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e34f46e6 12/12/2013 06:33 pm Thomas Thrainer

Document format of the file-storage-paths file

The format of the /etc/ganeti/file-storage-paths file was not documented
in the man page. This patch adds a short note about the format there.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Thrainer <>
Reviewed-by: Michele Tartara <>

4a68b28b 10/07/2013 11:02 am Michele Tartara

Fix outdated documentation for users-setup

The --yes-do-it parameter was not properly documented yet. Add it to the
administration guide.

Signed-off-by: Michele Tartara <>
Reviewed-by: Klaus Aehlig <>

5ab57a1e 07/05/2013 01:03 pm Klaus Aehlig

Merge branch 'stable-2.7' into stable-2.8

  • stable-2.7:
    Release version 2.7.0
    Fix "instance replace" typo in admin.rst
    Fix typo in the install guide
    Disable pylint E1101 on hypothetical import

Conflicts:
NEWS: trivial
configure.ac: trivial

Signed-off-by: Klaus Aehlig <>...

fe0d94d8 07/03/2013 10:20 am Guido Trotter

Fix "instance replace" typo in admin.rst

gnt-instance `replace` should read `replace-disks`

Signed-off-by: Guido Trotter <>
Reviewed-by: Klaus Aehlig <>

ee414f1c 06/28/2013 11:59 am Michele Tartara

Add documentation for harep

Include a section in the Administrator's guide describing how to use the
autorepair tool.

Fixes Issue 446

Signed-off-by: Michele Tartara <>
Reviewed-by: Thomas Thrainer <>

ac0af025 06/04/2013 06:11 pm Michele Tartara

Document the monitoring daemon in the admin guide

The administrator's guide must include a section describing the monitoring
daemon and its API, in order for the users to be able to use it.

Signed-off-by: Michele Tartara <>
Reviewed-by: Klaus Aehlig <>

e41d5a22 05/31/2013 01:45 pm Bernardo Dal Seno

Merge branch 'stable-2.7' into stable-2.8

  • stable-2.7:
    Document users-setup tool
    Adjusting permissions after confd start
    Ensure the queue socket has the right permissions
    Update IAllocator interface documentation

Conflicts:
doc/iallocator.rst
...

60af7882 05/31/2013 01:05 am Michele Tartara

Document users-setup tool

The users-setup tool was added but had no documentation up to now. This commit
fixes this issue.

Signed-off-by: Michele Tartara <>
Reviewed-by: Bernardo Dal Seno <>

bcba4e01 05/03/2013 11:38 am Michele Tartara

Merge stable-2.7 into stable-2.8

Conflicts:
INSTALL
NEWS
configure.ac
src/Ganeti/Query/Group.hs
test/hs/Test/Ganeti/Objects.hs
test/hs/Test/Ganeti/Query/Query.hs

Signed-off-by: Michele Tartara <>
Reviewed-by: Helga Velroyen <>

da535d0d 05/02/2013 12:16 pm Guido Trotter

admin guide updates for 2.7

- Mention the file-storage-paths config file
- Add information about sharedfile and ext storage types
- Change one manpage reference to a proper link

Signed-off-by: Guido Trotter <>
Reviewed-by: Michele Tartara <>

0da22bc3 04/22/2013 07:13 pm Sebastian Gebhard

Minor changes / bugfixes in documentation

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Gebhard <>
Signed-off-by: Klaus Aehlig <>
Reviewed-by: Klaus Aehlig <>

91fb0d18 04/04/2013 12:14 pm Bernardo Dal Seno

Document procedure to downgrade a cluster

This is based on the --donwgrade option of cfgupgrade, first introduced in
1709435e.

Signed-off-by: Bernardo Dal Seno <>
Reviewed-by: Guido Trotter <>

22ac4136 01/09/2013 05:38 pm Michael Hanselmann

More documentation and man page fixes

- Include numbers in man page references
- Use “:manpage:” where appropriate
- Don't escape underscore in verbatim text (e.g. “``always_failover``)
as it would show up in the generated man page
- Quote whole paths, not just build-time part...

5e360222 10/25/2012 04:46 pm Michele Tartara

Fix two typos in Ganeti administrator's guide

Fix a verb tense and add a missing verb.

