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

Sahid Orentino Ferdjaoui sahid.ferdjaoui at redhat.com
Fri Jan 9 10:39:58 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 09:15:39AM +0800, Lingxian Kong wrote:
> There is an excellent post describing this, for your information:
> http://blog.oddbit.com/2014/12/22/accessing-the-serial-console-of-your-nova-servers/

Good reference, you can also get some information here:


> 2015-01-07 22:38 GMT+08:00 Markus Zoeller <mzoeller at de.ibm.com>:
> > 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 good point of using serial console is that you can create with a
few lines of python an interactive console to debug your virtual


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