Start Instance Fails when Booting From Ceph-backed Volume [closed]

asked 2014-01-20 13:39:12 -0600

HT_Sergio gravatar image

updated 2014-01-21 09:42:29 -0600

Starting a previously-stopped instance fails. Instance was booted from volume (no image) and worked correctly before being stopped. All other instance actions (pause, unpause, delete, etc) work as expected.

The XML produced when I attempt to power on the instance is clearly wrong. It tried to boot from a made-up image (that comes from nova/virt/libvirt/ instead of the instance's volume. inside nova/virt/libvirt/ in get_guest_storage_config() I noticed that block_device_mapping is empty which is likely where the problem comes from. I have no idea why it's empty tho.

  • OS: Ubuntu 13.04,
  • Nova: 1:2013.2-0ubuntu1,
  • libvirt: 1.1.1,

My environment was updated from Ubuntu 13.04 & Grizzly, but I'm not sure if this functionality worked before or not. I also applied</a">this patch for nova, which for me only affected starting instances. Creating instances always worked.

Here's the trace I get in nova-compute.log:

Log from libvirt at the same time:

original XML from instance:

XML produced attempting to power on:

Here's a diff of the two XML files:

&lt;        <driver cache="none" name="qemu" type="raw">
&lt;       <source name="volumes/volume-f08dc5d4-836f-4e8a-9bc2-cf9c1cb559a3" protocol="rbd"></source>
&gt;       <driver cache="writethrough" type="raw">
&gt;       <source name="images/instance-000003b1_disk" protocol="rbd"></source>
&lt;       <serial>f08dc5d4-836f-4e8a-9bc2-cf9c1cb559a3</serial>

The boot volume was a copy (a ceph snapshot) of a glance image. The instance was created using python-novaclient with block_device_mapping_v2 set to this:

         'device_name': "/dev/vda",
         'source_type': 'image',
         'destination_type': 'volume',
         'delete_on_termination': 0,
         'uuid': (some valid image ID),
         'boot_index': '0',
         'volume_size': 100

The instance always spawns successfully so I don't suspect there's any issue here. This is my nova.conf:

Any help would be much appriciated!! I'd be happy to try any suggestions. </driver></driver>

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by rbowen
close date 2016-09-28 14:36:16.170209


Sorry for all the edits. This question is affected by .

HT_Sergio gravatar imageHT_Sergio ( 2014-01-21 09:43:54 -0600 )edit

Launchpad bug related to this issue:

HT_Sergio gravatar imageHT_Sergio ( 2014-03-28 14:30:07 -0600 )edit

Closing: This question refers to a version of OpenStack which has been designated End Of Life. (See ). If the problem still exists in a more recent version, please open a new issue with updated details. Thanks.

rbowen gravatar imagerbowen ( 2016-09-28 14:36:10 -0600 )edit