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Inside the Elastic Stack: Testing and Releasing a Well Known Open Source Stack

Elastic Co
September 25, 2017

Inside the Elastic Stack: Testing and Releasing a Well Known Open Source Stack

Maintaining a well known open source stack is no easy task. Despite fixing bugs and adding features, releases need to be aligned among products and each product needs to be tested on its own. This talk starts at the lowest level of Elasticsearch, explaining how we run unit tests, moves up to integration tests, packaging tests, backwards compatibility tests, performance tests, including commercial extensions in testing phases - all of this on different operating systems and JVM versions. Attendees will get to know how our CI looks and how all of our products (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats and all of its commercial extensions) are released at the same moment in order to ease the upgrade process for our end users.

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September 25, 2017
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  1. Alexander Reelsen
    @spinscale
    Inside the Elastic Stack
    Testing & releasing a well known
    Open Source stack

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  2. 2
    Agenda
    One slide every 30 seconds is ok, right?
    Introduction
    1
    CI
    3
    Preparing & testing a release
    4
    Release
    5
    Elasticsearch testing & X-Pack integration
    2
    2
    3
    4
    5

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  3. 3
    Agenda
    One slide every 30 seconds is ok, right?
    Introduction
    1
    CI
    3
    Preparing & testing a release
    4
    Release
    5
    Elasticsearch testing & X-Pack integration
    2

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  4. 4
    Introduction
    • Myself
    • Based in Munich, joined Elastic in early 2013
    • Developer, Elasticsearch & X-Pack Alerting
    • Organizes Search Meetup Munich
    • Elastic
    • distributed, more than 550 employees across more than 30 countries
    • few offices & home office
    • Offering support subscriptions, training, consulting, EaaS & on premise

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  5. 5
    What is the Elastic Stack?

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  6. 6
    What is the Elastic Stack?

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    Welcome to the Zoo!
    • Elasticsearch: Java
    • Logstash: JRuby + Java
    • Beats: Go
    • Kibana: Javascript on node.js
    • Commercial: C++, Scala, all of the above
    • Tooling: Perl, python, node
    • Clients: Ruby, PHP, Perl, python, groovy

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  8. 8
    Jun 9, 2015
    1.6
    Jul 16, 2015
    1.7
    Feb 19, 2015
    4.0
    Jun 10, 2015
    4.1
    May 14th, 2015
    1.5
    May 27th, 2015
    1.0 Beta 1
    July 13th, 2015
    1.0 Beta 2
    Sept 4 th, 2015
    1.0 Beta 3
    May 23, 2015
    1.5
    Nov 5, 2014
    1.4
    It’s complicated
    es
    kibana
    ls
    beats

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  9. 10
    Agenda
    One slide every 30 seconds is ok, right?
    Introduction
    1
    CI
    3
    Preparing & testing a release
    4
    Release
    5
    Elasticsearch testing & X-Pack integration
    2
    2
    1

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    •Unit Tests
    •REST Tests
    •Packaging Tests
    •Documentation Tests
    •BWC tests
    •Performance Tests
    Tests everywhere!

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    Unit Tests

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  12. 13
    Unit Tests

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    Unit Tests

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    Integration Tests

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    REST tests

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    REST tests

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    Packaging Tests

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    Packaging Tests via BATS

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    Documentation tests

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    Documentation tests

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  21. 22
    Smoke tests

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    Agenda
    One slide every 30 seconds is ok, right?
    Introduction
    1
    CI
    3
    Preparing & testing a release
    4
    Release
    5
    Elasticsearch testing & X-Pack integration
    2
    1
    3

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    Moar testing
    • 750+ builds ES + x-pack per day across all branches
    • Testing of pull requests
    • Testing on different operating systems
    • Testing on different JVMs
    • Testing with different garbage collectors
    • Testing of feature branches
    • Dedicated jenkins cluster for x-pack as well as other tools
    • Docs CI: Ensure cross reference links work
    • Test triage, developers take care of build failures

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    Agenda
    One slide every 30 seconds is ok, right?
    Introduction
    1
    CI
    3
    Preparing & testing a release
    4
    Release
    5
    Elasticsearch testing & X-Pack integration
    2
    4
    1

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    Releasing - One project to build them all!
    • Idea: Every engineer should be able to build a release candidate
    • Single repo with Vagrantfile and gradle build
    • Requirements: Vagrant (+ winrm), VirtualBox, gradle
    • Vagrant image installs the technology zoo!
    • Builds projects, creates package repositories (+ signing) and uploads to S3
    bucket, uploads to sonatype staging repo
    • Result: Final immutable artifacts, which are ready to be released

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    Agenda
    One slide every 30 seconds is ok, right?
    Introduction
    1
    CI
    3
    Preparing & testing a release
    4
    Release
    5
    Elasticsearch testing & X-Pack integration
    2
    5
    1

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    Releasing
    gradle release

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    Releasing
    • Uploading/building documentation
    • Publish blog posts
    • Update website download links
    • Forum posts
    • Post release work (internal version updates in ES)

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    Summary
    • Automate your releases!
    • Do it as early as possible!
    • Ensure everyone can do a release!
    • Non technical aspects are incredibly harder to automate!
    • Does this work for you? No idea!

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  30. Thanks for listening!
    Questions?
    @spinscale
    [email protected]

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  31. One more thing...

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  32. Elastic{ON} 2018
    The Official Elasticsearch User Conference
    February 26 - March 1, San Francisco
    Call for Presentations
    Open through October 31
    Cause Awards Applications
    Open through December 15

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    Links
    • https://benchmarks.elastic.co
    • https://elasticsearch-ci.elastic.co/
    • https://beats-ci.elastic.co/
    • https://kibana-ci.elastic.co/
    • https://logstash-ci.elastic.co/
    • https://github.com/elastic/rally
    • https://speakerdeck.com/elasticsearch/oscon-scaling-a-distributed-
    engineering-team-from-50-250

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  34. Thanks for listening!
    Questions?
    @spinscale
    [email protected]

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