[openstack-dev] [nova][docs] Broken nova instructions

Andy McCrae andy.mccrae at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 11:26:44 UTC 2017

On 9 March 2017 at 12:05, Alexandra Settle <a.settle at outlook.com> wrote:

> On 3/9/17, 10:36 AM, "Sylvain Bauza" <sbauza at redhat.com> wrote:
>     Le 09/03/2017 11:25, Alexandra Settle a écrit :
>     > Hi everyone,
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     > The installation guide for docs.o.o is currently broken and requires
>     > immediate attention from the doc and nova teams.
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     > I have moved the relevant bug[0] to be CRITICAL at request. Brian
> Moss
>     > (bmoss) and Amy Marrich (spotz) have been working on a subsequent
> patch
>     > for the last 10 days without result; the current instruction set
> still
>     > do not enable the user to start up an instance. There is another Red
> Hat
>     > bug tracking the issue for RDO.[1]
>     >
>     >
>     Just summarizing the thoughts on IRC, could we please have a clear
>     understanding of the involved steps for installing greenfields, and
> what
>     is the exception or problem subsequent ?
> The Installation Guide(s) at docs.o.o are the steps to installing
> Greenfields.
> I have attached the error logs that our tester, Brian Moss, sent to me
> earlier this morning.
> He has noted that some people have been able to get the instructions to
> work, but many others haven't.
> Also, noted that some are failing on Ubuntu and RDO, so it isn't a distro
> specific problem either.
> He has also tested the docs that are in-tree and were unable to get
> anything working from those either (I do not have Brian’s error logs from
> that incident). The instructions he has written for the patch[0] were based
> off these instructions.
> This obviously makes for a very ‘general’ problem, but one that is of
> major concern to us. At the moment, we have had plenty of reviews on the
> patch I originally referenced, and no one was able to agree on all the
> procedural steps.
> [0] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/438328/
>     >
>     > Any and all reviews on the patch[2] would be appreciated. We need to
> be
>     > able to branch
>     >
>     >
>     Sure, will do.
> Thank you :)
> We are concerned that this is something small we are potentially missing,
> something perhaps that devs aren't noticing it is missing because it’s
> ‘ingrained’.
> Essentially, we need the full procedure working for Greenfields. Any help
> is greatly appreciated!

Based on the log output I'd say that placement is setup properly (it's
responding to PUT/GET requests with 200/201 and seems fine).
I'd also say cells are setup fine - the instance was scheduled to the
compute host appropriately.

The errors look to be libvirt errors - is the libvirt service started
properly on the host? (as a start point).
Perhaps the libvirt setup bits in the install guide are incorrect or need
some additional steps there. I do know the group/service names and various
other things for libvirt changed with the newer libvirt version that is now
in UCA, but if this is a RDO install I'm not sure that is the same case.

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