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StarCluster VPCdev Branch?

From: MacMullan, Hugh <no email>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:39:02 +0000

Hi Folks:

Thought I'd poke the "StarCluster in a VPC" piece (vpcdev) mentioned in issue 21 ( and a few e-mails over the past year. I just tried the vpcdev branch (after setting up a simple VPC) and got:

starcluster start test01
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>>> Using default cluster template: test01
>>> Validating cluster template settings...
>>> Cluster template settings are valid
>>> Starting cluster...
>>> Launching a 5-node cluster...
>>> Creating security group sc-test01...
>>> Opening tcp port range 22-22 for CIDR
!!! ERROR - InvalidParameterValue: Invalid value 'sc-test01' for groupName. You may not reference Amazon VPC security groups by name. Please use the corresponding id for this operation.

I am using a pretty vanilla config, adding:

Before continuing to poke this on my own:

* anyone already using this successfully?

* am I missing something obvious?

* anyone still working on this?

I wish I had the skills to dive in and get this working myself. It looks pretty straightforward (this particular error anyway: need to use the id, not the name of the SG), so I just might poke around, but I thought I'd query the crowd in case there's a better way (than me stumbling around in python ;)).

Thanks for any thoughts on VPC/StarCluster!

Received on Tue Feb 19 2013 - 14:39:06 EST
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