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OpenVswitch module not found in SLES 11 SP3 installation

asked 2014-11-28 06:52:19 -0500

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updated 2014-11-28 11:47:29 -0500

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After following step by step the installation guyide, i am at chap.6 Openstack Networking.. having done all the steps, i try to start openVSwitch service.

What i get is the following:

 stack-network:~ # service openvswitch-switch force-reload-kmod FATAL: Module openvswitch not found. Inserting openvswitch module failed Module has probably not been built for this kernel. Install the openvswitch-datapath-source package, then read /usr/share/doc/openvswitch-datapath-source/README.Debian Detected internal interfaces: done Saving flows done 2014-11-28T09:58:35Z|00001|daemon|WARN|/var/run/openvswitch/ open: No such file or directory ovs-appctl: cannot read pidfile "/var/run/openvswitch/" (No such file or directory) Killing ovsdb-server (29143) done Starting ovsdb-server done Configuring Open vSwitch system IDs done ovs-vswitchd is not running done Saving interface configuration done 2014-11-28T09:58:35Z|00001|dpif_linux|ERR|Generic Netlink family 'ovs_datapath' does not exist. The Open vSwitch kernel module is probably not loaded. 2014-11-28T09:58:35Z|00002|dpif|WARN|failed to enumerate system datapaths: No such file or directory FATAL: Module openvswitch not found. Inserting openvswitch module failed Enabling remote OVSDB managers done Restoring interface configuration done Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/openvswitch/scripts/ovs-check-dead-ifs", line 44, in f = open("/proc/net/packet") IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/proc/net/packet'

Installed rpms:

  • ipset-6.12-
  • openstack-neutron-l3-agent-2014.2.1.dev51.g463eb73-1.1
  • openstack-neutron-openvswitch-agent-2014.2.1.dev51.g463eb73-1.1
  • openstack-neutron-2014.2.1.dev51.g463eb73-1.1
  • openstack-neutron-dhcp-agent-2014.2.1.dev51.g463eb73-1.1
  • openstack-suse-sudo-2014.2-1.1
  • openstack-neutron-metadata-agent-2014.2.1.dev51.g463eb73-1.1

What am i missing and how do i recover this so i can continue with my installation?

Thank you in advance

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answered 2014-12-02 13:30:25 -0500

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"Module has probably not been built for this kernel." - looks like you don't have the right version for that kernel.

Install the openvswitch-datapath-source package, then read /usr/share/doc/openvswitch-datapath-source/README.Debian

I don't have a SLES 11 image handy - poke around and learn whether /proc/net/packet should exist for your kernel or not. If it should... maybe you weren't running the install as root?

Hope this helps.

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