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Hi I am trying to bootstrap an ubuntu ec2 instance using knife command line tool, but when ever I run this command

knife ec2 server create -x ubuntu --region ap-southeast-1  -i ami-0cdf4965 -S key  --identity-file  ~/key.pem  -G default  -r 'recipe[apt],recipe[apache2],recipe[ntp],recipe[ruby]'

I knife throws out an error

ERROR: You did not provide a valid 'Image' value

and when ever I use -I ami-id it tell use -i instead of -I, but I can bootstrap an instance in us-east region but unable to do it in the ap-southeast region.

Kindly help me out

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Are you trying to use the same AMI in ap-southeast as us-east? The machine definitions are only valid for the region in which they were created.

I googled the AMI referenced in the ticket and it's a Ubuntu Quantal release. Use the Ubuntu Amazon EC2 AMI Locator to track down an appropriate AMI and try that out.

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I am using the different ami id which is available in ap-southeast-1 region but still I am getting the same error – Jeevan Dongre Mar 5 '13 at 9:32
Just now I used this ami id ami-7881cc2a but still getting the same error. Here is the command I ran knife ec2 server create -x ubuntu --region ap-southeast-1 -image ami-7881cc2a --identity-file /home/user/key.pem --ebs-size 8 -G default -r 'recipe[apt],recipe[apache2],recipe[ntp],recipe[ruby]' – Jeevan Dongre Mar 5 '13 at 9:34
Did you use -image or --image? The error is coming from knife and not Amazon. – Tim Potter Mar 5 '13 at 10:05
Now I am getting different issue which says key doesn't exists... I am trying to fix since a very long time, I am facing this issue only is ap-southeast-1 region when I try to create a node in US its working fine. Can you help me please???? @Tim Potter – Jeevan Dongre Mar 5 '13 at 10:33
You most likely need to create a new key for the ap region as key pairs, like AMIs, are not shared across regions. – Tim Potter Mar 5 '13 at 13:21

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