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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Checking OpenStack Compute Services

OpenStack provides tools to check various parts of Compute Services, and we'll use common system commands to check whether our environment is running as expected.

Getting ready

To check our OpenStack Compute host we must log in to that server, so do this now before following the given steps.

How to do it...

To check that Nova is running the required services, we invoke the nova-manage tool and ask it various questions of the environment as follows:

  • To check the OpenStack Compute hosts are running OK:
    sudo nova-manage service list
    

    You will see the following output. The :-) icons are indicative that everything is fine.

  • If Nova has a problem:

    If you see XXX where the :-) icon should be, then you have a problem.

    Troubleshooting ...

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