Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1252494
VDSM doesn't start and does not report the reason in the log
Last modified: 2016-02-10 14:13:40 EST
Description of problem:
I've been trying to install VDSM on RHEL-7.2 Using the following rpms:
The host version is:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.2 Beta (Maipo)
When I try to start my VDSM service, the service reported as failed and I could not see any reason for that in the log.
It appears that /etc/vdsm/logger.conf was not exists, so I tried to manually add it from another host.
Once I've added it, it tried to use /dev/log for the handler_syslog, but this was not configured in my Host as well
only after I've remove all the references of handler_syslog from the logger.conf , I've eventually managed to start the VDSM service
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Rhel 7.2 beta
2. Install VDSM
VDSM does not run
VDSM should run
The root cause looks like bad upgrade to rhel 7.2, with missing /dev/log.
Also the repositories shown in the description seems to be mixed up. You
should use the repsitories "rhel-7.2" and "rhel-7.2-optional" and remove the
one named "latest-RHEL".
On my clean rhel 7.2 installation, /dev/log exists, so vdsm should start
correctly if logger.conf was installed.
Patch https://gerrit.ovirt.org/44728 will make it easier to debug such issues.
We should check 2 things:
1. Upgrading from rhel 7.1 to 7.2 - if broken, open platform bug
2. Why logger.conf was missing - maybe related to missing /dev/log?
I don't see it in my rhel7.2 environment - If this issue raises again please reopen