[openstack-dev] [nova] serial-console *replaces* console-log file?

Markus Zoeller mzoeller at de.ibm.com
Wed Jan 7 14:38:18 UTC 2015

The blueprint "serial-ports" introduced a serial console connection
to an instance via websocket. I'm wondering 
* why enabling the serial console *replaces* writing into log file [1]?
* how one is supposed to retrieve the boot messages *before* one connects?

The replacement of the log file has impact on the "os-console-output"
API [2]. The CLI command `nova console-log <instance-name>` shows:
    "ERROR (ClientException): The server has either erred or is incapable
    of performing the requested operation. (HTTP 500)"
Horizon shows in its "Log" tab of an instance
    "Unable to get log for instance <uuid>."

Would it be good to have both, the serial console *and* the console log


Markus Zoeller
IRC: markus_z
Launchpad: mzoeller

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