Problem launching VM on compute nodes

asked 2014-09-01 17:35:10 -0600

kildarejoe gravatar image

updated 2014-09-02 14:27:31 -0600

mpetason gravatar image

Hi, I have 2 compute nodes - Icehouse install and use neutron networking . I can not lauch an vm from the dashboard - I can see one - compute1 on the dashboard and the openstack-nova-compute is dead on the second - compute2.

I would like to deal with getting the vm deployed on compute1 if people can help me - then we could move on to getting the process working on compute 2 - thanks

Here are the nova.conf - compute1:

auth_strategy = keystone
rpc_backend = qpid
qpid_hostname = controller
my_ip = *******
vnc_enabled = True
vncserver_listen =
vncserver_proxyclient_address = ******
novncproxy_base_url = http://controller:6080/vnc_auto.html
glance_host = controller
network_api_class =
neutron_url = http://controller:9696
neutron_auth_strategy = keystone
neutron_admin_tenant_name = service
neutron_admin_username = neutron
neutron_admin_password = neutron
neutron_admin_auth_url = http://controller:35357/v2.0
linuxnet_interface_driver =
firewall_driver = nova.virt.firewall.NoopFirewallDriver
security_group_api = neutron

connection = mysql://nova:nova@controller/nova

auth_uri = http://controller:5000
auth_host = controller
auth_protocol = http
auth_port = 35357
admin_user = nova
admin_tenant_name = service
admin_password = nova

WHen I try to launch the VM get the following messages in scheduler log:

2014-09-01 22:59:42.999 5547 ERROR nova.scheduler.filter_scheduler [req-e8265a50-e3cd-43a3-b8d7-7c2a083ea6a9 b684f4ee84ec4a929e43451eff2213a3 1e8bb30522b84783a2b321db35d31489] [instance: a44b06ae-bf26-485f-8e13-840029002f11] Error from last host: compute1 (node compute1): [u'Traceback (most recent call last):\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/compute/", line 1305, in _build_instance\n    set_access_ip=set_access_ip)\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/compute/", line 393, in decorated_function\n    return function(self, context, *args, **kwargs)\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/compute/", line 1717, in _spawn\n    LOG.exception(_(\'Instance failed to spawn\'), instance=instance)\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/openstack/common/", line 68, in __exit__\n    six.reraise(self.type_, self.value, self.tb)\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/compute/", line 1714, in _spawn\n    block_device_info)\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/virt/libvirt/", line 2262, in spawn\n    write_to_disk=True)\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/virt/libvirt/", line 3443, in to_xml\n    disk_info, rescue, block_device_info)\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/virt/libvirt/", line 3259, in get_guest_config\n    flavor)\n', u'  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/virt/libvirt/", line 384, in get_config\n    _("Unexpected vif_type=%s") % vif_type)\n', u'NovaException: Unexpected vif_type=binding_failed\n']
2014-09-01 22:59:43.008 5547 WARNING nova.scheduler.driver [req-e8265a50-e3cd-43a3-b8d7-7c2a083ea6a9 b684f4ee84ec4a929e43451eff2213a3 1e8bb30522b84783a2b321db35d31489] [instance: a44b06ae-bf26-485f-8e13-840029002f11] Setting instance to ERROR state.

the compute log on compute1:

2014-09-01 22:59:42.952 29747 TRACE nova.compute.manager [instance: a44b06ae-bf26-485f-8e13-840029002f11]     disk_info, rescue, block_device_info)
2014-09-01 22:59:42.952 29747 TRACE nova.compute.manager [instance: a44b06ae-bf26-485f-8e13-840029002f11]   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nova/virt/libvirt/", line 3259, in get_guest_config
2014-09-01 22:59:42.952 29747 TRACE nova.compute.manager [instance: a44b06ae-bf26-485f-8e13-840029002f11]     flavor)
2014-09-01 22:59:42.952 29747 TRACE nova.compute.manager [instance: a44b06ae-bf26-485f-8e13-840029002f11]   File "/usr/lib/python2.6 ...
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Please re-post your neutron information in the question. It does not belong in the answers section. Also if you have any comments based on the current answer, please post responses as a comment. There is a character limit that restricts questions to help with readability.

mpetason gravatar imagempetason ( 2014-09-02 14:30:13 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-09-01 17:48:20 -0600

Remko Duppen gravatar image

I'd say you might have a neutron misconfiguration

please check comment #3 at (

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Need to be careful with making this change as both config options are valid dependent on the section see:

TVA gravatar imageTVA ( 2014-09-18 19:56:11 -0600 )edit

I am facing this problem although I am not using neutron!

Moe gravatar imageMoe ( 2014-10-04 00:57:51 -0600 )edit

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