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HBase >> mail # dev >> Wanted your thoughts on Rolling Upgrade Testing in HBase

Aleksandr Shulman 2013-03-29, 22:49
Jonathan Hsieh 2013-03-29, 22:54
Nick Dimiduk 2013-04-01, 19:13
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Re: Wanted your thoughts on Rolling Upgrade Testing in HBase
Yes please. If possible it could also include a rolling downgrade.

Aleksandr Shulman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>Hi all,
>I'd like to propose a potential solution to testing HBase Rolling Upgrade
>between minor versions of HBase. It would be great to get feedback.
>This is a tricky feature and it would be really strengthen our trust with
>the product users if we can show that it is stable and correct (e.g. no
>loss of data). The best way to do that is with a test framework that allows
>for repeatability, transparency, and reporting.
>It would be great to see us all agree on what should be supported during a
>rolling upgrade and work towards it using this test framework.
>To that end, I have a few goals in mind:
>-Integration test should be able to trigger a rolling upgrade of an
>existing cluster, regardless of how it is set up
>-It should be extensible enough so that it can be extended to support
>different ways of setting up HBase (tarballs, packages, parcels, or any
>other formats that are relevant)
>-It should be able to report results of various testing operations
>-It should be easy to add new tests to the suite, particularly by those who
>have only passing familiarity with rolling upgrade
>-These tests should be first-class citizens WRT other tests
>-Should standardize what the minimum set of services is for a rolling
>upgrade (e.g. master, backup master, 2 regionservers, zk, etc.)
>-Should support both secure and insecure rolling upgrade
>*Potential Solution:*
>I propose using IntegrationTest to bind to an existing remote cluster. It
>would be able to perform the rolling upgrade steps while running tests over
>a cluster that is already in place.
>At a high level, we would first agree on and create a standard workflow for
>upgrading a cluster. Then, we would work on using IntegrationTest to run
>tests (e.g. insert data, do mapreduce over hbase jobs, etc.) while the
>cluster is in flux. The challenge would be adding code that will handle
>specific cluster setups (e.g. tarballs vs. packages vs. parcels), but we
>can abstract it away.
>Please let me know what you think about this idea and if you'd like to work
>together to accomplish this goal.
>Best Regards,
>Aleks Shulman
Jean-Marc Spaggiari 2013-03-30, 13:04