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ERROR oslo.messaging._drivers.impl_rabbit [req-b15a657e-8c7a-486d-9a80-7f6013724353 ] AMQP server on controller:5672 is unreachable: [Errno 113] EHOSTUNREACH. [closed]

asked 2015-11-25 15:31:42 -0500

Luci gravatar image

I am installing Juno version on three nodes namely controller, compute, networking nodes (All are Centos 7). when I am trying to run "systemctl start libvirtd.service openstack-nova-compute.service " its not starting. I checked the nov-compute.log but I am unable to understand the error. Rabbitmq is running on controller node.

2015-11-25 16:07:55.488 4307 INFO oslo.messaging._drivers.impl_rabbit [req-b15a657e-8c7a-486d-9a80-7f6013724353 ] Delaying reconnect for 1.0 seconds...
2015-11-25 16:07:56.489 4307 INFO oslo.messaging._drivers.impl_rabbit [req-b15a657e-8c7a-486d-9a80-7f6013724353 ] Connecting to AMQP server on controller:5672
2015-11-25 16:07:56.507 4307 ERROR oslo.messaging._drivers.impl_rabbit [req-b15a657e-8c7a-486d-9a80-7f6013724353 ] AMQP server on controller:5672 is unreachable: [Errno 113] EHOSTUNREACH. Trying again in 17 seconds.
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answered 2015-11-25 21:53:12 -0500

Bipin gravatar image


Most probably RMQ is not running on the controller, or there is a communcation issue between your compute node and controller node. Give the output of the following

netstat -ntlp | grep 5672 (From the controller node)

telnet controller 5672 (From compute node)


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Now its working. Telnet was not installed on my nodes. Thanks a Ton..

Luci gravatar imageLuci ( 2015-11-26 18:35:58 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-11-25 23:57:26 -0500

Prateek K gravatar image

RabbitMQ makes a TCP connection, so my suggestion would be to see if iptables or any firewall is blocking it to make connections. If there is a switch in the topology then there can be a possibility that the switch might dropping the packets.

Secondly Try pinging the controller via its host name from compute node. There is a possibility that the IP of the controller node is not set right in the /etc/hosts file of the compute node.

Finally try to see the status of rabbitMQ on the controller node, weather its running as a server on the controller node and listing to the requests.

Probably you will get the conclusion after this.

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Thanks a lot for educating me on RabbitMQ. After Installing Telnet also it was not working. The culprit was iptables.

Luci gravatar imageLuci ( 2015-11-26 18:37:31 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-11-26 18:44:42 -0500

Luci gravatar image

After installing Telnet also I still faced the same issue. The issue was with ipatbles, before starting the OpenStack installation I deactivated iptables (service iptables stop) as mentioned in the OpenStack installation guide from I was reading a blog were I came across that stopping and flushing (iptables --flush) differ. I taught stop the ipatbles would do the work, Even though I stopped the iptables service, It only worked after I flushed the iptables.

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