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Mitaka: openstack-nova-api is failed to start, what to do?

asked 2016-08-26 10:48:39 -0500

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updated 2016-08-27 11:02:53 -0500

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journalctl -xe
Aug 26 09:07:07  sudo[32118]:     nova : user NOT in sudoers ; TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=ro
Aug 26 09:07:07  sudo[32125]: unable to execute /usr/sbin/sendmail: Permission denied
Aug 26 09:07:08  sudo[32126]:     nova : unable to stat /var/db/sudo : Permission denied ; T
Aug 26 09:07:08  sudo[32129]: unable to execute /usr/sbin/sendmail: Permission denied
Aug 26 09:07:08  sudo[32126]: pam_unix(sudo:auth): conversation failed
Aug 26 09:07:08  sudo[32126]: pam_unix(sudo:auth): auth could not identify password for [nov
Aug 26 09:07:08  sudo[32126]: pam_succeed_if(sudo:auth): requirement "uid >= 1000" not met b
Aug 26 09:07:08  sudo[32126]:     nova : user NOT in sudoers ; TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=ro
Aug 26 09:07:08 sudo[32133]: unable to execute /usr/sbin/sendmail: Permission denied
Aug 26 09:07:10  sudo[32134]:     nova : unable to stat /var/db/sudo : Permission denied ; T
Aug 26 09:07:10 sudo[32137]: unable to execute /usr/sbin/sendmail: Permission denied
Aug 26 09:07:10  sudo[32134]: pam_unix(sudo:auth): conversation failed
Aug 26 09:07:10  sudo[32134]: pam_unix(sudo:auth): auth could not identify password for [nov
Aug 26 09:07:10  sudo[32134]: pam_succeed_if(sudo:auth): requirement "uid >= 1000" not met b
Aug 26 09:07:10  sudo[32134]:     nova : user NOT in sudoers ; TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=ro
Aug 26 09:07:10  sudo[32141]: unable to execute /usr/sbin/sendmail: Permission denied
Aug 26 09:07:10  systemd[1]: openstack-nova-api.service: main process exited, code=exited, s
Aug 26 09:07:10  systemd[1]: Failed to start OpenStack Nova API Server.
-- Subject: Unit openstack-nova-api.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
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answered 2016-08-27 08:34:38 -0500

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updated 2016-08-27 08:35:14 -0500

Your error nova : user NOT in sudoers and Permission denied leads me to believe your nova account does not have sudo privileges.

Try this as a fix: sudo adduser nova sudo

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answered 2016-08-28 02:19:34 -0500

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updated 2016-08-31 13:15:02 -0500

solved

Thank you

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