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2014-08-20 02:06:46 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

Well... the Red Hat production version behaves the same. Whenever I try to change/add/launch/import something in the dashboard, I get a white box with a spinning wheel and the text "Working" on a dark background. I've filed a support case at Red Hat. I must be doing something wrong...

2014-08-19 07:00:23 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

OK, I've just subscribed to a 60-day trial of Red Hat's production version of https://access.redhat.com/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux-openstack-platform/get-started (Openstack). I'm just curious to see what happens.

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2014-08-18 10:17:47 -0600 commented question has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

So far, after trying several RDO guides with packstack and following tutorials, watching video's I'd have to conclude my question is answered by the absence of answer. Despite packstacks good intentions, I find it not upholding Red Hat's quality I've come to know the last 8 years. Sorry.

2014-08-18 10:12:16 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

Thanks beni. You helped me to realize there is hardly an "easy" installation method that actually works as described. I've searched and searched for guides for releases of Openstack or distro's. I think I'm going for the long run based on the official Openstack docs. But after my holiday :-)

2014-08-18 02:23:59 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

firing the neutron net-create command again shows the following in the /var/log/neutron/server.log: http://pastebin.com/YuLXUf4Y This is confusion however. From reading I understand lbaas is different from l3 and should not be used at the same time? The DIY-guide speaks of l3.

2014-08-18 02:16:10 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

starting neutron-lbaas-agent looks ok, but it's "dead" when checking it. In the logs it says: CRITICAL neutron [req-95ed9a22-95c0-4d60-b4bf-34a0dcf4f0f8 None] 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'rpartition' I'm guessing something is missing, but where? neutron net-create or elsewhere?

2014-08-18 02:13:46 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

With "sits there" I mean I've entered the command and am still waiting for any result. However, using openstack-status revealed some issues worth looking: openstack-nova-network is disabled on boot as wel as neutron-lbaas-agent disabled on boot.

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2014-08-17 12:54:02 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

thanks, according to http://openstack.redhat.com/PackStack_All-in-One_DIY_Configuration (this) guide I figured out the ip netns gave me a wrong result. That's worth mentioning, since it's not listed on the http://openstack.redhat.com/Workarounds (Workarounds) page. Neutron is not responding now.

2014-08-17 12:51:27 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

I'm following the http://openstack.redhat.com/PackStack_All-in-One_DIY_Configuration (All-in-One DIY) guide and am now at the the step to create an external network with neutron net-create extnet --router:external=True. But nothing happens. It just sits there. No error in /var/log/neutron/*.log

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2014-08-15 09:45:12 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

That's funny, I ran all the commands as the root user in the last few attempts. Even on the console instead of screen in a ssh session. Following your suggestion, I already stumbled upon a needed fix.

2014-08-15 09:12:15 -0600 commented answer has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

Thank you, I will give that a try. I also found your question regarding running the packstack installation not as root. If that's important, then that is at least a very important bit that's missing on the quick start guide.

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2014-08-15 08:43:03 -0600 asked a question has anyone achieved in getting a working Icehouse with packstack --allinone

Bear with me please, I'm very enthusiastic about what openstack has to offer, the idea behind it and why it was founded. I'm struggling the last few weeks to get openstack installed with packstack's --allinone method. If, and I really do mean if an installation succeeds, I get a allinone that can sometimes not even create an image with glance (either via dashboard, or via the cli), but when that sometimes works, I can't even get an instance running, because it's stuck at spawning.

I've tried reinstalling completely from scratch several times, following the RDO quick start to the letter but having different results all the time doesn't exactly make me feel either packstack is ready for public use, or the current Icehouse release is still very much in development.

Is it just me, or my setup, my hardware, my configuration (even with --allinone)?

some details of my setup and how I start (from scratch all the time):

I'm running on a 5 year old HP DL380 G5 with 8 GB RAM and a quad core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5440 @ 2.83GHz on a 72GB SmartArray P400 RAID-controller. The OS I'm installing is RHEL 6.5 and is fully up to date before I start adding the packstack repositories. My installation method is as follows:

  1. I PXE-boot the server and supply a kickstart file which in post installs a puppet client
  2. the puppet client registers itself on the puppetmaster which uses an External Node Configuration with The Foreman.
  3. In the Foreman, I assign a so called Host Group which bundles a specific set of puppet modules and classes which do nothing more than adding a few users, their SSH-keys, add a few packages, do some basic configuration of sudo, ntp, DNS and that's it.
  4. To make sure my puppet installation doesn't interfere with packstack's method, I uninstall puppet, the puppetlabs repo, remove any cron items that restart the puppet agent in case it died and do a yum update -y to install the latest versions.
  5. I then add the RDO repositories using sudo yum install -y http://rdo.fedorapeople.org/rdo-release.rpm
  6. I then install the packstack installer using sudo yum install -y openstack-packstack
  7. when that's done, I start packstack as follows: sudo packstack --allinone

What happens next is hardly ever the same. Packstack might fail on several items, sometimes on mysql.pp, sometimes on provision_demo.pp. But it might also succeed, but then it might not even complete image creation with glance, but when that does, it'll keep an instance on "spawning" forever.

