Getting failure when adding EC2 Host

I’m attempting to add an “Amazon EC2” host. It seems to create the instance and connect to it, and gets a fair ways into provisioning it. It errors out with the status “Failed to find rancher-agent container”. At that point, I see this exception in the logs:


time=“2017-04-29T16:22:00Z” level=info msg="Extracting /var/lib/cattle/machine/machines/0683fa7b-cc69-4ba5-acfb-0df3b1dfaac9/machines/RancherAgent5/key.pem"
time=“2017-04-29T16:22:00Z” level=info msg="Extracting /var/lib/cattle/machine/machines/0683fa7b-cc69-4ba5-acfb-0df3b1dfaac9/machines/RancherAgent5/server-key.pem"
time=“2017-04-29T16:22:00Z” level=info msg="Extracting /var/lib/cattle/machine/machines/0683fa7b-cc69-4ba5-acfb-0df3b1dfaac9/machines/RancherAgent5/server.pem"
time=“2017-04-29T16:22:00Z” level=info msg="pulling rancher/agent:v1.2.2 image."
time=“2017-04-29T16:22:10Z” level=info msg=“Container created for machine” containerId=857e2898a42478793c1612dca32a9b74e29ec88410d2b14716d56362cb88776d machineId=1ph6 resourceId=1ph6
time=“2017-04-29T16:23:10Z” level=error msg=“Failed to find rancher-agent container” machineId=1ph6 resourceId=1ph6
time=“2017-04-29T16:23:10Z” level=error msg=“Error processing event” err=“Failed to find rancher-agent container” eventId=69b1aadd-deef-4f5a-9b90-92c447b7b8e4 eventName=“physicalhost.bootstrap;handler=goMachineService” resourceId=1ph6
2017-04-29 16:23:10,737 ERROR [73c8645c-071b-4fa7-80b1-eba4213c3b04:160] [physicalHost:6] [physicalhost.bootstrap] [] [ecutorService-6] [c.p.e.p.i.DefaultProcessInstanceImpl] Agent error for [physicalhost.bootstrap.reply;handler=goMachineService]: Failed to find rancher-agent container
2017-04-29 16:23:10,741 ERROR [:] [] [] [] [ecutorService-6] [.e.s.i.ProcessInstanceDispatcherImpl] Agent error for [physicalhost.bootstrap.reply;handler=goMachineService]: Failed to find rancher-agent container
2017-04-29 16:23:11,324 ERROR [9f99e5d7-0586-476a-9912-8cef0f608a4e:161] [host:6] [host.provision] [] [cutorService-11] [c.p.e.p.i.DefaultProcessInstanceImpl] Unknown exception io.cattle.platform.util.exception.ExecutionException: Failed to find rancher-agent container
at io.cattle.platform.process.host.HostProvision.handle(HostProvision.java:77) ~[cattle-iaas-logic-0.5.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:na]
at io.cattle.platform.engine.process.impl.DefaultProcessInstanceImpl.runHandler(DefaultProcessInstanceImpl.java:470) [cattle-framework-engine-0.5.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:na]
at io.cattle.platform.engine.process.impl.DefaultProcessInstanceImpl$4.execute(DefaultProcessInstanceImpl.java:421) ~[cattle-framework-engine-0.5.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:na]
at io.cattle.platform.engine.process.impl.DefaultProcessInstanceImpl$4.execute(DefaultProcessInstanceImpl.java:415) ~[cattle-framework-engine-0.5.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:na]
at io.cattle.platform.engine.idempotent.Idempotent.execute(Idempotent.java:42) ~[cattle-framework-engine-0.5.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:na]

Can anyone tell me where to go from here? Should I just set up hosts with “Custom” provisioning?

I’ve gone on and manually created a couple of hosts. It’s so darn easy that I realize now that it doesn’t make much difference if I do it this way. In fact, this way, I can run Centos 7, which I’m more familiar with. I followed the instructions for the Generic host addition, and my hosts popped right up on the Hosts screen looking healthy.

So while launching hosts via AWS is snot something I figured out how to make work, I no longer really care that I didn’t.

I face the same issue, and I have resolved it.

  1. Add the DNS record
  2. Set the Host Registration URL as http://rancher.xxx.com:8080.
  3. Run the docker run in the new host.
$ sudo docker run --rm --privileged -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v /var/lib/rancher:/var/lib/rancher rancher/agent:v1.2.5 http://rancher.xxx.com:8080/v1/scripts/xxxxx:yyyyyyyyyy