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asked 2014-05-14 14:27:42 -0500

S.Bharath gravatar image


After completing the Openstack setup and launching an instance, i've used Cirros as test image, when i go to Instances-->Console, I see a blank screen, no prompt or anything, i can't ping the IP it say is assigned, is there something wrong with my networking? My external network IP and Internal(demo) have the same IP configuration, help appreciated.


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Did you try to press "enter' or "backspace" on CirrOS console, it works for me.

dbaxps gravatar imagedbaxps ( 2014-05-20 23:37:05 -0500 )edit

Check the instance Log page. If there is nothing written there, you have misconfigured something on your setup. Check nova logs on your controller and compute nodes.

Y Sertdemir gravatar imageY Sertdemir ( 2014-05-21 01:41:56 -0500 )edit

May be this ( be of some help to you.

Syed Awais Ali gravatar imageSyed Awais Ali ( 2014-05-21 02:39:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-05-20 22:52:54 -0500

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Can you try with Ubuntu cloud images instead of cirros.

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Where can I download the Ubuntu Cloud Images from for Openstack? I have found this , but it is for Amazon,perhaps.

fhussain gravatar imagefhussain ( 2014-09-11 02:20:57 -0500 )edit

Ubuntu Cloud image (qcow2 image downloaded from ) takes up 16 GB of RAM when launched as an instance. Can you suggest a bit lighter version of Linux which takes RAM lesser than this?

fhussain gravatar imagefhussain ( 2014-09-11 05:31:25 -0500 )edit

I am talking about the size of the instance displayed in the Size field against each Instance in the Instances tab. I agree that the size of the qcow2 image is 210MB. I am talking about the RAM requirement of the Instance.

fhussain gravatar imagefhussain ( 2014-09-11 08:09:01 -0500 )edit

What flavor you are giving to instance. You can give Tiny (1Gb Ram)

SGPJ gravatar imageSGPJ ( 2014-09-11 08:59:54 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-09-11 03:25:40 -0500

SGPJ gravatar image

You can download qcow2 image those are compatible in openstack.

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answered 2014-09-11 07:25:07 -0500

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You are giving strange values the total size of image is 210MB. Else try FEDORA

Download these images for use with your local private cloud, or to modify and upload to a public cloud. The qcow2 images can be used directly by OpenStack.

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