I have no intention of being negative, kicking someone's knees but I'm having serious doubts about either packstack or openstack. And honestly, this is not my first encounter with open source or Linux administration.

Before I start posting and updating a lot of information, am I alone in this experience?

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2014-08-11 07:42:26 -0600 commented answer Instance forever spawning with RDO quickstart example "running an instance"

This installation of Openstack is on a physical server with VT enabled in the BIOS.

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2014-08-09 06:24:51 -0600 asked a question packstack installer runs forever on provision_demo.pp

I'was unable to get an instance actually running with the RDO quick start guide ( http://openstack.redhat.com/Quickstart ), for which I've asked a question. So I decided to start over from scratch.

I've tried several installation methods with the packstack installer. The very first which installed fine was with the packstack --allinone command. Something however was not right, because a Fedora 19 instance ( http://openstack.redhat.com/Running_an_instance (http://openstack.redhat.com/Running_a...) ) kept stuck at spawning.

Next I tried to generate an answer file first, and then use that to install openstack with packstack using:

packstack --gen-answer-file=my-answer-file.txt
packstack --answer-file=my-answer-file.txt

That installation got stuck at:

Applying 10.0.129.104_horizon.pp
10.0.129.104_neutron_fwaas.pp:                     [ DONE ]
10.0.129.104_osclient.pp:                          [ DONE ]
10.0.129.104_horizon.pp:                           [ DONE ]
Applying 10.0.129.104_ring_swift.pp
10.0.129.104_ring_swift.pp:                        [ DONE ]
Applying 10.0.129.104_swift.pp
Applying 10.0.29.104_provision_demo.pp
10.0.129.104_swift.pp:                             [ DONE ]
Testing if puppet apply is finished: 10.0.129.104_provision_demo.pp  [ / ] 

which is not what I expected from my first experience. So I thought, "what the heck, I'll give it another shot". So I wiped the server, did a clean installation and tried the previous command again packstack --allinone.

That is now sitting at the exact same point in installation for more than 24 hours. Packstacks last few lines of the installation log says:

2014-08-08 08:47:42::INFO::shell::81::root:: [localhost] Executing script:
rpm -q --requires openstack-puppet-modules | egrep -v "^(rpmlib|\/|perl)"
2014-08-08 08:47:42::INFO::shell::81::root:: [10.0.129.104] Executing script:
rpm -q --whatprovides puppet || yum install -y puppet
rpm -q --whatprovides openssh-clients || yum install -y openssh-clients
rpm -q --whatprovides tar || yum install -y tar
rpm -q --whatprovides nc || yum install -y nc
rpm -q --whatprovides rubygem-json || yum install -y rubygem-json
2014-08-08 08:47:58::INFO::shell::81::root:: [localhost] Executing script:
cd /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packstack/puppet
cd /var/tmp/packstack/20140808-084659-JU9GAG/manifests
tar --dereference -cpzf - ../manifests | ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null root@10.0.129.104 tar -C /var/tmp/packstack/478af4613d1a4ac2a74c98e127988e36 -xpzf -
cd /usr/share/openstack-puppet/modules
tar --dereference -cpzf - apache ceilometer certmonger cinder concat firewall glance heat horizon inifile keystone memcached mongodb mysql neutron nova nssdb openstack packstack qpid rabbitmq rsync ssh stdlib swift sysctl tempest vcsrepo vlan vswitch xinetd | ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null root@10.0.129.104 tar -C /var/tmp/packstack/478af4613d1a4ac2a74c98e127988e36/modules -xpzf -

I wonder how it is possible that the first attempt of installing openstack got me to the end, but that a few consecutive attempts now won't complete? I've wiped the entire server to make sure nothing unfinished gets in the way.

I'm running on a 5 year old HP DL380 G5 with 8 GB RAM and a quad core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5440 @ 2.83GHz on a 72GB SmartArray P400 RAID-controller ... (more)

2014-08-09 05:57:34 -0600 answered a question Instance forever spawning with RDO quickstart example "running an instance"

OK, I've asked myself do I need to edit my original question, or add an answer to it?

Well the direct answer to my question is yet to come, but I'd like to give a heads up on the status. Nothing changed. I decided to reinstall openstack using different methods of the packstack installer, but unfortunately other problems occur for which I'll ask another question.