Error starting a new instance on elastic bamboo

Failed to start elastic instances: Error when starting a new instance

I am getting the above error. While documentation for some of the other products (JIRA and Bitbucket) is great. I think Bamboo lacks a bit on that part. It might be my imcompetence as well to understnad the doc.

I want to setup elastic bamboo, any help is much appreciated.

Thanks.


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This is happening to me too. I went through the AWS EC2 setup and was able to start a new EC2 instance from the AWS console. But I can't get Bamboo to start a new instance for me. I too get the "Failed to start elastic instances: Error when starting a new instance" error.

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Which image are you using?

I was able to solve my problem with help from Atlassian support. My IAM user did not have the proper permissions granted. Once I granted Administrator Access user policy to the IAM user being used by Bamboo, Bamboo was able to start the instance.

Thanks Artie, worked for me

It's crazy to add the Administrator Access policy. A least privilege policy should be used. Unfortunately Atlassian does not tell you what the minimum IAM actions required are.

This post at least shows a stripped down policy https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/148716/answers/17439894. Although at the moment I can't seem to start instances. Atlassian support fails here to as it just gives me a cryptic "Failed to start elastic instances: Error when starting a new instance" message

Did anyone find an answer to this? I am getting this error and tried the steps above without success.

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