:28 org.osg.srm.srmcp-readwrite ID OWNER ST CONSUMER 198.0 rsvuser R html-consumer 199.0 rsvuser R gratia-consumer
The ST field indicates the current job status:
- R = the metric is currently running
- I = the metric is idle and will be run at the next scheduled interval
- Any other letter may indicate a problem
- Consumers will always appear to be running even though they will only run once every five minutes.
Running a metric¶
rsv-control can be used to run metrics one time against a host. This can be useful for:
- updating the status of a metric that had a problem instead of waiting until the next scheduled run time
- testing a metric against a host before deciding whether to enable it
Note that the record for each run will be published to all active consumers. That is, it will be published to Gratia or will show up on your local web page, if you have those enabled.
-r) flag. You must also provide the
--host flag. The syntax is:
rsv-control --run --host <HOST> <METRIC> [ <METRIC2> ...]
where <METRIC> is the full metric name (e.g.
org.osg.general.osg-version). You can get the metric names from the
[email protected]# rsv-control --run \ --host osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu org.osg.general.osg-version Running metric org.osg.general.osg-version: metricName: org.osg.general.osg-version metricType: status timestamp: 2010-11-19 11:40:19 CST metricStatus: OK serviceType: OSG-CE serviceURI: osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu gatheredAt: vdt-itb.cs.wisc.edu summaryData: OK detailsData: OSG 1.2.15 EOT
Note the metricStatus in the example above: that's where you can see if it was successful or not. In this case, it was successful, because it printed OK.
You may run multiple metrics against a single host by specifying multiple metrics to
In order to run metrics against multiple hosts you must run
rsv-control multiple times, once for each host.
Running all enabled metrics¶
When RSV is first installed it can take up to a day for each enabled metric to run once. A new option is provided to force each metric to run immediately, for all hosts. Use the
--all-enabled flag along with
--run. With this option it is not necessary to specify a host - all enabled metrics for all configured hosts will be run (in fact, if you do specify a host it will be ignored).
[email protected]# rsv-control -r --all-enabled Running metric org.osg.certificates.cacert-expiry (1 of 15) metricName: org.osg.certificates.cacert-expiry metricType: status timestamp: 2010-11-19 13:44:08 CST metricStatus: OK serviceType: OSG-CE serviceURI: osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu gatheredAt: vdt-itb.cs.wisc.edu summaryData: OK detailsData: Security Probe Version: 1.1 OK: CAs are in sync with OSG distribution EOT ...
Passing extra configuration¶
If you want to pass extra configuration when running a metric without editing its configuration file you can make an INI-formatted file and pass it on the command line. For example, you can make a file like this for the
org.osg.srm.srmclient-ping metric (tmp-srm.ini):
[org.osg.srm.srmclient-ping args] srm-destination-dir=/srmcache/~ srm-webservice-path=srm/v2/server
Then use the
--extra-config-file parameter and pass the path to the INI file:
[email protected]# rsv-control -r --extra-config-file tmp-srm.ini \ --host osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu:10443 org.osg.srm.srmclient-ping Running metric org.osg.srm.srmclient-ping: metricName: org.osg.srm.srmclient-ping metricType: status timestamp: 2010-11-19 14:12:35 CST metricStatus: OK serviceType: OSG-SRM serviceURI: osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu:10443 gatheredAt: vdt-itb.cs.wisc.edu summaryData: OK detailsData: SRM server running on osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu is alive and responding to the srmping command. . Details: Storage Resource Manager (SRM) Client version 2.1.5-16 Copyright (c) 2002-2009 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory ...
Enabling and disabling metrics and consumers¶
Metrics and consumers can be enabled or disabled by
rsv-control using the
--disable flags. Note that "enable" and "disable" are desired states (this is similar to
osg-control). After enabling a metric you should turn it on if you want it to be running immediately. After disabling a metric that is running, you should still turn it off (a message will print after each of these actions to remind you of this behavior).
The syntax for enabling metrics looks similar to the syntax for running metrics:
rsv-control --enable --host <HOST> <METRIC> [ <METRIC2> ...]
You must provide a host to enable the metric against (in order to enable a metric on multiple hosts you must run
rsv-control once per host).
[email protected]# rsv-control --enable \ --host osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu org.osg.gip.consistency Enabling metric 'org.osg.gip.consistency' for host 'osg-edu.cs.wisc.edu' One or more metrics have been enabled and will be started the next time RSV is started. To turn them on immediately run 'rsv-control --on'.
Consumers do not run against a specific host, they process records for all hosts. When enabling consumers a host is not required (if a host is passed it will be ignored).
[email protected]# rsv-control --enable nagios-consumer Enabling consumer nagios-consumer
The syntax for disabling metrics looks similar to the syntax for running metrics:
rsv-control --disable --host <HOST> <METRIC> [ <METRIC2> ...]
You must provide a host to disable the metric against (in order to disable a metric on multiple hosts you must run
rsv-control once per host).
[email protected]# rsv-control --disable \ --host vdt-itb.cs.wisc.edu org.osg.local.containercert-expiry Disabling metric 'org.osg.local.containercert-expiry' for host 'vdt-itb.cs.wisc.edu' One or more metrics have been disabled and will not start the next time RSV is started. You may still need to turn them off if they are currently running.
Consumers do not run against a specific host, they process records for all hosts. When disabling consumers a host is not required (if a host is passed it will be ignored).
[email protected]# rsv-control --disable html-consumer gratia-consumer Disabling consumer html-consumer Disabling consumer gratia-consumer Consumer already disabled
Metrics and consumers can both be listed in the same disable command.
Getting more information from rsv-control¶
The first step to getting more information is to run
rsv-control with more verbosity. Use the
-v) flag. This flag can be used with any of rsv-control's abilities (run, enable, list, etc). The verbosity levels are:
- 0 = print nothing
- 1 = print warnings and errors along with usual output of command being run (1 is the default level)
- 2 = adds informational messages
- 3 = full debugging output
Using the RSV verify tool¶
--verify flag will run some basic checks for your RSV installation:
[email protected]# rsv-control --verify Testing if Condor-Cron is running... OK Testing if metrics are running... OK (98 running metrics) Testing if consumers are running... OK (1 running consumers) Checking which consumers are configured... The following consumers are enabled: html-consumer WARNING: The gratia-consumer is not enabled. This indicates that your resource is not reporting to OSG.
This tool is still under development and it does only basic checks, but it is a good first step when debugging issues.
Running the RSV profiler¶
RSV has a tool to collect information useful for troubleshooting into a tarball that can be shared with the developers and support staff. To use it:
[email protected]# rsv-control --profile Running the rsv-profiler... OSG-RSV Profiler Analyzing... Making tarball (rsv-profiler.tar.gz)
If you are getting assistance via the trouble ticket system, you must add a
.txt extension to the tarball so it can be uploaded.
[email protected]# mv rsv-profiler.tar.gz rsv-profiler.tar.gz.txt