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Resource nova-compute cannot be started

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SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6


In a cluster with two control nodes and two compute nodes configured as a remote Pacemaker nodes, resource nova-compute cannot be started. Whole environment has been patched and restarted.


Check whether control node has attribute "evacuate" set to "Yes":

attrd_updater -p -n evacuate -N d94-18-82-7b-67-d0'.

Expected output:

name="evacuate" host="d94-18-82-7b-67-d0" value="yes"

Delete the attribute "evacuate":

attrd_updater -p -n evacuate -N d94-18-82-7b-67-d0 -D

In case that you didn't start your nodes yet, start the computes first then controllers. In such scenario the attribute will not be set.


If all nodes go down (during patching or power outage) and controller starts first, pacemaker receives timeout when starting remote-<mac> resources on compute nodes. Therefore it marks them "off" and prevents running of nova-compute by setting "evacuate" attribute. If computes are running, this situation shouldn't happen.


Reported to Engineering


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  • Document ID:7022317
  • Creation Date:14-NOV-17
  • Modified Date:14-NOV-17
    • NovellSUSE OpenStack Cloud
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