Flatcar AMIs not available / not launchable

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Robert Conrad

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Aug 1, 2021, 3:46:00 AM8/1/21
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Hi,

we're currently facing an issue with the release of the latest stable release (2905.2.0) on AWS EC2.

We've launched some instances on Thursday/Friday with these AMIs, but now they seem to be retracted.

The images referenced on https://kinvolk.io/docs/flatcar-container-linux/latest/installing/cloud/aws-ec2 are NOT available anymore on EC2:

% aws --region eu-central-1 ec2 describe-images --image-ids ami-0740fd6ee3280d143
{
    "Images": []
}

The same applies to the AMIs in other regions (e.g. eu-west-1).

Would be nice to know the reason as older releases (2765.2.2, eu-central-1, ami-03c52ea5d6f9f7d37) are failing to launch with:

Failed trying to describe product codes for snapshot '47766279361'

Thanks!

Cheers
Robert

Luigi Tagliamonte

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Aug 1, 2021, 12:16:22 PM8/1/21
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Having the same problem in us-west-1 ami-01687a29be800de16 is not available.
This is a major issue because if an instance of the autoscaling group is deleted/terminated we cannot provision a new server.
Can someone please look into this?

Richard Huang

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Aug 1, 2021, 4:06:13 PM8/1/21
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Hi,

+1 also seeing this problem in us-west-2 for AMI ami-08b0dbd7ab8eee76a. In general, only spot-checked a couple, but the AMIs on https://kinvolk.io/docs/flatcar-container-linux/latest/installing/cloud/aws-ec2/ are having the same problem of being deregistered or not visible. Provisioning in terraform is failing as a result for us.

Thanks,
Richard

Robert Conrad

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Aug 2, 2021, 3:54:31 AM8/2/21
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Since others are also affected by this: We've workaround it using the AWS Marketplace AMI for Flatcar Stable (https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/prodview-2hdonbnvl3s4c). You need to subscribe to it first, though.

Sayan Chowdhury

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Aug 2, 2021, 6:10:55 AM8/2/21
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On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 9:46 PM Luigi Tagliamonte
<luigi.tag...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Having the same problem in us-west-1 ami-01687a29be800de16 is not available.
> This is a major issue because if an instance of the autoscaling group is deleted/terminated we cannot provision a new server.
> Can someone please look into this?

The Flatcar Container Linux AMIs became unavailable because the AWS
Flatcar Linux account was suspended. We are not sure why, but we are
working with the AWS team to find out what happened to avoid this in
the future. The account has now been reinstated and we have now
republished all AMIs [1].

[1] https://twitter.com/flatcar_linux/status/1422085387321761795

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