Log location

By default, logs are sent to stdout. Consider how to set up the log files.

Murano API + Engine

To define a file where to store logs, use the log_file option in the murano.conf file. You can provide an absolute or a relative path.

To enable a detailed log file configuration, set up logging.conf. The example is provided in etc/murano directory. The log configuration file location is set with the log_config_append option in the murano configuration file.

Murano applications

Murano applications have a separate logging handler and a separate file where all logs from application definitions should be provided. Open the logging.conf file and check the args: ('applications.log',) option in the handler_applications section.

Verify that log_config_append is not empty and set to the logging.conf location.

Issues during configuration

If any issues occur, first of all verify the following:

  • All murano components have consistent versions: murano-dashboard and murano-engine should use the same or compatible python-muranoclient version. Dependent component versions can be found in requirements.txt file.

  • The database is synced with code by running:

    murano-db-manage --config-file murano.conf upgrade

Failed to execute `murano-db-manage`

  • Make sure the --config-file option is provided.
  • Check connection parameter in the provided configuration file. It should be a connection string.
  • Check that MySQL or PostgreSQL (depending of what you provided in the connection string) Python modules are installed on the system.

Applications panel is not seen in horizon

  • Make sure that the file is copied to the openstack-dashboard/local/enabled directory and there is no other file starting with _50.
  • Check that murano data is not inserted twice in the settings file and as a plugin.

Applications panel can be browsed, but ‘Unable to communicate to murano-api server.’ appears

If you have murano registered in keystone, verify the endpoint URL is valid and service has application-catalog name. If you do not want to register the murano service in keystone, just add MURANO_API_URL option to the horizon local setting.

Issues during deployment

Besides identifying errors from log files, there is another and more flexible way to browse deployment errors – directly from UI. When the Deploy Failed status appears, navigate to Environment Components and click the Latest Deployment Log tab. You can see steps of the deployment and the one that failed would have red color.

while scanning a simple key in “<string>”, line 32, column 3: …

There is an error in the YAML file format. Before uploading a package, validate your file in an online YAML validator like YAMLint. Later validation tool to check package closely while uploading will be added.

NoPackageForClassFound: Package for class io.murano.Environment is not found

Verify that murano core package is uploaded. If not, the content of the meta/io.murano folder should be zipped and uploaded to Murano.

[keystoneclient.exceptions.AuthorizationFailure]: Authorization failed: You are not authorized to perform the requested action. (HTTP 403)

The token expires during the deployment. Usually the default standard token lifetime is one hour. The error occurs frequently as, in most cases, a deployment takes longer than that or does not start right after a token is generated.


  • Use trusts. Only possible in the v3 version. Read more in the official documentation or here. Do not forget to check the corresponding heat and murano settings. Trusts are enabled by default in murano and heat since Kilo release.

    In murano, the corresponding configuration option is located in the engine section:

    # Create resources using trust token rather than user's token (boolean
    # value)
    use_trusts = true

    If your Keystone runs v2 version, see the solutions below.

  • Make logout/login to compose a new token and start the deployment again. Would not help for long deployment or if the token lifetime is too small.

  • Increase the token lifetime in the keystone configuration file.

The murano-agent did not respond within 3600 seconds

  • Check transport access to the virtual machine: verify that the router has a gateway.
  • Check the RabbitMQ settings: verify that the agent has valid RabbitMQ parameters. Go to the spawned virtual machine and open */etc/murano/agent.conf on the Linux-based machine or C:\Murano\Agent\agent.conf on the Windows-based machine. Additionally, you can examine agent logs that by default are located at /var/log/murano-agent.log The first part of the log file contains reconnection attempts to the RabbitMQ since the valid RabbitMQ address and queue have not been obtained yet.
  • Verify that the driver option in [oslo_messaging_notifications] group is set to messagingv2.


The agent started the execution plan but something went wrong. Examine agent logs (see the previous paragraph for the logs placement information). Also, try to manually execute the application scripts.

[exceptions.EnvironmentError]: Unexpected stack state NOT_FOUND or UPDATE_FAILED

An issue with heat stack creation, examine the heat log file. Try to manually spawn the instance. If the reason of the stack creation fail is no valid host was found, there might be not enough resources or something is wrong with the nova-scheduler.

Router could not be created, no external network found

Find the external_network parameter in the networking section of the murano configuration file and verify that the specified external network does exist through Web UI or by executing the openstack network list --external command.

Deployment log in the UI contains incomplete reports

Sometimes logs contain only two messages after the application deployment. There are no messages provided in applications themselves:

2015-09-21 11:14:58 — Action deploy is scheduled
2015-09-21 11:16:43 — Deployment finished successfully

To fix the issue, set the driver option in the murano.config file to messagingv2.

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