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Horizon console show one same for all instances

asked 2014-12-10 00:45:30 -0500

Dong Xu gravatar image

I wonder if anybody has a clue on this

I have an installation of 1 controller+compute and 2 compute nodes. In horizon when I choose an instance and show its console, it either show instance-00000004 for instance 00000004, or show instance-00000001 for any other instances.

Notably, the instance 0000001 and 0000004 runs on the same hypervisor, the controller node.

I actually have 5 instances, but now I could only see 2 in console, others does exist since I could ping them but I couldn't get to them through console.

I also tried in CLI with nova get-vnc-console NAME TYPE, but no success, it shows 00000001 for all others except for one in same hypervisor.

The issue only happened to this installation, I've had other installations without the problem.

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answered 2014-12-10 08:21:24 -0500

bishoy gravatar image

updated 2014-12-10 08:48:28 -0500

Please make sure that you have these configs in you nova.conf on both compute nodes and controller and then restart nova-consoleauth and make sure it's running only in one node eg.controller

  1. novncproxy_host=
  2. novncproxy_port=6080
  3. novncproxy_base_url=http://controller:6080/vnc_auto.html
  4. vncserver_listen=
  5. vnc_enable=True
  6. vncserver_proxyclient_address=COMPUTENODE_HOSTNAME OR IP /// on compute nodes only since you have your controller a compute node then you will add it as well.
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I had the installation with packstack, there's no manual configuration involved in the console or VNC part. I don't know how it became like that, maybe it's because I ran packstack several times as it failed many times.

restart openstack-nova-consoleauth didn't work, had to reboot all nodes. thanku

Dong Xu gravatar imageDong Xu ( 2014-12-10 19:19:11 -0500 )edit

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