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Oracle Openstack 3.0: Deploy fails at Symlinking /var/lib/kolla/var/lib/nova to /var/lib/nova, Status: failed, Message: refusing to convert between directory and link for /var/lib/nova (Doc ID 2195343.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux - Version OpenStack 3.0.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

# kollacli deploy --hosts o3lr2ovs1.cn.oracle.com,o3lr2ovs2.cn.oracle.com

TASK [nova : Symlinking /var/lib/kolla/var/lib/nova to /var/lib/nova] **********
fatal: [o3lr2ovs1.cn.oracle.com]: FAILED! => {"group": "root", "uid": 0, "_ansible_no_log": false, "changed": false, "owner": "root", "failed": true, "state": "directory", "gid": 0, "mode": "0755", "invocation": {"module_name": "file", "module_args": {"directory_mode": null, "force": false, "remote_src": null, "path": "/var/lib/nova", "owner": null, "follow": false, "group": null, "state": "link", "content": null, "serole": null, "diff_peek": null, "setype": null, "dest": "/var/lib/nova", "selevel": null, "original_basename": null, "regexp": null, "validate": null, "src": "/var/lib/kolla/var/lib/nova", "seuser": null, "recurse": false, "delimiter": null, "mode": null, "backup": null}}, "msg": "refusing to convert between directory and link for /var/lib/nova", "path": "/var/lib/nova", "size": 4096}
fatal: [o3lr2ovs2.cn.oracle.com]: FAILED! => {"group": "root", "uid": 0, "_ansible_no_log": false, "changed": false, "owner": "root", "failed": true, "state": "directory", "gid": 0, "mode": "0755", "invocation": {"module_name": "file", "module_args": {"directory_mode": null, "force": false, "remote_src": null, "path": "/var/lib/nova", "owner": null, "follow": false, "group": null, "state": "link", "content": null, "serole": null, "diff_peek": null, "setype": null, "dest": "/var/lib/nova", "selevel": null, "original_basename": null, "regexp": null, "validate": null, "src": "/var/lib/kolla/var/lib/nova", "seuser": null, "recurse": false, "delimiter": null, "mode": null, "backup": null}}, "msg": "refusing to convert between directory and link for /var/lib/nova", "path": "/var/lib/nova", "size": 18}

PLAY RECAP *********************************************************************
o3lr2ovs1.cn.oracle.com : ok=30 changed=1 unreachable=0 failed=1
o3lr2ovs2.cn.oracle.com : ok=24 changed=6 unreachable=0 failed=1
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/kollacli/commands/deploy.py", line 87, in take_action
.format(msg=job.get_error_message()))
CommandError: ERROR: Job failed:
Host: o3lr2ovs1.cn.oracle.com, Task: nova : Symlinking /var/lib/kolla/var/lib/nova to /var/lib/nova, Status: failed, Message: refusing to convert between directory and link for /var/lib/nova
Host: o3lr2ovs2.cn.oracle.com, Task: nova : Symlinking /var/lib/kolla/var/lib/nova to /var/lib/nova, Status: failed, Message: refusing to convert between directory and link for /var/lib/nova

 

Cause

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