Reverting OpenStack snapshots breaks installation

asked 2014-03-04 06:39:13 -0500

c0nsaw gravatar image

updated 2014-03-04 06:40:40 -0500

Hi folks. Im learing the openstack ropes currently. Im using VMware Workstation 10. I have successfully deployed Openstack and configured it for external networking. All good. I have created snaphots along the way in the hope I can simply revert to fully working state as I go along and break stuff.

Particularity I have been snap-shotting as I try to configure my installation to deploy docker containers. I had a working docker, but when I tried to push a container to glance something didn't work, when I went back to last snapshot I found I was unable to get back into horizon, after a lot of googling I got back in by service openstack-ceilometer-api start but was greeted by a load of errors. I rebooted and now I cant spin up any test vm's I had stored. Compute seemed to be reporting itself down.

I will start from scratch again, but is there a safe way to take and revert to snapshots with out breaking my whole installation, as a packstack install takes me about 90 minutes to run each time to get started again


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You said that you can't "spin up any test vm's I had stored". How exactly are you trying to launch them? What sort of errors do you see in the nova compute log? What about scheduler/api logs on the controller?

larsks gravatar imagelarsks ( 2014-03-07 08:03:51 -0500 )edit

Hi larsks, Ive since blitzed that vm, Im sorry Ive no errors from the logs, being a rookie Im not sure what Im at, Ill try replicate where I was at and report back. I was able launch cirros, fedora and ubuntu vm's, I was able assign them floating ip's, and I could ping and ssh into them from host machine. But after reverting to a vmware created snapshot, I couldn't do any of that, the vm spawn would crap out instantly. thanks for getting back to me !

c0nsaw gravatar imagec0nsaw ( 2014-03-07 14:31:33 -0500 )edit