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From Andrew Bayer <andrew.ba...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Problems using whirr to launch ubuntu machines
Date Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:43:12 GMT
Did you try without setting bootstrap-user? If you don't specify it, Whirr
will use whatever the provider returns for the admin user - I've used
Ubuntu on EC2 without specifying bootstrap-user with no problems.

A.

On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 7:41 AM, David Rosenstrauch <darose@darose.net>wrote:

> Whoops sorry - didn't understand.  Props file posted below  Again, this is
> using Whirr v0.8.
>
> DR
>
> ---
>
> whirr.env.repo=cdh4
> whirr.cluster-name=hadoopcc
> whirr.instance-templates=1 hadoop-namenode+hadoop-**jobtracker,8
> hadoop-datanode+hadoop-**tasktracker
> whirr.instance-templates-**minimum-number-of-instances=1
> hadoop-namenode+hadoop-**jobtracker, 6 hadoop-datanode+hadoop-**
> tasktracker
> whirr.max-startup-retries=4
> whirr.provider=aws-ec2
> whirr.identity=...
> whirr.credential=...
> whirr.private-key-file=${sys:**user.home}/.ssh/id_rsa
> whirr.public-key-file=${sys:**user.home}/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
> whirr.hadoop.install-function=**install_cdh_hadoop
> whirr.hadoop.configure-**function=configure_cdh_hadoop
> whirr.hardware-id=cc1.4xlarge
> whirr.location-id=us-east-1
> whirr.image-id=us-east-1/ami-**dd7fcfb4
> whirr.bootstrap-user=ubuntu
> hadoop-hdfs.dfs.replication=2
> hadoop-mapreduce.mapred.**tasktracker.map.tasks.maximum=**8
> hadoop-mapreduce.mapred.**tasktracker.reduce.tasks.**maximum=8
> hadoop-mapreduce.mapred.**reduce.tasks=64
> hadoop-mapreduce.mapred.task.**timeout=1800000
> hadoop-mapreduce.mapred.child.**java.opts=-Xmx1024m
>
>
>
> On 09/15/2012 04:20 PM, Alex Heneveld wrote:
>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> I think Andrei is asking if you can send the props/config file (recipe)
>> you
>> are using.
>>
>> Best,
>> Alex
>> On Sep 15, 2012 7:43 PM, "David Rosenstrauch" <darose@darose.net> wrote:
>>
>>  We're using whirr v0.8.
>>>
>>> What message is it that you're suggesting I add to the hadoop.properties
>>> file?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> DR
>>>
>>> On Sat, September 15, 2012 12:59 pm, Andrei Savu wrote:
>>>
>>>> Please add to this message your .properties file. What version of Whirr
>>>> are
>>>> you using?
>>>> On Sep 15, 2012 7:52 PM, "David Rosenstrauch" <darose@darose.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  We've been using whirr to launch instances of the (redhat-based) Amazon
>>>>> AMI, which has been working.  However, I'm now trying to switch to
>>>>> launching an ubuntu-based AMI, and I'm running into problems.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ubuntu, as you might recall, doesn't allow you to log in directly as
>>>>> root.
>>>>>   Rather, you log in as user ubuntu, and then sudo to root.  This is
>>>>> causing problems when whirr tries to set up my data nodes.
>>>>>
>>>>> I've configured whirr to use "ubuntu" as the bootstrap user, which
>>>>> seems
>>>>> to work fine initially.  But after a short while in the installation
>>>>> process, it fails.  And when I go onto the data node machine to watch
>>>>> what's happening, I see that something (most likely whirr) is trying
to
>>>>> login as root.  So I'm fairly certain that's what's causing the
>>>>> installation to fail.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there a way around this issue?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> DR
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>

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