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high availability for controller and compute in openstack

asked 2019-03-13 12:34:17 -0500

sanjay khuntia gravatar image

Hello All, Is there any latest tools/service available in openstack releases which can provide high availability with respect to control and compute services?

Please let me know how this can be achieved ?

thanks in advance for your replies.


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answered 2019-03-13 16:43:17 -0500

OpenStack has no built-in high-availability. Deployment tools add high-availability using solutions like Galera or Percona for the database, and Pacemaker, HA-proxy, Keepalived etc for the OpenStack services. The stateless nature of OpenStack services simplifies this task. RabbitMQ has HA built-in.

Examples for HA implementations: SUSE OpenStack Cloud uses a combination of HAproxy and Keepalived, so does Kolla, whereas Red Hat OpenStack cloud prefers Pacemaker with Corosync.

I believe that compute nodes are typically not configured for HA, since the expectation is that instances can be recreated elsewhere in case a compute node goes down (cattle vs pets).

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to add, there's a Masakari Service for Instance HA, I haven't tested it yet though

vblando gravatar imagevblando ( 2019-03-20 01:54:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-03-14 17:34:24 -0500

Here's how to deploy high availability with OpenStack-Ansible: (

For compute nodes high availability you would need:

  • instances to use volume storage (Cinder), instead of local storage. And high availability in your storage solution
  • high availability on network/connection between compute nodes and storage

In an instance that a compute nodes dies, instance is booted on another compute node using the same disk from Cinder.

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Thanks Adrian for your reply. Whether instance level HA is handled automatically by the openstack environment or do I have to do something specifically inside compute? Is there openstack service/tools available to achieve instance high availability inside a compute?


sanjay khuntia gravatar imagesanjay khuntia ( 2019-03-15 04:27:56 -0500 )edit

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