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[SOLVED][Pike][Octavia] Cannot create LB from Horizon

asked 2018-09-06 14:08:38 -0500

fedupwithneutron gravatar image

updated 2018-09-07 03:56:17 -0500

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I followed the guide at and successfully installed Octavia in RDO Pike. The only extra step I did was create a service named 'octavia' and also added endpoints of 'load-balancer' type.

Once Octavia started, I was unable to create load balancer using "neutron lbaas-loadbalancer-create .." command as it failed with the error:

Driver error: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'rstrip' Neutron server returns request_ids: ['req-a355a097-6b4e-44b5-a9dd-f4777b4db299']

However, I then installed python-octaviaclient after which I was able to successfully create Octavia load balancers using "openstack loadbalancer create .." and everything work perfectly - amphora was created fine, round-robin algorithm and monitoring worked great as well.


  1. All the examples I see online use neutron command to create octavia load balancers, but I can only create it using "openstack" command (python-octaviaclient). Why is that? Where did I go wrong?

  2. When I create load balancer from Horizon, it also gives me the same error that I get when using neutron CLI. How can I get it working with Octavia?

  3. Was creating service and endpoints a mistake?

  4. says:

During the neutron-lbaas deprecation period a pass-through proxy will be included in neutron to allow requests via neutron and the neutron-lbaas v2 API to continue to function.

If so, then why is the request to create LB not being forwarded to Octavia properly?

Please assist..

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I dont know about the horizon issue, but since the goal (afaik) is to move all CLI logik into the openstack-cli, why do you keep want to use neutron? I brief guess..there are several versions of LBAAS api's. Is neutron/horizon using the wrong one?

theque42 gravatar imagetheque42 ( 2018-09-10 01:27:59 -0500 )edit

I never wanted to keep using neutron CLI, but all guides that I read ran the load balancer commands using neutron CLI. I thought I made some mistake, but it wasn't the case. Confirmed the same later in #openstack-lbaas

fedupwithneutron gravatar imagefedupwithneutron ( 2018-09-11 01:02:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-07 03:55:49 -0500

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On a fresh server, I installed openstack-octavia-ui and openstack-dashboard from the Queens repo, and it worked perfectly with Pike setup. Load balancers can be created and managed from the dashboard now.

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