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unable to attach volume to an instance

asked 2014-05-07 08:03:38 -0500

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2 node openstack havana with ubuntu. Cinder volume running on compute & cinder api, schedular running on controller.

Iv attached 10TB volume from netapp to the compute node using nfs.

i am trying to launch redhat instance with iso image of rhel6.5. flavor m1.small

volume gets attached when i launch instance using command line root@heos-ctrls:~# nova boot --flavor 2 --image 367d962b-6cb5-44d0-b014-9f01a8603dfd --key-name mykey --nic net-id=bfdd989c-bf99-4996-8699-6a3bd01ad618 --block-device-mapping /dev/vdc=7ba9159c-ca8c-4de2-b43a-f5eebaae05b5 vm1

here instance gets created & volume is detected during iso boot and i can go ahead and install rhel on this volume without any issues.

but from horizon volume doesnt get attached. it says attaching & goes off and volume stays in unattached state. bcoz of this when i boot the instance i get error no disk found during disk partitioning.

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i am able to attach volume to cirros qcow2 image, but not iso image.

sudarshan gravatar imagesudarshan ( 2014-05-07 08:04:28 -0500 )edit

So , if you work via CLI, nova at bootup does failover to bootable ISO image and start install from ISO to cinder volume. It works via CLI - am I correct ?

dbaxps gravatar imagedbaxps ( 2014-05-07 08:15:04 -0500 )edit

yes you are right

sudarshan gravatar imagesudarshan ( 2014-05-07 08:33:20 -0500 )edit

with cli, nova will launch the instance then boot it from image. then i can continue with installation of rhel i can see the volume attached to it and i can partition the volume and install the rhel on that volume. installation gets successful after reboot i can boot directly from the volume. but doesn't work from horizon dashboarf

sudarshan gravatar imagesudarshan ( 2014-05-07 08:48:55 -0500 )edit

That's interesting. It's official bug in RDO Havana. I mean failure to failover to bootable ISO image and start install. Is it Havana-8 ?

dbaxps gravatar imagedbaxps ( 2014-05-07 08:51:10 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-05-16 04:22:39 -0500

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I tried attaching volume to instance (Ubuntu ISO) and it is working. Not sure why you get error.

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could you please let me know how to make cinder volume as boot or primary volume for the launched instance

sudarshan gravatar imagesudarshan ( 2014-05-28 05:40:07 -0500 )edit

You can choose option Boot from volume while launching instance.

SGPJ gravatar imageSGPJ ( 2014-05-28 10:46:10 -0500 )edit

if i choose boot from volume, i will have to provide the bootable volume with an image on it. but i want to use qcow2 images and want cinder to create the volume /dev/vda.

sudarshan gravatar imagesudarshan ( 2014-05-28 13:23:26 -0500 )edit

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