UNHEALTHY | RED HAT 8

Created by Vincent Gayle, Modified on Thu, 07 Sep 2023 at 04:28 PM by Jamie Martin

Problem: Gremlin agent reports as unhealthy in the app.gremlin.com UI when gremlin is installed on VMs with Red Hat8 OS. 


Cause: Red hat removed certain kernel modules that were shipped OOTB in Red Hat 7. 


Resolution: check for and install these modules with the below steps: 


packages and modules to check for: iproute-tc and kernel-modules-extra(this contains the needed sch_netem module that allows for gremlin to affect the network traffic). 


  1.      yum remove gremlin -y
  2.      yum install iproute-tc -y (this may be installed already. If yes, just leave it)
  3.      yum install kernel-modules-extra -y ( this may be installed already. just leave it.)
  4.      yum install kernel-modules-extra-$(uname -r) -y  ( this may be installed already. just leave it.)
  5.      yum install gremlin gremlind -y
  6.      modprobe sch_netem
  7.      gremlin attack cpu -l 30 (document any errors)
  8.      gremlin attack latency -l 30 (document any errors)
  9.      if there is a qdisc error, reboot the server and repeat step 5.

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