Question: Cannot launch cloudman instance on AWS
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16 months ago by
mocana0 wrote:


I have tried launching Cloudman and Galaxy following the instructions here:

without success.

After filling out the "Create a cluster" launch form, I get directed to a page that after a few minutes tells me:

Hmm, this seems to be taking longer than usual. It may be best if you checked on that instance... etc

An instance of type C3.large, as specified, does start, but I am unable to connect to the cloud manager using the url: http://INSTANCEPUBLICADDRESS/cloud or https://INSTANCEPUBLICADDRESS/cloud

I tried multiple combination of parameters when filling out the launch form, including specifying and not specifying some of the "Advanced Options"

I am pasting below one of the set of options that I tried (X'ing out the sensitive field values). Any troubleshooting or an alternate more manual instructions would be greatly appreciated.


Marco Ocana

access_key: !!python/unicode 'XXXXXXXX'

bucket_default: !!python/unicode 'genomespace_galaxy_dev'

cloud_name: !!python/unicode 'Amazon - Virginia'

cluster_name: !!python/unicode 'galaxy_dev_cluster'

custom_image_id: !!python/unicode ''

custom_instance_type: !!python/unicode ''

ebs_optimized: !!python/unicode 'False'

extra_user_data: !!python/unicode ''

freenxpass: !!python/unicode 'XXXXXX'

initial_cluster_type: !!python/unicode 'Galaxy'

instance_type: !!python/unicode 'c3.large'

iops: !!python/unicode ''

key_pair: !!python/unicode '16609'

password: !!python/unicode 'XXXXXXXX'

public_ip: null

secret_key: !!python/unicode 'XXXXXXXXX'

storage_size: !!python/unicode '10'

storage_type: !!python/unicode 'volume'

subnet_id: !!python/unicode 'subnet-7fbe0d55'

task_id: f89e525b-404b-4096-889e-ac16ae9f5f91

worker_initial_count: !!python/unicode ''

cloud_type: !!python/unicode 'ec2'

ec2_conn_path: !!python/unicode '/'

ec2_port: null

is_secure: true

region_endpoint: !!python/unicode ''

region_name: !!python/unicode 'us-east-1'

s3_conn_path: !!python/unicode '/'

s3_host: !!python/unicode ''

s3_port: null

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 15 months ago by Enis Afgan620 • written 16 months ago by mocana0

Hello Marco,

Are you prompted to enter your username and password when you reach the PUBLICIPADDRESS/cloud page?

Also, are you launching a new cluster or re-launching a saved cluster?

Cheers, Mo Heydarian

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by Mo Heydarian790
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15 months ago by
mocana0 wrote:

Hi Mo,

I am trying to create a cluster from scratch. And I am never prompted for credentials. I do not get a web page of any sort, so I suspect there isn't anything like a web server running at all.



ADD COMMENTlink written 15 months ago by mocana0
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15 months ago by
Enis Afgan620
United States
Enis Afgan620 wrote:

This is most likely caused by the the fact you seem to be supplying a value for the default bucket (i.e., genomespace_galaxy_dev). Unless that bucket has a copy of CloudMan application and a boot script (as described here, nothing will start upon instance launch.

One way to see what's going on is to ssh into to the instance ( and take a look at the respective log files:

ADD COMMENTlink written 15 months ago by Enis Afgan620
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