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Loadbalancer agent shown as not alive

asked 2014-06-23 00:11:50 -0500

vyom gravatar image

updated 2014-07-01 01:42:43 -0500


After the reboot of my host (--allinone), I see that Loadbalancer agent state is shown as xxx (not alive), even though neutron-lbaas-agent is running. I see the following in the log though:

Timeout: Timeout while waiting on RPC response - topic: "n-lbaas-plugin", RPC method: "get_ready_devices" info: "<unknown>"

rabbitmq is also up and running, and I have the following in my neutron.conf

report_interval = 30
agent_down_time = 75

what else should I check?


Even with state being shown xxx, the functionality is not affected.

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answered 2014-06-23 01:33:20 -0500

LBAAS agent is not enabled when you use RDO Packstack to install OpenStack Icehouse.

I used the steps from ( to enable it on the network node. Replace apt-get with yum (yum install neutron-lbaas-agent). Also make sure haproxy is installed (yum install haproxy).

Run the following to enable the service (after httpd and neutron services are restarted):

service neutron-lbaas-agent start

chkconfig neutron-lbaas-agent on

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@Kunal, I had HaProxy installed and running, and then I replaced it with my own driver. Even with my driver, I had the agent status as up. After a host reboot, I am seeing this issue.

vyom gravatar imagevyom ( 2014-06-23 04:16:38 -0500 )edit

Similar issue faced earlier: ( . You may try a few things from here. What happens when you restart the neutron-lbaas-agent service? Also, it would help to get extra info in logs by setting debug true in the conf files.

KunalTPatil gravatar imageKunalTPatil ( 2014-06-23 04:40:19 -0500 )edit

Check for this bug. I think it might help: ( [Assuming there is some error in the /var/log/neutron/server.log file as well]

KunalTPatil gravatar imageKunalTPatil ( 2014-06-23 22:47:15 -0500 )edit

Summarised steps. I faced similar problems in the morning. There are some bugs you need to work around. (

KunalTPatil gravatar imageKunalTPatil ( 2014-06-24 00:26:25 -0500 )edit

@Kunal, as mentioned earlier, I am not using HAProxy; I have my own LBaaS driver. Also, I dont have service_provider config in neutron-dist.conf

vyom gravatar imagevyom ( 2014-06-24 12:01:49 -0500 )edit

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