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Heat does not log

asked 2014-11-30 09:06:00 -0500

Yashiro gravatar image


I've been installing openstack for a while now and i've gotten up to the Heat part. I'm trying to start the heat services ( heat-api heat-api-cfn heat-engine ) but they stop immediately after i start them. I enable logging on heat.conf by setting verbose = True and log_dir=/var/log/heat and log_file=heat.log but i still can't see any log files.

Any idea what this might be related to?

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which version of OpenStack and what the deployment tool you were using? could you paste the whole keystone.conf and heat.conf to , these two files are crucial to troubleshooting.

9lives gravatar image9lives ( 2014-11-30 18:52:47 -0500 )edit

Yes, Post your heat logs. That makes it a lot easier for troubleshooting. There should be a trace or an error in the heat logs that tells you why it is exiting out.

mpetason gravatar imagempetason ( 2014-12-02 13:18:53 -0500 )edit

Is there any error message/trace on the console while the service is being brought up?

unmesh-gurjar gravatar imageunmesh-gurjar ( 2014-12-05 06:03:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-12-05 07:12:10 -0500

Yashiro gravatar image


I have openstack icehouse, i could not figure out the problem because heat doesn't write any logs, even though i specified the logs folder and filename. The heat daemon starts fine but it stops immediately after i type any heat command. I do not know exactly the problem but i solved this by removing and purging heat, removing all the files under /etc/heat/* , reboot then reinstall.

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