Create a new server image for a RightScale server template

The RightScale server templates publish server images to launch. It is advisable to create your own server image because the cloud providers can remove their published images anytime. If you generate your own image, you control the lifecycle of those. Create your own server image Use Packer to create a new server image. Install RightLink. On […]

amazon-ebs: Error waiting for SSH: ssh: handshake failed: ssh: unable to authenticate, attempted methods [none publickey], no supported methods remain

When you launch a Linux AWS EC2 instance with Terraform or create a Linux AWS image with Packer, one of the following errors are displayed: amazon-ebs: Error waiting for SSH: ssh: handshake failed: ssh: unable to authenticate, attempted methods [none publickey], no supported methods remain aws_instance.default: 1 error(s) occurred: * ssh: handshake failed: ssh: unable to […]

The instance ID ‘…’ does not exist

When you launch an EC2 instance in AWS and the Chef script is trying to set tags on the instance you may get the error message: The instance ID ‘…’ does not exist It can happen when you launch the instance in one AWS account, and the tagging script tries to find the instance in another […]

The specified Security Group and Parameter Group are not set in the RDS instance

If the Terraform apply execution times out during the RDS instance creation, the specified Security Group and Parameter Group is not set in the RDS instance. The solution is to set the timeout in the aws_db_instance resource. When a multi-az RDS instance is launched from a snapshot, the process can take more than 55 minutes. The default […]

SQL Server AWS RDS instance ALARM FreeableMemory <=... MB

The SQL database servers use the available memory for caching to speed up the database operation. If we do not restrict the SQL database server memory usage, the operating system will not have enough memory to run. This setting is also necessary for an AWS RDS instance, otherwise, you will get the alert ALARM FreeableMemory <=… MB In AWS […]

Terraform provider.aws: no suitable version installed

The new versions of Terraform do not contain all plugins after the application installation. When you try to access a provider the first time, Terraform may not be able to communicate with it. * provider.aws: no suitable version installed version requirements: “(any version)” versions installed: none To download the necessary plugins, initialize the Terraform script […]

Failed to complete #create action: [undefined method `version’ for nil:NilClass] on default…

When you execute kitchen converge to launch an EC2 instance in AWS with Chef Test Kitchen, you get the error message: >>>>> ——Exception——- >>>>>> Class: Kitchen::ActionFailed >>>>>> Message: 1 actions failed. >>>>>> Failed to complete #create action: [undefined method `version’ for nil:NilClass] on default-windows-2012r2 >>>>>> ———————- >>>>>> Please see .kitchen/logs/kitchen.log for more details >>>>>> Also […]

Could not load the ‘ec2’ driver from the load path

When you execute kitchen list and the driver in your .kitchen file is “ec2“, the following error message appears: >>>> ——Exception——- >>>>>> Class: Kitchen::ClientError >>>>>> Message: Could not load the ‘ec2’ driver from the load path. Please ensure that your driver is installed as a gem or included in your Gemfile if using Bundler. >>>>>> ———————- […]

CloudExceptions::CloudException – 400: VPCIdNotSpecified: No default VPC for this user

When you launch a new EC2 instance in the AWS cloud from the command line or with other cloud management platforms, you may get the error message: CloudExceptions::CloudException – 400: VPCIdNotSpecified: No default VPC for this user (RequestID: …) This can happen when the specified Subnet Id is not a valid subnet in the selected […]