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I have the same issue and, quite oddly, and when I click the "Send Ctrl+Alt+del" button, all of a sudden the console springs into action showing that it was sitting at the login prompt, and then going through the shutdown commands all of which are now visible in the vnc console.

I'm running a centOS6.4 vm spun up from a vmdk image hosted on glance. Openstack controller node is hosted on a dedicated vm server, connecting to it from my mac using firefox 23. The log tab shows "?"

With a cirros vm, the log also shows a correct bootup log, but the console still doesn't work.

It may be as simple as - click on the black console. Start typing. When i do this, the console starts displaying output. Cheeky monkey!

kesten

I have the same issue and, quite oddly, and when I click the "Send Ctrl+Alt+del" button, all of a sudden the console springs into action showing that it was sitting at the login prompt, and then going through the shutdown commands all of which are now visible in the vnc console.

I'm running a centOS6.4 vm spun up from a vmdk image hosted on glance. Openstack controller node is hosted on a dedicated vm server, connecting to it from my mac using firefox 23. The log tab shows "?"

With a cirros vm, the log also shows a correct bootup log, but the console still doesn't work.

It may be as simple as - click on the black console. Start typing. When i do this, the console starts displaying output. Cheeky monkey!

Spoke too soon. The horizon console wasn't working by itself. It needed help. Here's what worked for me.

Use the dashboard to view instances, click on yours. Summary tab. Get the id.
controller $ nova get-vnc-console 1cc5f95b-8793-4ab4-864b-d83b2d742bd7 novnc

+-------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Type | Url | +-------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | novnc | http://10.0.9.170:6080/vnc_auto.html?token=1fc91adb-b20a-4083-9522-b1abcb38ce08 | +-------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Take the url, put it in a new tab in your browser. Now start typing and your console may work. If you go back to the horizon controlled console, it may now have started to work. If you kill the url from nova, the horizon console may die. Note that if your session dies you may have to go to the instances page, click edit or more. Soft or hard reboot the instance. Generate a new url via nova. Bit clunky.

kesten