Signed-off-by: Michele Tartara <>
Reviewed-by: Adeodato Simo <>

7e2f08ba 10/08/2012 06:50 pm Helga Velroyen

Typos and grammar fixes

Signed-off-by: Helga Velroyen <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

38db4e7c 07/25/2012 09:52 pm Adam Ingrassia

Front-end and doc to use allocator in recreate-disks

The recreate-disks command no longer requires an explicit list of nodes.

Signed-off-by: Adam Ingrassia <>
Signed-off-by: Bernardo Dal Seno <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

24ccfd74 07/19/2012 06:51 pm Johan Euphrosine

Add note in admin guide about drbd stacked devices

Fixes: http://code.google.com/p/ganeti/issues/detail?id=251
Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

79829d23 06/19/2012 03:09 pm Guido Trotter

Allow single-homed <-> multi-homed transitions

To change the cluster from single homed to multi homed or vice versa one
must target the master node first, and pass the --force option. All
other nodes then will work as long as they are reachable by the master....

73225861 03/27/2012 06:10 pm Iustin Pop

Update admin doc

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

7ed400f0 02/10/2012 05:10 pm Stratos Psomadakis

rbd disk template documentation and manpages

Add documentation and modify manpages for the RBD disk template.

Signed-off-by: Constantinos Venetsanopoulos <>
Signed-off-by: Stratos Psomadakis <>
Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>...

d4fcd298 01/27/2012 04:56 pm Guido Trotter

admin.rst: add information about maxmem/minmem

- Specify how maxmem and minmem are used at startup, failover and
migrate
- Add a paragraph about how to manually change the runtime memory, and
what Ganeti will and won't do automatically as of version 2.6...

c668ead9 01/06/2012 01:38 pm Guido Trotter

Merge branch 'devel-2.5'

  • devel-2.5:
    KVM: support version reported by 1.0
    doc/admin: Clarify archived jobs

Conflicts:
NEWS: trivial

Signed-off-by: Guido Trotter <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

89907375 12/22/2011 07:19 pm Michael Hanselmann

doc/admin: Clarify archived jobs

Also mention that archived jobs can be viewed using “gnt-job info”.

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

1cdc9dbb 12/08/2011 11:40 am Bernardo Dal Seno

manpages: Fix small errors in documentation

Mostly typos, except for the output of "gnt-instance migrate" in an
example, which has been updated to the current version

Signed-off-by: Bernardo Dal Seno <>
Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>...

edc282ad 11/17/2011 05:24 pm Agata Murawska

admin.rst update regarding offline state of the instance

Signed-off-by: Agata Murawska <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

10d3f678 11/17/2011 03:49 pm Iustin Pop

Add small node in admin.rst about confd disabling

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

72ce3463 08/26/2011 05:53 pm René Nussbaumer

Merge branch 'devel-2.4' into devel-2.5

Conflicts:
NEWS (trivial)
configure.ac (trivial)
daemons/ensure-dirs.in (deleted)

Signed-off-by: René Nussbaumer <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

96514751 08/05/2011 04:39 pm Michael Hanselmann

doc/admin: s/grub/GRUB/

“GRUB” is an acronym for GRand Unified Bootloader.

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: René Nussbaumer <>

44275c2d 07/28/2011 02:26 pm Andrea Spadaccini

Fixed doc compilation under Sphinx 1.0.7

Sphinx 1.0.7 complains if an indented block in .warning starts with :option.
This fixes it.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Spadaccini <>
Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

93384b8c 05/11/2011 05:14 pm Guido Trotter

Merge branch 'devel-2.4'

  • devel-2.4:
    Use floppy disk and a second CDROM on KVM
    Document the selection of instance kernels
    Make root_path an optional hypervisor parameter
    Some man page updates
    Add 2 new variables to the OS scripts environment
    Add --no-wait-for-sync when converting to drbd...
fc3914e6 05/10/2011 06:58 pm Iustin Pop

Document the selection of instance kernels

A simple doc patch to document how to configure the kernels for the
instances.

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

1ebe6dbd 03/31/2011 12:02 pm Iustin Pop

Improve references to htools in the documentation

Was not sure about the bit in admin.rst, hope it's fine.

