Monday, November 3, 2014

Openstack Nova Compute fails to start after updating to 2014.1.3-2.fc21

OpenStack nova compute service failed to start after the update to th e openstack-icehouse version 2014.1.3-2.fc21  - the reason appeared to be:

"Failed to add interface: can't add lo to bridge br100: Invalid argument"

This bug report, though marked as invalid, helped, The problem was a change in the file nova/network/

The following exception had been in the wrong place earlier and was being ignored:
if (err and err != "device %s is already a member of a bridge; "
              "can't enslave it to bridge %s.\n" % (interface, bridge)):
       msg = _('Failed to add interface: %s') % err
       raise exception.NovaException(msg)

The interface for the flat network is set to 'lo' even if the nova.conf file does not define it. network['bridge_interface'] seems to be set to 'lo' in the following line:

iface = CONF.flat_interface or network['bridge_interface']

One workaround was to change the following line in ensure_bridge method:
<         if interface:
>         if interface and interface != 'lo':

Subsequently, I came across another workaround in a bug report by creating a dummy interface.

The virtual machines were stuck in 'powering on' state after the update. This time solving it was easy!

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