Elastic agent randomly fails to start

Our elastic agent somtimes fails to start. The instance itself comes up without problems. We're using spot instances and

After logging in, I find several log files in /tmp (testIfStartedFromBamboo.log, setupEphemeralStorageStructure.log, setupEbsSnapshot.log, BambooStartupLog.log, checkElasticAgent.log - in order of last modification) without any ovious errors.

I suspect it might have something to do with the Elastic IP we use (`ec2-associate-address` in /mnt/bamboo-ebs/bin/customise-extras.sh). I think Elastic IPs should be supported. Is this the correct way to use them?

1 answer

1 vote

Elastic IPs tend to interfere with agent startup. We are aware of this and we are planning to include a fix in one of the future releases.

This mostly applies to assigning EIPs while the agent is running. Customise-extras - or instance setup script - _should_ be OK. Could you try adding a sleep 60 after association?

Ok. I'll let you know if it happens again. Thanks!

I used 15s sleep but that didn't fix the problem. I'll try your suggestion of 60s now.

nope, 60s doesn't fix it either, still hanging

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published May 18, 2017 in Bamboo

FAQ: How to Upgrade Bamboo Server

Bamboo 5.9 will no longer be supported after June 12, 2017. What does this mean? As part of our End of Life policy, Atlassian supports major versions for two years after the first major iteratio...

1,562 views 0 6
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you