Problems creating high availability RKE


Hello everyone, I am trying to stand up a high availability Rancher cluster with the air gapped cluster installation instructions and I am having trouble with the RKE install step.

When I perform the rke up command I get some output that looks like this:
Failed to set up SSH tunneling for host [XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX]: Can’t retrieve Docker Info: error during connect: Get http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.24/info: Failed to dial ssh using address [XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX]: ssh handshake failed: ssh: signature did not verify.

This is using RKE v0.2.2.

I have checked the troubleshooting page and while there are a number of SSH problems there, this one isn’t covered. I have checked them all anyway:

  • I can ssh to each host as the user and access docker without using sudo
  • I am using SSH server 7.4
  • The user executing rke can access the private key
  • I have confirmed that the private key can be used to log in to the server
  • The key is not encrypted

I tracked down where the “signature did not verify” message comes from, it is from the Go ssh/keys.go file. I’m not really across how this works so I couldn’t work out what causes this message to appear though.

The environment I work in is quite restrictive so I have no doubt that this is a root cause of the problem but I would like to know what I need to get changed to make this work, or at least get further down the troubleshooting path.


Bump Has no one seen this issue before, or have any suggestions?