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ERROR - instance '<instance id>' does not exist - version 0.94.1

From: Lilley, John F. <no email>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:28:55 +0000

I've upgraded to 0.94.1 (python 2.7.3, boto 2.14.0) and am trying to launch a small test cluster in us-west-2b (Oregon). Almost immediately after launch while waiting for the nodes to be in running state I receive the error '!!! ERROR - instance 'i-3f0d460b' does not exist'.

Both instances i-3f0d460b and i-210d4615 in the cluster do exist and pass all checks and the security group is created according to the web management console however they do not have any tags associated with them such as Name or alias. I should add that EC2 in my US-WEST-2 region is running in default VPC as EC2 Classic is not available there and I am launching from a staging host inside of the default VPC.

I've added a ticket to the issue list #307

ubuntu_at_ip-172-31-32-8:~$ starcluster -c .starcluster/config.west2 start west1nonspot
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Using default cluster template: smallcluster
Validating cluster template settings...
Cluster template settings are valid
Starting cluster...
Launching a 2-node cluster...
Creating security group _at_sc-west1nonspot...
Waiting for instances to propagate...
Waiting for cluster to come up... (updating every 60s)
Waiting for all nodes to be in a 'running' state...
2/2 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 100%

!!! ERROR - instance 'i-3f0d460b' does not exist
ubuntu_at_ip-172-31-32-8:~$ vi .starcluster/config.west2
Received on Tue Oct 15 2013 - 19:28:59 EDT
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