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Troubleshooting OpenStack

By : Tony Campbell
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Troubleshooting OpenStack

By: Tony Campbell

Overview of this book

OpenStack is a collection of software projects that work together to provide a cloud fabric. OpenStack is one of the fastest growing open source projects in history that unlocks cloud computing for everyone. With OpenStack, you are able to create public or private clouds on your own hardware. The flexibility and control afforded by OpenStack puts the cloud within reach of anyone willing to learn this technology. Starting with an introduction to OpenStack troubleshooting tools, we’ll walk through each OpenStack service and how you can quickly diagnose, troubleshoot, and correct problems in your OpenStack. Understanding the various projects and how they interact is essential for anyone attempting to troubleshoot an OpenStack cloud. We will start by explaining each of the major components and the dependencies between them, and move on to show you how to identify and utilize an effective set of OpenStack troubleshooting tools and fix common Keystone problems. Next, we will expose you to common errors and problems you may encounter when using the OpenStack Block Storage service (Cinder). We will then examine Heat, the OpenStack Orchestration Service, where you will learn how to trace errors, determine their root cause, and effectively correct the issue. Finally, you will get to know the best practices to architect your OpenStack cloud in order to achieve optimal performance, availability, and reliability.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Troubleshooting OpenStack
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Chapter 6. Troubleshooting OpenStack Block Storage

Cinder is the OpenStack service that provides persistent block storage for your Nova instances. Cinder block storage is like an external hard drive or USB drive for your instance, in that it can only be attached to one instance at a time. Cinder boasts a pluggable architecture, allowing OpenStack operators to leverage several backend storage plugins, for different types of storage. The supported plugins include Ceph, Sheepdog, NFS, Gluster, LVM, and others. While Cinder supports many storage drivers, we will focus on Linux Volume Manager (LVM). In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Troubleshooting Cinder processes

  • Exploring Cinder logging

  • Cinder authentication issues

  • Cinder and RabbitMQ

  • Common Cinder errors