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All pods from helm test should end in a "Completed" state and not an "Error" state.

As the installer of Watson Assistant on Cloud Pak for Data, seeing anything that says "Error" is concerning and encourages me to open up a support case with IBM. A pod ending up in an "Error" status suggests that something has gone wrong in the test, even if the test says that it passed.

The test for watson-assistant-etcd3-auth-test should be modified so that it finishes with a "Completed" status (as all other pods do) rather than an "Error" status. The current behavior is below.

The test says that it passed:

RUNNING: watson-assistant-etcd3-auth-test
PASSED: watson-assistant-etcd3-auth-test

The created test pod is in an error state:

[root@virtualserver01 px-install-4.x]#‌ oc get pod watson-assistant-etcd3-auth-test
watson-assistant-etcd3-auth-test 0/1 Error 0 38m

The logs for the test pod:

[root@virtualserver01 px-install-4.x]#‌ oc logs watson-assistant-etcd3-auth-test
watson-assistant-etcd3.zen.svc.cluster.local:2379 is unhealthy: failed to connect: etcdserver: authentication failed, invalid user ID or password
Error: unhealthy cluster

From describing the pod, the error in the logs makes sense because it is explicitly setting the wrong password in the environment:

USERNAME: <set to the key 'username' in secret 'watson-assistant-assistant-etcd-creds'> Optional: false
PASSWORD: <set to the key 'password' in secret 'watson-assistant-assistant-etcd-creds'> Optional: false
ETCD_CERT_FILE: /var/etcd/certs/tls.crt
ETCD_KEY_FILE: /var/etcd/certs/tls.key
ETCDCTL_CACERT: /var/etcd/certs/tls.cacrt

This change requires minimal effort and would have positive benefit to all users of Watson Assistant on Cloud Pak for Data. IBM would save money because our support organization will not have to respond to customer queries about non-existent errors.

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  • Sep 29 2020
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? As a customer, I would have confidence that the installed Watson Assistant is going to perform as expected.
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    15 Oct 04:37pm

    No change will be needed as we are moving to operator's for for 1.5 release so this helm test will not exist.

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