Masakari service overview

Masakari provides Virtual Machines High Availability(VMHA), and rescues KVM-based Virtual Machines(VM) from a failure events described below:

  • VM process down - restart vm (use nova stop API, and nova start API).

    Libvirt events will be also emitted by other failures.

  • Provisioning process down - restarts process, changes nova-compute service

    status to maintenance mode (use nova service-disable).

  • nova-compute host failure - evacuate all the VMs from failure host to

    reserved host (use nova evacuate API).

The below services enables deplores to integrate with the Masakari directly or through custom plug-ins.

The Masakari service consists of the following components:


An OpenStack-native REST API that processes API requests by sending them to the masakari-engine over Remote Procedure Call (RPC).


Processes the notifications received from masakari-api by executing the recovery workflow in asynchronous way.