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Poor network performance for traffic that hit "Floating IP"

asked 2015-07-28 09:39:33 -0500

Herr-Herner gravatar image

updated 2015-07-28 10:12:02 -0500

We have installed OpenStack Kilo in our vSphere environment on Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. Everything is up and running, but I have a network bottleneck somewhere in my environment and I need some help to find it. Traffic from "Floating IPs" to my external server is satifactory:

OpenStack VM -> External Server

[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  1.00 GBytes   862 Mbits/sec  366             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  1.00 GBytes   860 Mbits/sec                  receiver

But the other direction provides insufficient performance:

External Server -> OpenStack VM

[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec   226 MBytes   190 Mbits/sec  2681             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec   225 MBytes   189 Mbits/sec                  receiver

I am trying to find out where the bootleneck exists. I started iperf3 on the network node and on the tenant's external router:

ip netns exec qrouter-a190687c-f795-4814-8f7a-d943e3df7315 iperf3 -s

External Server -> qrouter-a190687c-f795-4814-8f7a-d943e3df7315

[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec   896 MBytes   752 Mbits/sec  3030             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec   894 MBytes   750 Mbits/sec                  receiver

There are two connections more to check:

  • External Server -> Network Node -> GRE -> Compute Node
  • Compute Node -> OpenStack VM

Can anybody help me to check these two connections? I do not know how to measure network throughput on the compute node when messages get transferred via the GRE tunnel and how can I check the network performance between the hosting compute node and the guest OpenStack VM?

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answered 2015-07-29 09:07:54 -0500

echiu gravatar image

Some ideas to try:

  1. You can run traceroute on the compute node to the guest VM IPs. This will show the number of hops and the time per hop.
  2. Generate a report from your routes on network traffic

Is the network latency symptom intermittent or consistent?

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It seems that the problem is caused by vSphere. Our "Promiscous Mode" interface gets all packets that should reach a OpenStack VM twice. Unfortunately, we have not found a persistent solution. After some time, we get duplicated packets, even when we got it working for a while.

Herr-Herner gravatar imageHerr-Herner ( 2015-07-31 03:08:01 -0500 )edit

The phenomenon is described here:

Herr-Herner gravatar imageHerr-Herner ( 2015-07-31 03:08:56 -0500 )edit

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