It is not possible to update the manager with the osism-manager manager command.

The osism-update-manager command must be used for this.

$ osism-manager manager
[WARNING]: Invalid characters were found in group names but not replaced, use -vvvv to see details
ERROR! the role 'osism.manager' was not found in /ansible/roles:/ansible/.ansible/roles:/usr/share/ansible/roles:/etc/ansible/roles:/ansible

The error appears to be in '/ansible/manager-manager.yml': line 6, column 5, but may
be elsewhere in the file depending on the exact syntax problem.

The offending line appears to be:

  - role: osism.manager
    ^ here


Before starting the upgrade, the configuration repository on the manager node need to be prepared and updated.

The OSISM version need to be set to the new version:

  • configure version in environments/manager/configuration.yml

# versions

ceph_manager_version: 2019.4.0
kolla_manager_version: 2019.4.0
osism_manager_version: 2919.4.0

Make sure, the file requirements.txt in the root directory of the configuration repository contains the following python modules:

  • check requirements.txt


Create temporary Python virtual environment for executing gilt:

sudo apt-get install python3-venv
python3 -m venv --prompt osism-upgrade .venv
source .venv/bin/activate
pip3 install wheel
pip3 install python-gilt

Update the Python modules:

pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Next the configuration repository need to be synchronized with the master configuration repository. Run the following command from the root directory of the configuration repository at /opt/configuration/:

MANAGER_VERSION=2019.4.0 gilt overlay

Review the changes made to the configuration repository and commit the changes:

git diff
git add .
git commit -m "Upgrade MANAGER_VERSION=2019.4.0"
git push

The directories environments/manager/roles and environments/manager/.venv need to be deleted on the manager node. They will be recreated and populated automatically.

rm -rf /opt/configuration/environments/manager/roles
rm -rf /opt/configuration/environments/manager/.venv

Upgrading to Manager version 2019.4.0

ARA Ansible log server

The ARA 1.x introduced in 2019.4.0 is unfortunately not downward compatible to ARA 0.x. Hence, when upgrading to 2019.4.0, the ARA database must be reset.

The ara backend database need to be deleted:

docker rm -f manager_database_1
docker volume rm manager_mariadb

The following ARA configuration block has become obsolete and need to be removed from environments/ansible.cfg.

database = mysql+pymysql://ara:password@database/ara

The new variable ara_password need to be added to the file environments/secrets.yml:

pwgen -1 32
ansible-vault edit environments/secrets.yml
# manager
ara_password: iMeebi0cofu3eiChoothahdoshi7Ohm7


When using Ceph, the following groups must be added to the inventory. Insert after the ceph-osd group.

# NOTES: Subsequent groups necessary for compatibility to ceph-ansible. Don't change it.




# [rgws:children]
# ceph-rgw



The environment monitoring is deprecated. The associated Ansible roles and Docker images (Prometheus and Prometheus exporters) will be removed in a future release.

Running the upgrade

osism-generic configuration


If encountering the following error message, while running osism-manager

ERROR! Attempting to decrypt but no vault secrets found

Place the vault password of the configuration repository into file in the users home folder and export the following environment variable: