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Why a child cell is created by default?

asked 2015-08-18 07:51:32 -0500

Tosugueur gravatar image

Hi everyone!
I installed devstack (single node configuration) and I tried to create an API cell by enabling the nova-cell service and configuring the nova.conf as in here (the Openstack kilo documentation on cells).



After stacking, I only get a child cell that is created by default (I did not specify anything about a child cell). Can someone explain why the configuration in nova.conf is not taken into account and why a compute cell is created instead? Thank you!

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answered 2016-05-16 12:56:12 -0500

stewie925 gravatar image

Hello I am a newbie myself as well (I see you posted back in Aug 2015) - and I am also looking to set up a cell environment inside devstack.

I believe that settting up a cell environment may requires setting up BOTH a PARENTAND child cell. Instructions are at (

Hope this helps others as well. Am still working on trying to set up the cell environment as we speak.

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