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Re: ERROR - invalid node_instance_type specified

From: Justin Riley <no email>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:21:59 -0500

Hi Chris,

You should upgrade to the latest stable version 0.94.3 - it appears
you're using 0.93.3. Also, the error you're getting about HVM is stating
you need to use an HVM-compatible AMI. StarCluster has HVM-compatible
AMIs and you can see them using the 'listpublic' command, e.g.:

$ starcluster -r us-east-1 listpublic
StarCluster - ( (v. 0.94.3)
Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (STAR)
Please submit bug reports to

>>> Listing all public StarCluster images...

64bit Images:
[0] ami-52a0c53b us-east-1 starcluster-base-ubuntu-12.04-x86_64-hvm (HVM-EBS)

Specifically the images that are listed with (HVM-EBS) are
HVM-compatible. You can either update node_image_id in your config or
override the node_image_id at command line using the -n option to the
start command and then you should be able to launch a cc2.8xlarge

Concerning the c3 types - these types are currently not available. I'm
going to push a new 0.95 release soon with support for the g2 and c3
instance types as well as VPC support and more. Stay tuned.



On Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 05:31:57PM +0000, 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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