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: René Nussbaumer <>

fb87cbeb 01/27/2011 07:07 pm Michael Hanselmann

Merge branch 'devel-2.3' into devel-2.4

  • devel-2.3:
    Wait for master to become available on initialization
    Start all daemons on cluster initialization
    Clarify job processing order in admin guide
    Improve option descriptions
    Remove two unused variables...
f313e7be 01/26/2011 06:24 pm Michael Hanselmann

Clarify job processing order in admin guide

The fact that jobs don't necessarily execute in order has been source
for some confusion. Hopefully this update will clarify things.

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

bde65914 01/10/2011 11:47 am Iustin Pop

Document the intended use of (vm|master)_capable

This patch adds the intended usage scenarios of these two flags.

Additionally it corrects the tag valid charset.

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

7af3534e 11/25/2010 01:21 pm Dmitry Chernyak

Added "vg" argument to the --disk syntax

Added "vg" argument to the "gnt-instance ... --disk" syntax specification.
Now is ok to write:

gnt-instance add ... --disk N:size=NNg,vg=VG_NAME ...

But not all internal structures are ready to handle this yet.
...

3e039592 11/19/2010 12:29 pm Iustin Pop

Fix documentation regarding conversion to drbd

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: René Nussbaumer <>

feec31d1 10/26/2010 07:05 pm Iustin Pop

Add documentation about the capability flags

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

c28502b1 07/28/2010 11:37 pm Iustin Pop

Rename masterfailover to master-failover

Most (all?) of our commands use dash-separator: replace-disks,
verify-disks, add-tags, etc. “gnt-cluster masterfailover” is an old
exception to this rule.

The patch replaces it with master-failover, add a compatiblity alias,...

e0897adf 06/09/2010 12:40 pm Michael Hanselmann

Start to prepare documentation for 2.2 release

- Update NEWS file
- Remove dependency on OpenSSL (pyOpenSSL remains)
- Update manpages, fix typos and other things

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

b5672ea0 04/15/2010 05:37 pm Iustin Pop

Forward-port the ganeti 2.0 cfgupgrade

2.1's cfgupgrade doesn't support upgrading from 1.2, only from 2.0.
However, it's trivial to forward-port the 2.0 cfgupgrade to work with
2.1, thus providing an upgrade path for 1.2 users directly to 2.1,
without the intermediate step of installing 2.0....

ea5fd476 04/15/2010 05:36 pm Iustin Pop

Add a new tool: sanitize-config

This can be used for two purposes:

- safety copy of the config file, with just the secrets changed
- cleanup of the config file (full randomization), so that (e.g.) users
could send a broken config file to the devel-list...

33ea43b6 04/12/2010 04:57 pm Iustin Pop

Update import documentation for the recent changes

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

6328fea3 04/08/2010 06:50 pm Iustin Pop

Document the watcher node maintenance feature

The patch changes significantly the watcher man page, as it was very
simplistic.

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Guido Trotter <>

bbf74a76 03/15/2010 05:45 pm Iustin Pop

Update instance modify documentation

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

17227cd1 03/15/2010 05:17 pm Iustin Pop

Update documentation for disk adoption

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Guido Trotter <>

c71a1a3d 10/28/2009 05:00 am Iustin Pop

Documentation updates

Our admin guide was very very trivial. This patch updates it to contain
advice on when to use which commands, removes the instance
administration part from the installation guide (moved to the admin
guide), and adds a walkthrough document that should be useable as a...

7faf5110 09/24/2009 06:32 pm Michael Hanselmann

Wrap documentation to max 72 characters per line

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

558fd122 09/24/2009 06:31 pm Michael Hanselmann

Set Vim textwidth in each documentation file

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

56c9a709 09/24/2009 06:10 pm Iustin Pop

Add documentation on manual cluster cleanup

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

fd07c6b3 05/12/2009 02:31 pm Iustin Pop

Some small doc updates

We change some formatting to sphinx-specific, to show how the
documentation can be improved.

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Guido Trotter <>

ffa6869f 02/24/2009 03:56 pm Iustin Pop

Convert the admin guide to restructured text

The RST format holds a little bit less information, as all the <file
class="directory"> and <userinput> tags are gone, however we're not
really losing important context here. And it's way easier to read and
update....