Known Issues

A complete list of known issues for OpenNebula is maintained here.

This page will be updated with relevant information about bugs affecting OpenNebula, as well as possible workarounds until a patch is officially published.

LXD Guest OS issues

The following issues have been detected for several Linux OS versions when running in a LXD container:

  • Centos6 KVM market app boots into emergency runlevel when used as a LXD image. A workaround for this issue is to manually input telinit 3. The full description is here.
  • Centos6 LXD market app fails to correclty set hostname contextualization. The behavior and workaround is described here.
  • Gentoo LXD market app not imported correclty- The content of the image seems truncated when dumping the linux fs into the block. More info here.

LXD Host issues

Sometimes after a container is powered off, LXD doesn’t remove the host-side NIC of the veth pair

It could be handled by using a custom lxc hook

root@lxd_node:# cat /usr/share/lxc/config/common.conf.d/custom.conf = /usr/share/lxc/hooks/delete-static-veths

root@lxd_node:# cat /usr/share/lxc/hooks/delete-static-veths
#!/usr/bin/env bash

LXC_INTERFACES=$(ip link show | sed -n -E "s/^[0-9]+: ($LXC_NAME-[0-9]+)@.*/\1/p")
if [ -z "$LXC_INTERFACES" ]; then
exit 0

for interface in $LXC_INTERFACES; do
ip link set $interface down
ip link delete $interface

Qcow2 Image Datastores and SSH transfer mode

Qcow2 image datastores are compatible with SSH system datastore (SSH transfer mode). However the configuration attributes are missing. To enable this mode for qcow2 you need to:

  1. Stop OpenNebula
  2. Update /etc/one/oned.conf file so the qcow2 configuration reads as follows:
  1. Restart OpenNebula
  2. Force the update of the qcow2 image datastores by executing onedatastore update <datastore_id>. Simply save the file as is, OpenNebula will add the extra attributes for you.

NIC alias and IP spoofing rules

For NIC alias the IP spoofing rules are not triggered when the VM is created nor when the interface is attached. If you have configured IP spoofing for your virtual networks be aware that those will not be honored by NIC ALIAS interfaces. More info here.

Monitoring information not showing on VM list in Sunstone

vCenter and Amazon drivers store some guest IP addresses in the monitoring section of the VM. This information is no longer sent as part as the VM pool data and it will not be shown in Sunstone list table. Note that this information can be still queried in the detailed view of the VM. More information can be found here.

LOCK mark for VMs in Sunstone

There is a bug which makes disappear the LOCK highlight for VMs in Sunstone. This bug has been fixed but to let the fix take effect it’s necessary to force a VM DB update. You can trigger this update with a state change or a template update without modifying any field.

This is only necessary when updating to 5.8.2 from 5.8.x.

FSCK network problem

There are two bugs affecting the onedb fsck command related to networks. These bugs have been fixed, so please replace your fsck/network.rb file (located in /usr/lib/one/ruby/onedb/fsck) by

DB Size Increase due to FTS index

FTS index used for VM searching is consuming too much disk size.

In order to remove the index while a new release reduces the indexing and alleviates the issue, run the following SQL sentence in your MySQL OpenNebula DB:


More information can be found here.

Federation master overrides quotas on slave zones

Defined quotas on slave zones get overridden by the same quota if it is defined on master zone.

More information can be found here.

CLI warning message

Using some CLI commands in Ubuntu 18.04, due to ruby and gems version, you may see this message:

warning: constant ::Fixnum is deprecated

As a workaround you can use export RUBYOPT=”-W0, this will disable the warning message (but, take in account that it will disable all warning messages from ruby)