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does packstack work inside a virtualbox guest?

asked 2014-01-12 16:04:01 -0500

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I have installed packstack (--allinone) inside a Virtualbox guest running CentOS 6.4, but when I create an instance, the final state is Error.

When I go into the instance console log, it shows:

Unable to get log for instance abc123

Question 1: Does packstack work when installed on a virtualbox guest?

Question 2: How can I get more debug information to find out what is going wrong?

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OpenStack can certainly run inside VirtualBox, so I imagine Packstack should work just fine (but I haven't tested that). You can get more logging by abling "debug=True" in your /etc/nova/nova.conf and restarting Nova services.

larsks gravatar imagelarsks ( 2014-01-13 12:47:25 -0500 )edit

Packstack seems to have set debug=True already. There are so many messages in /var/log/nova/* that I can't see the wood for the trees at the moment ...

snowch gravatar imagesnowch ( 2014-01-13 13:56:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-13 14:29:28 -0500

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There was lots of debug output. This error captured my attention:

internal error no supported architecture for os type 'hvm'

Changing the libvirt_type fixed the issue:

sed -i 's/^libvirt_type=kvm/libvirt_type=qemu/g' /etc/nova/nova.conf

Credit to larsks for pointing me in the right direction.

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Hi mate, can I ask you a quick question if you dont mind. Im having the exact same issue as you in opening post, I have done sed -i 's/^libvirt_type=kvm/libvirt_type=qemu/g' /etc/nova/nova.conf as you did, Problem still persists cirros vm craps out, how many nics did you give your packstack vm in virtualbox ? I have only 1, host-only, sitting behind a pfSense vm acting as router, I think this is wrong. Can I ask how you network configured your vm. Thanks

c0nsaw gravatar imagec0nsaw ( 2014-02-07 14:33:15 -0500 )edit

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