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Nova-compute can't connect to nova-conductor

asked 2015-06-29 11:51:19 -0500

jauyeung gravatar image

I am running OpenStack on ubuntu icehouse, with one controller and one compute node. Controller is also acting as the network node.

After installing the compute node, I do not see it listed in the hypervisors list in the controller node. And i keep getting this message in nova-compute.log:

Timed out waiting for nova-conductor. Is it running? Or did this service start before nova-conductor?

I've tried restarting nova-conductor, rabbitmq and nova-compute in different orders, none has worked.

I have verified network connectivity between both nodes and the neutron-linuxbridge-agent on the compute node is registered on the controller under the neutron agent-list. Also verified that all rabbitmq credentials match across nodes. I can telnet from the compute node to the rabbitmq port on the controller.

What else can I check at this point?

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Enable the logs in nova.conf. then restart the nova-conductor service. debug the log of nova-conductor . If you see any error , then upload here.

Ranjit gravatar imageRanjit ( 2015-06-30 00:19:46 -0500 )edit

One possible cause is a message queue configuration error or network config that prevents the compute node from contacting the controller. EDIT: I just saw that you checked that - sorry!

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2015-06-30 00:59:33 -0500 )edit

I just decided to re-install and see if that fixes anything. The weird thing is the neutron agent has no problem connecting to the controller, but nova-compute would not connect for whatever reason. Also never saw any errors in nova.conf with debugging on on both nodes. I'll report back my results

jauyeung gravatar imagejauyeung ( 2015-06-30 11:29:16 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-07 17:23:32 -0500

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After some investigation with my team, we have concluded that there potentially is an SSL issue with rabbitmq and nova (and potentially all RPC listeners). These are the versions that I am running (base OS is Ubuntu 14.04): rabbitmq-server 3.2.4-1 nova-conductor 1:2014.1.4-0ubuntu2.1 nova-compute 1:2014.1.4-0ubuntu2.1 openssl 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.15

We had the rabbit_use_ssl flag set to true on both nodes and this has been working with the previous version of nova-compute and nova-conductor (1:2014.1.3-0ubuntu1.1). Once we did an dist-upgrade, this functionality stopped working. Disabling the flag, deleting the rabbitmq.config and restarting the 3 services, we were able to connect the compute with the controller.

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Thank you, this has worked for me, i forgot to add the newton repository before editing the conf in the new compute node in my case

eriksh7 gravatar imageeriksh7 ( 2017-01-05 06:46:13 -0500 )edit

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