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Launch an instance on OpenStack.


Optionally include information on preparing the test environment

  1. Follow QA:Testcase_register_images_with_OpenStack

How to test

Launch an instance of one of the images downloaded and registered in the previous test case.

$> . ./keystonerc
$> nova boot --image $(nova image-list | grep ami-tty | awk '{print $2}') --flavor 1 --key_name nova_key testvm

Expected Results

Verify that the instance has started.

$>  nova list
|                  ID                  |   Name   | Status |     Networks     |
| a47a424a-014b-4b81-97e6-b34d31b5589d | Server 1 | ACTIVE | testnet= |

It may take a while to transition from the BUILD to the ACTIVE state, as reported by 'nova list'. If 'nova list' reports FAILED in the Status field, it might help to restart the nova scheduler with 'sudo systemctl restart openstack-nova-scheduler.service' and try again.

If the instance goes into the ERROR state, then check the nova-compute logs for errors:

$> grep ERROR /var/log/nova/compute.log

Confirm the VM running with virsh:

$> sudo virsh list
 Id Name                 State
 1 instance-00000001    running

Get console output and ensure instance is fully started

$> nova console-log --length 100 <instanceid>

Try SSH-ing into the instance:

$> ssh -i nova_key.priv -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null root@

Check for new errors in the logs:

$> grep -i error /var/log/nova/*.log


  • We use /dev/null for known hosts because the fingerprints associated with these IPs will change when you start over with your testing; updating known hosts gets annoying
  • You've probably got a stale dnsmasq process around if you see:
dnsmasq: failed to create listening socket for Address already in use