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ceilometer cli commands returns 403

asked 2017-01-05 01:35:56 -0500

DarkKnight gravatar image

I am running opentack newton and have installed ceilometer service. However my ceilometer cli commands are not working. I have sourced the admin rc file that has the correct values of various parameters.

I have also tried a debug statement and found out this. ceilometer --debug meter-list

Some excerpts from the logs

DEBUG (client) REQ: curl -g -i -X 'GET' 'http://controller:8777/v2/meters' -H 'User-Agent: ceilometerclient.openstack.common.apiclient' -H 'X-Auth-Token: {SHA1}53522111fa34135e7732e859e93797faa1be7a76'
DEBUG (connectionpool) Starting new HTTP connection (1): controller
DEBUG (connectionpool) http://controller:8777 "GET /v2/meters HTTP/1.1" 403 211
DEBUG (client) RESP: [403] {'Content-Length': '211', 'Keep-Alive': 'timeout=5, max=100', 'Server': 'Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS) PHP/5.4.16 mod_wsgi/3.4 Python/2.7.5', 'Connection': 'Keep-Alive', 'Date': 'Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:29:14 GMT', 'Content-Type': 'text/html; charset=iso-8859-1'}

<title>403 Forbidden</title>

Can someone suggest what is the issue?

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A few suggestions:

Check the ceilometer log files.

Perhaps something is wrong with the authentication configuration in ceilometer.conf, for example in the keystone_authtoken section of that file.

Or the policy.json file is buggy.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-01-05 19:41:05 -0500 )edit

Agree with @bernd-bausch . Try to enable debug/verbose and check ceilometer's logs as well as httpd's logs.

yprokule gravatar imageyprokule ( 2017-01-06 05:57:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-18 08:21:31 -0500

updated 2017-01-19 23:11:57 -0500

Had the same problem. What I did to make it work:

  1. Copied the default wsgi file to a new one:

    sudo cp /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ceilometer/api/app.wsgi /var/www/cgi-bin/ceilometer/app/app.wsgi

  2. Changed the WSGIScriptAlias line in /etc/apache2/sites-available/ceilometer.conf

    WSGIScriptAlias / "/var/www/cgi-bin/ceilometer/app/app.wsgi"

Side note: it seems 'ceilometer-api' component is not needed (even though the guide asks us to install it). If you check the ceilometer-api logs it's trying to enable its service on port 8777, which Apache already enabled. Anyway, Ceilometer API through port 8777 is deprecated in favor of Gnocchi and other components

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@gianpietro - so it works for U ?

yprokule gravatar imageyprokule ( 2017-01-19 10:03:40 -0500 )edit

Yes, working fine after replacing the file and reloading apache.

gianpietro gravatar imagegianpietro ( 2017-01-19 10:45:30 -0500 )edit

The procedure indicated by @gianpietro works very well (installation for Ubuntu)

ctomas gravatar imagectomas ( 2017-01-24 14:15:58 -0500 )edit

@gianpietro: I was seeking some clarifications. There are two ways of how to start the ceilometer-api service. One of them is to start it as CGI script inside a webserver, HTTPD in this case. Other way is to start it as a python process. Correct me if i have got it wrong.

DarkKnight gravatar imageDarkKnight ( 2017-01-31 01:21:38 -0500 )edit

@DarkKnight: I understand the same. The service starts by default inside httpd, so if we install the ceilometer-api component as the newton guide shows (wrongly I guess, as it's deprecated) it will try to start its service as a python process and fail as the port is already taken.

gianpietro gravatar imagegianpietro ( 2017-01-31 08:32:21 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-01-16 20:02:35 -0500

I have the same probleme, had you found the solution !

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it seems wsgi service got some permission issues.

zero gravatar imagezero ( 2017-01-17 07:55:38 -0500 )edit

Change the port on which on which the ceilometer api service runs.

DarkKnight gravatar imageDarkKnight ( 2017-01-19 03:44:10 -0500 )edit

@DarkKnight - so how changing port helps ? U either start ceilometer-api from apache's mod_wsgi or with regular systemctl start openstack-ceilometer-api

yprokule gravatar imageyprokule ( 2017-01-19 10:05:16 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-01-17 07:47:43 -0500

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updated 2017-01-17 07:52:46 -0500

The Openstack official Document may lost this config

<Directory />
        Require all granted

you can change http like this

Listen 8777

<VirtualHost *:8777>
WSGIDaemonProcess ceilometer-api processes=2 threads=10 user=ceilometer group=ceilometer display-name=%{GROUP}
WSGIProcessGroup ceilometer-api
WSGIScriptAlias / /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ceilometer/api/app.wsgi
WSGIApplicationGroup %{GLOBAL}
ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/ceilometer_error.log
CustomLog /var/log/httpd/ceilometer_access.log combined

<Directory />
    Require all granted


WSGISocketPrefix /var/run/httpd
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