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There are a lot of moving parts in our production stack -- MediaWiki, its extensions, various back-end services, HTTPS handlers, caches, just to name a few. It is thus important that you communicate your deployment schedules on the Deployments page.
The deployment process starts with updating the deploy repository. Go into your source repository and update it with:
$ ./server.js build --deploy-repo --force --review
The build script will update the pointer of the deploy repository's submodule, create a Docker container in which it will install the module dependencies and send the changes to Gerrit. Review them and merge. Next, log onto deployment.eqiad.wmnet and update the repo there:
$ cd /srv/deployment/<service-name>/deploy $ git pull && git submodule update --init
In the #wikimedia-operations IRC channel announce the deployment by logging it into the Server Admin Log with
!log <service-name> deploying <deploy-repo-sha1>. Now, proceed to do the deployment from deployment.eqiad.wmnet:
$ scap deploy
Scap3 will deploy the code, restart the service and check its port and health. In case it detects some problems on the canary node, it will suggest to perform a roll-back. Otherwise it will proceed to deploying it to the rest of the nodes, which completes the deployment process.
Dealing with Problems
Scap3 includes a utility which can be used to monitor the output of the commands executed on the target nodes. Fire up a second terminal, connect to deployment.eqiad.wmnet and execute the
scap deploy-log command from /srv/deployment/<service-name>/deploy before starting the deployment. The output should help you figure out what went wrong.
If you haven't started an instance of scap deploy-log during the deploy, but it went badly, you can still recuperate the logs by running
scap deploy-log --latest.
Reverting a Deployment
Sometimes the deployment process goes well, but the code that was deployed isn't functioning properly. To revert a deployment and bring the code on the target nodes to a previous state, find the deploy repository's SHA1 that contained the good code and then deploy it with:
$ scap deploy --rev <sha1>