Juju Charm - Nova Cloud Controller
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Cloud controller node for OpenStack nova. Contains nova-schedule, nova-api, nova-network and nova-objectstore.

If console access is required then console-proxy-ip should be set to a client accessible IP that resolves to the nova-cloud-controller. If running in HA mode then the public vip is used if console-proxy-ip is set to local. Note: The console access protocol is baked into a guest when it is created, if you change it then console access for existing guests will stop working


There are two mutually exclusive high availability options: using virtual IP(s) or DNS. In both cases, a relationship to hacluster is required which provides the corosync back end HA functionality.

To use virtual IP(s) the clustered nodes must be on the same subnet such that the VIP is a valid IP on the subnet for one of the node’s interfaces and each node has an interface in said subnet. The VIP becomes a highly-available API endpoint.

At a minimum, the config option ‘vip’ must be set in order to use virtual IP HA. If multiple networks are being used, a VIP should be provided for each network, separated by spaces. Optionally, vip_iface or vip_cidr may be specified.

To use DNS high availability there are several prerequisites. However, DNS HA does not require the clustered nodes to be on the same subnet. Currently the DNS HA feature is only available for MAAS 2.0 or greater environments. MAAS 2.0 requires Juju 2.0 or greater. The clustered nodes must have static or “reserved” IP addresses registered in MAAS. The DNS hostname(s) must be pre-registered in MAAS before use with DNS HA.

At a minimum, the config option ‘dns-ha’ must be set to true and at least one of ‘os-public-hostname’, ‘os-internal-hostname’ or ‘os-internal-hostname’ must be set in order to use DNS HA. One or more of the above hostnames may be set.

The charm will throw an exception in the following circumstances: If neither ‘vip’ nor ‘dns-ha’ is set and the charm is related to hacluster If both ‘vip’ and ‘dns-ha’ are set as they are mutually exclusive If ‘dns-ha’ is set and none of the os-{admin,internal,public}-hostname(s) are set

Network Space support

This charm supports the use of Juju Network Spaces, allowing the charm to be bound to network space configurations managed directly by Juju. This is only supported with Juju 2.0 and above.

API endpoints can be bound to distinct network spaces supporting the network separation of public, internal and admin endpoints.

Access to the underlying MySQL instance can also be bound to a specific space using the shared-db relation.

To use this feature, use the --bind option when deploying the charm:

juju deploy nova-cloud-controller --bind "public=public-space internal=internal-space admin=admin-space shared-db=internal-space"

alternatively these can also be provided as part of a juju native bundle configuration:

  charm: cs:xenial/nova-cloud-controller
  num_units: 1
    public: public-space
    admin: admin-space
    internal: internal-space
    shared-db: internal-space

NOTE: Spaces must be configured in the underlying provider prior to attempting to use them.

NOTE: Existing deployments using os-*-network configuration options will continue to function; these options are preferred over any network space binding provided if set.

Default Quota Configuration

This charm supports default quota settings for projects. This feature is only available from Openstack Icehouse and later releases.

The default quota settings do not overwrite post-deployment CLI quotas set by operators. Existing projects whose quotas were not modified will adopt the new defaults when a config-changed hook occurs. Newly created projects will also adopt the defaults set in the charm’s config.

By default, the charm’s quota configs are not set and openstack projects have the values below as default: quota-instances - 10 quota-cores - 20 quota-ram - 51200 quota-metadata_items - 128 quota-injected_files - 5 quota-injected_file_content_bytes - 10240 quota-injected_file_path_length - 255 quota-key_pairs - 100 quota-server_groups - 10 (only available after Icehouse) quota-server_group_members - 10 (only available after Icehouse)

EXPERIMENTAL: SSH knownhosts caching

This section covers an EXPERIMENTAL option involving the caching of SSH host lookups (knownhosts) on each nova-compute unit.

There is a new Boolean configuration key cache-known-hosts that ensures that any given host lookup to be performed just once. The default is false which effectively means that caching is not performed.

Note: A cloud can be deployed with the cache-known-hosts key set to false, and be set to true post-deployment. At that point the hosts will have been cached. The key only controls whether the cache is used or not.

If the above key is set, a new Juju action clear-unit-knownhost-cache is provided to clear the cache. This can be applied to a unit, service, or an entire nova-cloud-controller application. This would be needed if DNS resolution had changed in an existing cloud or during a cloud deployment. Not clearing the cache in such cases could result in an inconsistent set of knownhosts files.

This action will cause DNS resolution to be performed (for unit/service/application), thus potentially triggering a relation-set on the nova-cloud-controller unit(s) and subsequent changed hook on the related nova-compute units.

The action is used as follows, based on unit, service, or application, respectively:

juju run-action nova-cloud-controller/0 clear-unit-knownhost-cache target=nova-compute/2
juju run-action nova-cloud-controller/0 clear-unit-knownhost-cache target=nova-compute
juju run-action nova-cloud-controller/0 clear-unit-knownhost-cache

In a high-availability setup, the action must be run on all nova-cloud-controller units.