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Re: starcluster start error

From: Hui Zhao <no email>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:06:00 -0400

Thanks for the quick response. It's my mistake - I copied the
AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY from my aws account, somehow the last digit was
modified. Once it's corrected, I was able to start the default
smallcluster. This mailing list is very helpful and I feel more
courage to explore it further.
Thanks again,

On Nov 4, 2010, at 1:19 PM, Justin Riley wrote:

> On 11/4/10 1:04 PM, Hui Zhao wrote:
>> Why does it complain it's
>> invalid?
> Hmmm, do yo have quotes around the settings (ie
> AWS_ACCESS_KEY="myid") ?
> If so, remove them. Also, are you sure you haven't mixed up your
> access
> key and secret access key in the config? Perhaps you need to swap
> them.
>> For the keypair, that is the one with .pem extension, right?
> Well, maybe. Do you recall explicitly creating a new keypair? You do
> not
> automatically get a keypair when you first create an AWS/EC2 account.
> You must explicitly create a new keypair either using the AWS
> Management
> Console or running the EC2 command line tool "ec2-add-keypair". The
> EC2
> Getting Started Guide runs you through this. If you don't recall doing
> this at some point then the *.pem file(s) you are referring to are
> likely your EC2 certificate and private certificate files for your AWS
> account which are not the same.
> I would recommend logging into the AWS Management Console and checking
> to see if you have any keypairs listed. I believe you can download
> your
> existing keys (if any) from the management console as well. If you
> don't
> have any keypairs, it's easy to create a new one and the management
> console will prompt you to download the key file. You should then use
> the location you download the keypair file to as key_location in a
> [key]
> section. Does that make sense?
> ~Justin
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