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ceilometer-agent-compute gives a 401 on start-up

asked 2013-06-15 00:40:55 -0500

Jobin gravatar image

updated 2013-06-24 06:07:41 -0500

When I start-up my ceilometer-agent-compute, I get a long python stack trace, the last line of which gives this:

Unauthorized: The request you have made requires authentication. (HTTP 401)

I have set my ceilometer.conf as given here:

Ceilometer configuration documentation

And have not set HBase as my database, so have not used the configuration given.

What is going wrong here? Please have a look at the complete error message here:

The error message

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answered 2013-06-17 01:18:46 -0500

Jobin gravatar image

updated 2013-07-07 23:29:41 -0500

Even though the documentation says that if an incorrect id is provided, keystone verifies access by looking up the user-name, password and tenant-name, it probably didn't do it for me.

I could get this solved by uncommenting the line os-tenant-id in the file /etc/ceilometer/ceilometer.conf.

There are some other tweaks/settings you may need to do if this happens to you.

Run this commmand in the terminal:


Also, check your /etc/nova/nova.conf and /etc/nova/nova-compute.conf files for any misconfigured authentication settings, which may prevent ceilometer-agent-compute from logging in.

If you continue facing issues, see if this bug affects you.

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Asked: 2013-06-15 00:40:55 -0500

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