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asked 2019-05-30 21:14:15 -0500

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updated 2019-05-31 13:26:26 -0500

Hi folks,

I've got a lab cluster set up that I'm testing OpenStack on and I'm running into the following error:

2019-05-30 18:53:01.203 23258 ERROR [req-82e72f3e-4896-435b-9388-70c22247ca83 - - - - -] [req-69c5c0a6-d8bd-4f8c-bf6d-cfa18e13e487] Failed to create resource provider record in placement API for UUID 124e7c9f-7edb-4574-9675-48f0d686e968. Got 409: {"errors": [{"status": 409, "request_id": "req-69c5c0a6-d8bd-4f8c-bf6d-cfa18e13e487", "detail": "There was a conflict when trying to complete your request.\n\n Conflicting resource provider name: anchovy.lab.local already exists.  ", "title": "Conflict"}]}.

... but I'm not sure how to address this. I've tried removing the server using "openstack compute service delete" but it didn't appear to have any affect.

Found this thread: (

... but after re-adding the instance again I ran into the same issue. I'm at a loss.

Any direction on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

THE SOLUTION ==============================================================

I had to install the EPEL repo to install pip which would then allow me to install 'osc-placement' which then provided the placement resource provider commands to use with the 'openstack' command.

Fix based on Bernd's excellent advice below:

# yum -y install epel-release
# yum -y install python-pip
# pip install osc-placement
# . admin-openrc
# openstack resource provider list
| uuid                                 | name                  | generation |
| 1824de38-b376-4d05-8c42-3c5a65adb6cc | anchovy.lab.local     |         11 |
# openstack resource provider delete 1824de38-b376-4d05-8c42-3c5a65adb6cc
# ssh
# systemctl restart libvirtd.service openstack-nova-compute.service

... and things seem to be working just fine now. Thank you Bernd!

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answered 2019-05-31 00:22:49 -0500

updated 2019-05-31 00:24:33 -0500

It means that compute node anchovy tries to register with the Placement service, but the database already contains a resource provider named anchovy.

Ensure osc-placement is installed, then remove the old anchovy record with openstack resource provider delete. After this, restart nova-compute on anchovy.

I really like that hostname.

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haha. They're little 1U's so the name is appropriate. ;) I have not reviewed the placement stuff yet and admittedly I'm still an openstack newb. Thank you for your help! Will try this and report back.

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