Enterprise Platform Administration Tips

This page collects FAQs and day-to-day Enterprise Platform maintenance scripts and tools. Please connect to your Platform machine via SSH before getting started.

Inspecting logs and running services

On the Platform you can find the main log file at /var/travis/log/travis.log. They are also symlinked to /var/log/travis.log for convenience.

On the Worker you can find the main log file at /var/log/upstart/travis-worker.log

Accessing Travis Container and Console on the Platform

travis bash: This will get you into the running container on the Platform.

travis console: This will get you into a Ruby IRB session on the Platform.

Cancel or Reset Stuck Jobs

Occasionally, jobs can get stuck in a queued state on the worker. To cancel or reset a large number of jobs, please execute the following steps:

$ travis console
>> stuck_jobs = Job.where(queue: 'builds.linux', state: 'queued').where('queued_at < NOW() - interval \'60 minutes\'').all
>> # Cancels all stuck jobs
>> stuck_jobs.each(&:cancel!)
>> # Or reset them
>> stuck_jobs.each(&:reset!)

Clear Redis Archive Queue (for releases < 2.1.7)

In releases of Enterprise before 2.1.7 jobs where enqueued in the archive queue for log aggregation. This feature however is only available for the hosted versions of Travis CI so far.

This results in the queue growing bigger and bigger, but not getting working off. Because of that, Redis’ memory consumption increases over the time and can lead to decreased performance of the whole platform. The solution to this is rather simple, the archive queue has to be cleared to free system resources. To clear it, please execute the following commands:

$ travis console
>> require 'sidekiq/api'
>> Sidekiq::Queue.new('archive').clear

Reset the RabbitMQ certificate

After an upgrade of Replicated 2.8.0 to a newer version occasionally the service restarts with the following error:

$ docker inspect --format '{{.State.Error}}' focused_yalow
oci runtime error: container_linux.go:247: starting container process
caused "process_linux.go:359: container init caused
\"rootfs_linux.go:54: mounting
to rootfs
caused \\\"not a directory\\\"\""
: Are you trying to mount a directory onto a file (or vice-versa)? Check
if the specified host path exists and is the expected type

To address this, remove the RabbitMQ cert from /etc/travis/ssl/:

$ sudo rm -r /etc/travis/ssl/rabbitmq.cert

After this, do a full reboot of the system and everything should start again properly.

View Sidekiq queue statistics

In the past there have been reported cases where the system became unresponsive, it took long until jobs where worked off or weren’t picked up at all. We found out that oftentimes full Sidekiq queues played a part in this. To get some insight about it helps to get some basics statistics in the Ruby console:

  $ travis console
  >> require 'sidekiq/api'
  => true
  >> stats = Sidekiq::Stats.new
  >> stats.queues
  => {"sync.low"=>315316,

Use a Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate

Travis CI Enterprise works well together with a Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate. To obtain one for your domain, please follow the steps below.

What you need:

  1. An email address Let’s Encrypt can send emails to. This will be used to notify about urgent renewal and security notices.
  2. A domain name under which your installation is available (we’re using travis.example.com in this guide).

Please note: This change will cause downtime for your system,for this reason, we recommend to perform this process in a maintenance window.

To obtain an SSL certificate we’ll be using certbot. Certbot is available as an Ubuntu package.

Please login to your platform machine via SSH and run the following steps to install certbot:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install certbot

certbot offers multiple ways to obtain a certificate. We’ll pick the temporary webserver option since it doesn’t require any additional configuration. The only prerequisite though is that the Travis CI Enterprise container has to be stopped so that webserver can bind to port 443 properly.

To start, please stop Travis CI Enterprise:

$ replicatedctl app stop

Now, run the following to start the interactive process to obtain the SSL certificate:

$ sudo certbot certonly

It’ll first ask you to pick the authentication method:

How would you like to authenticate with the ACME CA?
1: Spin up a temporary webserver (standalone)
2: Place files in webroot directory (webroot)
Select the appropriate number [1-2] then [enter] (press 'c' to cancel): 1

Here, pick 1 and press return.

Then, fill in the aforementioned email address:

Enter email address (used for urgent renewal and security notices) (Enter 'c' to
cancel): ops@example.com

Then, accept the Terms of Services and decide if you’d like to share your email address with the EFF:

Please read the Terms of Service at
https://letsencrypt.org/documents/LE-SA-v1.1.1-August-1-2016.pdf. You must agree
in order to register with the ACME server at
(A)gree/(C)ancel: A

Would you be willing to share your email address with the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, a founding partner of the Let's Encrypt project and the non-profit
organization that develops Certbot? We'd like to send you email about EFF and
our work to encrypt the web, protect its users and defend digital rights.
(Y)es/(N)o: N

In the last step you’re providing your domain name:

Please enter in your domain name(s) (comma and/or space separated)  (Enter 'c'
to cancel): travis.example.com

After that finished successfully, you’ll see a message similar to the one below:

 - Congratulations! Your certificate and chain have been saved at:
   Your key file has been saved at:
   Your cert will expire on 2018-02-07. To obtain a new or tweaked
   version of this certificate in the future, simply run certbot
   again. To non-interactively renew *all* of your certificates, run
   "certbot renew"

Your certificate has been generated and is now saved on the machine. Please head over to https://travis.example.com:8800/console/settings.

There, in the TLS Key & Cert section, select Server path and fill in the following:

  • SSL Private Key Filename: /etc/letsencrypt/live/travis.example.com/privkey.pem
  • SSL Certificate Filename: /etc/letsencrypt/live/travis.example.com/fullchain.pem

After that, scroll down and click “Save”. After your changes have been saved, you can restart Travis CI Enterprise via:

$ replicatedctl app start

Let’s Encrypt certificates are short-lived, this means they expire after 90 days. This means that you’ll have to renew them on a regular basis. Thankfully this can be done with certbot as well. Run the following commands in order to renew your certificate.

Note: Be aware that this process will also introduce downtime.

$ replicatedctl app stop
$ sudo certbot renew
$ replicatedctl app start

In general: These certificate renewals should be automated with a cron job.

Uninstall Travis CI Enterprise

If you wish to uninstall Travis CI Enterprise from your platform and worker machines, please follow the instructions below. On the platform machine, you need to run the following commands in order. (Instructions copied over from Replicated)

service replicated stop
service replicated-ui stop
service replicated-operator stop
docker stop replicated-premkit
docker stop replicated-statsd
docker rm -f replicated replicated-ui replicated-operator replicated-premkit replicated-statsd
docker images | grep "quay\.io/replicated" | awk '{print $3}' | xargs sudo docker rmi -f
apt-get remove -y replicated replicated-ui replicated-operator
apt-get purge -y replicated replicated-ui replicated-operator
rm -rf /var/lib/replicated* /etc/replicated* /etc/init/replicated* /etc/init.d/replicated* /etc/default/replicated* /var/log/upstart/replicated* /etc/systemd/system/replicated*

On the worker machine, you need to run this command:

$ sudo apt-get autoremove travis-worker