migration failure in nova-compute (running as a task in nova-compute not through the command line) [closed]

asked 2015-02-19 20:45:30 -0500

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I am trying to run the live-migration as part of many tasks in nova-compute. (i.e. through calling of self.live_migration( blah blah in compute/manager.py)

However, I note a strange behavior. Let's say there is a VM1 in server1 and I want to migrate to server2. Server1 is the controller+compute node and server 2, and others would be compute nodes.

For instance, I hard-code under compute/manager.py:

      instance_uuid = "blah"
      host_to_move = "server1"
      instance = self.conductor_api.instance_get_by_uuid(context, instance_uuid,
      self.live_migration(context, host_to_move, instance, block_migration=False, migrate_data=None)

The output of nova list from server0 shows:

root@server0: nova list

| ID | Name | Status | Task State | Power State | Networks | +--------------------------------------+------+---------+------------+-------------+-----------------------+ | 0cf79500-40e4-49d3-8c77-4893bc747e28 | tst2 | SHUTOFF | - | NOSTATE | demo-net= | +--------------------------------------+------+---------+------------+-------------+-----------------------+ Nova thinks that the vm is still in server0 OS-EXT-SRV-ATTR:host | server0

However, when I do virsh list in server1, the instance that nova thinks is in server0 is running in server1

root@server0: virsh list

id instance state


51 instance-0000005c running

The instance is "running" in server1... I think the migration is done but DB is not being updated.

Also, nova reports that an instance is "paused" in server0 but I think it is running in server1.

2015-02-19 19:08:02.457 31430 INFO nova.compute.manager [-] [instance: 0cf79500-40e4-49d3-8c77-4893bc747e28] VM Paused (Lifecycle Event) 2015-02-19 19:08:02.724 31430 WARNING nova.compute.manager [-] [instance: 0cf79500-40e4-49d3-8c77-4893bc747e28] Instance is paused unexpectedly. Ignore.

It looks like the DB is not being updated after I manually run the live-migration that nova thinks the instance is running in server0? Any idea?

Also, if I want to run frequent migrations between multiple nodes - would nova-scheduler be a good place the code the logic? Nova-compute is myopic in that it is only aware of the instances running in its own node and can't see other instances in other nodes.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by rbowen
close date 2016-06-21 14:22:03.688385


The version of OpenStack that this is opened against has been declared EOL as per http://releases.openstack.org/ Please open a new issue if you are still seeing this problem with a more recent, supported version of OpenStack. Thanks.

rbowen gravatar imagerbowen ( 2016-06-21 14:21:58 -0500 )edit