Troubleshooting Ceph on Windows
The MSI source code can be consulted here: https://github.com/cloudbase/ceph-windows-installer
The following command can be used to generate MSI logs
msiexec.exe /i $msi_full_path /l*v! $log_file
WNBD driver installation failures will be logged here:
A server reboot is required after uninstalling the driver, otherwise subsequent
install attempts may fail.
WNBD troubleshooting, please check this page: https://github.com/cloudbase/wnbd#troubleshooting
rbd device commands require privileged rights. Make
sure to use an elevated PowerShell or CMD command prompt.
Userspace crash dumps can be placed at a configurable location and enabled for all applications or just predefined ones, as outlined here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/wer/collecting-user-mode-dumps.
Whenever a Windows application crashes, an event will be submitted to the
Windows Event Log, having Event ID 1000. The entry will also include the process id,
the faulting module name and path as well as the exception code.
Please note that in order to analyze crash dumps, the debug symbols are required.
We’re currently building Ceph using
MinGW, so by default
DWARF symbols will
be embedded in the binaries.
windbg does not support such symbols but
can be used.
gdb can debug running Windows processes but it cannot open Windows minidumps.
gdb fork may be used until this functionality is merged upstream:
https://github.com/ssbssa/gdb/releases. As an alternative,
can be converted using
cv2pdb but be aware that this tool has limited C++
ceph Python tool can’t be used on Windows natively yet. With minor
changes it may run, but the main issue is that Python doesn’t currently allow
AF_UNIX on Windows: https://bugs.python.org/issue33408
As an alternative, the
ceph tool can be used through Windows Subsystem
for Linux (WSL). For example, running Windows RBD daemons may be contacted by
ceph daemon /mnt/c/ProgramData/ceph/out/ceph-client.admin.61436.1209215304.asok help
Along with the standard RBD perf counters, the
libwnbd IO counters may be
rbd-wnbd stats $imageName
At the same time, WNBD driver counters can be fetched using:
wnbd-client stats $mappingId
Note that the
wnbd-client mapping identifier will be the full RBD image spec
device column of the
rbd device list output).
The Ceph tools can silently exit with a -1073741515 return code if one of the required DLLs is missing or unsupported.
The Dependency Walker tool can be used to determine the missing library.