Container is unable to start and stays unhealthy in controllers.

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Nova containers can't start and stay unhealthy due to a permission denied error
ERROR nova IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/etc/nova/policy.json'
  • Checking the state of the containers we can see the following
[root@overcloud-controller-0 ~]# docker ps |grep -i nova
39408ad0bb23 "dumb-init --singl..." 2 years ago Up 38 hours (unhealthy) nova_metadata
8b7d881047a3 "dumb-init --singl..." 2 years ago Up 40 hours (unhealthy) nova_api
4dea86b09f2a "kolla_start" 2 years ago Up 45 hours (unhealthy) nova_scheduler


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