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How to configure memcache in OpenStack HA ?

asked 2017-02-12 20:32:08 -0600

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To simulate OpenStack HA environment, I have configured mariadb-galera, RabbitMQ cluster and HAProxy on controller1, controller2 and controller3. After I configured /etc/keystone/keystone.conf, some mistakes occured. When I tried to get token through admin with password, it said:

An unexpected error prevented the server from fulfilling your request. (HTTP 500) (Request-ID: req-00e4b4d6-cccb-4aa9-be3d-62ee41f907d6)

Here is the configuration in /etc/keystone/keystone.conf

admin_token = 41a80ce6f0550cc93455
verbose = True
debug = True
driver = keystone.catalog.backends.sql.Catalog
connection = mysql://keystone:000000@controller/keystone
public_bind_host =
admin_bind_host =
driver = keystone.identity.backends.sql.Identity
servers = controller1:11211,controller2:11211,controller3:11211
dead_retry = 300
socket_timeout = 3
pool_maxsize = 10
pool_unused_timeout = 60
pool_connection_get_timeout = 10
rabbit_hosts = controller1:5672,controller2:5672,controller3:5672
driver = sql
caching = true
provider = uuid
driver = memcache
caching = true

After I changed servers = controller1:11211,controller2:11211,controller3:11211 to servers:localhost:11211, it worked. So I want to know how to configure keystone.conf if I want to construct a memcache cluster?

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Have you resolved this issue? I have only one control node, but I learned that [memcache] section is deprecated, use oslo.cache instead, it's [cache] section and 'memcache_servers' value. I'm preparing the requirements for a HA environment and stumbled upon the same issue:

eblock gravatar imageeblock ( 2018-03-06 08:45:24 -0600 )edit

Authentication fails if I use the management IP address instead of localhost. Now I'm debugging how to resolve this, because I'll need a list of servers for HA so localhost can't be an option, right? Can anyone shed some light on this?

eblock gravatar imageeblock ( 2018-03-06 08:47:36 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-03-06 09:27:27 -0600

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Almost immediately after I commented your question I found an answer for one part of my problem.

First, there's the deprecated [memcache] section. Mitaka already reported the deprecation warning as from Pike so we assumed our setup should still work, but it didn't. As soon as we switched to oslo.cache - [cache] section in keystone.conf - memcached worked as expected. We upgraded to Ocata in the meantime.

Second, the HA setup. I'm currently gathering information for a HA setup where I tried to identify necessary steps. I'll have to configure the clients to use multiple servers, so configuring memcached to use localhost has to be changed, but into what? I tried to use the management ip address as suggested by the install guide, which seems reasonable, but configuring the dashboard and keystone.conf accordingly lead to errors in /var/log/apache2/openstack-dashboard-error_log:

[wsgi:error] [pid 12265] Login successful for user "admin", remote address <MY_IP>.
[wsgi:error] [pid 12265] Internal Server Error: /auth/login/
[wsgi:error] [pid 12265] Traceback (most recent call last):
[wsgi:error] [pid 12265]     "Unable to create a new session key. "
[wsgi:error] [pid 12265] RuntimeError: Unable to create a new session key. It is likely that the cache is unavailable.

I found [1] and simpy tried both, localhost AND management ip, and it worked!

control:~ # grep MEMCACHED_PARAMS /etc/sysconfig/memcached

Of course, I don't know yet if this is the solution for the to-be-HA setup, but this actually both enabled caching and significantly improved the horizon dashboard performance. I had a bug reported for the poor performance two years ago [2]. It turned out to be both a documentation and a configuration issue.



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