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Why are nova server-group-* api's missing in RDO Icehouse installation?

asked 2014-05-23 17:23:44 -0500

RonR gravatar image

I'm trying to take advantage of the nova server-group-add capability; however, this nova API does not exist on the RDO Icehouse installation that I did. Is there a reason that this API does not exist in the RDO distro? What's the easiest/best way to add it?

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answered 2014-05-25 09:50:06 -0500

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updated 2014-06-02 07:37:41 -0500

The OpenStack client utilities are not packaged/tagged on the same release cycle as the integrated release. RDO includes the latest tagged version of python-novaclient, 2.17.0, but as you discovered the server group related CLI additions were only merged after this tag was created.

To work around this and pick up the changes made since the last tag was created it's possible to build the RPM from source:

$ git clone git://
$ cd python-novaclient
$ python bdist_rpm

Once built, install the resultant RPM, e.g.:

# yum remove python-novaclient
# yum install dist/python-novaclient-

You will then have access to the server group commands:

$ nova --help | grep server-group
    server-group-get    Get a specific server group.
    server-group-list   Print a list of all server groups.

I filed to track the need to create a new tag and/or package and this has now occurred. You should be able to yum update python-novaclient from the RDO repositories and get the latest version with server groups support.

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Thanks Steve for following up on this and creating the bug report for RDO to track the cause of this issue.

RonR gravatar imageRonR ( 2014-05-27 21:45:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-06-03 08:48:59 -0500

jruzicka gravatar image

python-novaclient-2.17.0-2 now available from RDO Icehouse repos contains support for server groups.

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