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asked 2013-08-06 07:53:05 -0500

Pavel gravatar image

Hi, I'm evaluation the live management features of the console and I've some troubles making it working When I open live management tab there is an error: "An error occurred while the server was looking for active nodes. For more information, check /var/log/pe-httpd/error.log."

So I checked the error.log and there I have this problem:

I've tried to create a symlink to /opt/puppet/share/phusion_passenger/helper-scripts

And now in the error.log there is another issue:

the mcollective ... (more)

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answered 2013-08-06 21:17:07 -0500

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updated 2013-08-07 10:43:41 -0500

Has the pe-memcached script started the memcached process correctly? What do you see when you run the command:

ps uaxww | grep memcached

If memcached is running, check to see that it's listening on the interface and port that PE expects it to.

Also, please check the solution in this similar question from a little while ago. In that case, the /etc/hosts file needed to be modified to add an entry for localhost.

I am not a Rails expert, but after some digging, I discovered a few things about PE's use of memcached:

  • You can change the port ...
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Seems that this is the problem - this port is taken from couchbase which I have on the same machine. Is there a way to have PE working with Couchbase? Is ...(more)

Pavel gravatar imagePavel ( 2013-08-07 07:39:58 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-08 10:09:37 -0500

Pavel gravatar image

Thanks, this fixed the problem. Still I think that this is an issue that should be addressed. If you guys need a distributed cache it should be configurable. Even better - have a plugin for different cache providers. Currently I think it is just an overhead for the system because it looks to me that is required only for the live management UI and is hardcoded to localhost. I also think that it will be great to be able to use MySQL instead of Postgres.

Best, Pavel

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Glad that worked for you! Unfortunately, I don't work for Puppet Labs, but I agree with your feedback and maybe it would be helpful to open an issue here ...(more)

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-08-08 10:56:06 -0500 )edit

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