dashboard vnc console doesn't work on devstack

asked 2015-01-09 07:06:40 -0600

pasquale-porreca gravatar image

I successfully installed a single node devstack on a VM running Ubuntu 14.04. Everything seems to work fine, but I am unable to access running instances using the vnc console in dashboard (I get an "Unable to connect" advise - the browser screen you can see when the link is wrong or the site is down).

These are the lines in my nova.conf for vncproxy configuration:

vncserver_proxyclient_address =
vncserver_listen = 
vnc_enabled = true
xvpvncproxy_base_url =
novncproxy_base_url =

My devstack environment is a Vbox VM with a NAT network interface (for external access) and a Host-only network interface with IP address

I saw vncproxy is not listening on port 6080 (lsof -i:6080 shows nothing).

Any thoughts how to solve my issue?

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answered 2015-01-09 16:28:22 -0600

sripriya gravatar image

This is due to a recent change committed in devstack. n-novnvc service is no more a default service in devstack. You need to enable the service in local.conf file by adding the line enable_service n-novnc. And then run a fresh stack.sh which will download and start the novnc service.

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Thank you, it worked :)

pasquale-porreca gravatar imagepasquale-porreca ( 2015-01-13 02:42:37 -0600 )edit

For historical reason, this is the commit: https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openst...

Markus Zoeller gravatar imageMarkus Zoeller ( 2015-01-23 09:43:48 -0600 )edit

The removal got reverted with https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openst...

Markus Zoeller gravatar imageMarkus Zoeller ( 2017-03-08 07:47:23 -0600 )edit

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