[PKG-Openstack-devel] Bug#751714: neutron-plugin-openvswitch-agent: neutron openvswitch agent fails to start (it fails to create OVS patch port)

Alberto Molina Coballes alb.molina at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 19:53:02 UTC 2014

Package: neutron-plugin-openvswitch-agent
Version: 2014.1.1-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

After installing OpenStack Icehouse on a fresh and updated jessie box, OVS agent
fails to start with the log message (/var/log/neutron/ovs-agent.log):

2014-06-15 19:10:16.742 27348 ERROR neutron.plugins.openvswitch.agent.ovs_neutron_agent
 [req-6e17ad07-05ee-4d4a-bb41-27ad5aafdbdd None] Failed to create OVS patch port. 
 Cannot have tunneling enabled on this agent, since this version of OVS does not support
 tunnels or patch ports. Agent terminated!

All the configuration was done following the step by step procedure of OpenStack Official
Documentation (using gre tunnels)

openvswitch and gre modules are properly loaded:

lsmod |grep openvswitch
openvswitch            63887  0 
gre                    12777  1 openvswitch
vxlan                  35023  1 openvswitch
libcrc32c              12426  2 xfs,openvswitch

AFAIK either openvswith-dapatath-source or openvswith-datapath-dkms aren't needed 
with kernels >= 3.11, so in-tree version of kernel openvswitch module can be used.

Thanks and regards


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages neutron-plugin-openvswitch-agent depends on:
ii  dpkg                1.17.10
ii  neutron-common      2014.1.1-1
ii  openvswitch-switch  1.9.3+git20131029-1.1
ii  sudo                1.8.9p5-1

Versions of packages neutron-plugin-openvswitch-agent recommends:
ii  openvswitch-datapath-dkms  1.9.3+git20131029-1.1

neutron-plugin-openvswitch-agent suggests no packages.

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