[Openstack] installation of Gnocchi on Queens

Terry Lundin terje.lundin at evolved-intelligence.com
Fri Aug 31 14:54:50 UTC 2018

On 31/08/18 15:42, Mehdi Abaakouk wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 01:27:46PM +0100, Terry Lundin wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We are trying to install ceilometer and gnocchi on Openstack Queens 
>> (Ubuntu 16.04) following the official instructions from 
>> https://docs.openstack.org/ceilometer/queens/install/install-base-ubuntu.html 
>> we end up in serious problems. When we issue the gnocchi install via 
>> apt-get, e.g.
>> #  apt-get install gnocchi-api gnocchi-metricd python-gnocchiclient
>> *it will uninstall the dashboard, keystone and placement api *(it was 
>> a nice few hours fixing that).
>> A suggestion to solve this was to use the pre-release archive:
>> sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:queens-proposed
>> sudo apt-get update
>> This installs gnocchi without removing keystone, but the gnocchi api 
>> won't install as a service anymore. It seems like the gnocchi version 
>> is not compatible with Queens.
> For sure, Gnocchi is Queens compatible for sure. This is an bug of the
> Ubuntu Cloud Archive packaging. I  think you hitting this:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnocchi/+bug/1746992

Yes, hitting that one. I understand it's an issue with gnocchi-api 
requiring python-3 while openstack queens is running on python-2. What 
is the work-around? Install gnocchi/gnocchi api on a separate apache 
server outside openstack?

>> Has anybody else managed to install gnocchi/ceilometer on the 
>> Queens/Ubuntu 16.04 combo?

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