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Re: ERROR - invalid node_instance_type specified

From: Rayson Ho <no email>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2013 16:09:14 -0500

1) 0.93.3 does not support c3 instance types.

2) cc2.8xlarge does not support standard (PV) AMIs, you should pick an
AMI that is HVM-based.

You can either run the development version of StarCluster (*not
recommended* if you want a production cluster), or you can run
"starcluster listpublic" and find an HVM-based AMI, and then modify
the StarCLuster config file and set NODE_IMAGE_ID to the HVM-based


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On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Butson, Christopher <> wrote:
> I've been using StarCluster with EC2 off and on for a while with good success. However, recently I tried to start my cluster with my standard instance type (cc2.8xlarge) and received a message that my AMI does not have HVM (got to love the alphabet soup that Amazon has created!). Strange. So in poking around I discovered that cc2.8xlarge is "Previous Generation" and that there are new instance types in the "Current Generation". So I tried switching to a c3.8xlarge and immediately received the following message (below). It appears that this instance type is not valid, but I don't know why. Is this because of StarCluster, the AMI I am using or some other reason? Thanks for any thoughts.
> Chris
> local% starcluster start mycluster
> StarCluster - ( (v. 0.93.3)
> Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (STAR)
> Please submit bug reports to
> !!! ERROR - invalid node_instance_type specified: 'c3.8xlarge'
> must be one of: cg1.4xlarge, c1.xlarge, m1.small, c1.medium, m2.xlarge, t1.micro, cc1.4xlarge, m1.medium, cc2.8xlarge, m1.large, m1.xlarge, m2.4xlarge, m2.2xlarge
> Christopher R. Butson, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Biotechnology & Bioengineering Center
> Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
> Medical College of Wisconsin
> (414) 955-2678
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