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Re: newbie problems

From: Rayson Ho <no email>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 11:34:54 -0400

You are attaching an external EBS volume that is in us-east-1c, so you
can't have your instances in us-east-1a.

If you are not sure which zone your EBS vol is in, log onto the AWS
Management Console, and go to Elastic Block Store -> Volumes. Then
click on the volume you want to attach to the cluster, and zone will
be displayed together with other information related to the volume.

Also, see:

 "Amazon EBS volumes are placed in a specific Availability Zone, and
can then be attached to instances also in that same Availability


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On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 4:21 AM, Manal Helal <> wrote:
> to be comprehensive:
> when I change the aws info configuration:
> AWS_REGION_NAME = us-east-1a
> #AWS_REGION_HOST = (tried changing this and had
> errors)
> and then in the cluster configuration:
> AVAILABILITY_ZONE = us-east-1a
> I get these errors
> !!! ERROR - Cluster settings are not valid:
> !!! ERROR - availability_zone setting 'us-east-1a' does not match the
> !!! ERROR - common volume zone 'us-east-1c'
> I practically tried all possible variations between these three arguments,
> and I get the above error and the other error without anyone connecting
> since three days now. While the same configuration file and using the
> default region, or us-east-1 only, and I think us-east-1c also was
> successful in connecting before,
> thanks again for your support,
> Manal
> On 20 May 2012 16:28, Manal Helal <> wrote:
>> Hi Rayson,
>> Thanks again. Now even away from bidding, and using the same configuration
>> file that connected successfully 3 days ago,
>> I am consistently now getting this error:
>> !!! ERROR - Unsupported: Your requested instance type (cg1.4xlarge) is not
>> supported in your requested Availability Zone (us-east-1c). Please retry
>> your request by not specifying an Availability Zone or choosing us-east-1a.
>> I do as it says, and remove any region specifications, or specify the
>> "us-east-1a" region at says, and it still keep coming back with the same
>> error,  3 days now without successful connection with bidding and without. I
>> am not sure how to solve that
>> I appreciate your support very much.

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