I am currently looking to use a GCE (Google Cloud Engine) instance as a Deadline Worker.
In my environment, the Deadline Repository and the license server for Deadline are located in an on-premises network, so the Worker is accessing them via Cloud Interconnect.
The Worker is up and it’s good that it was able to access the license server, but it can’t get the license. I tried to put the @ symbol at the beginning of the license server’s IP address, referring to here as a similar case study, but that didn’t solve the problem. If you know how to solve this problem, please let me know.
I’ve attached a portion of a Worker’s log as follows.
2020-08-24 16:56:12: BEGIN - $(GCE_INSTANCE_NAME)\$(USERNAME) 2020-08-24 16:56:12: Operating System: CentOS Linux release 7.8.2003 (Core) 2020-08-24 16:56:12: CPU Architecture: 2020-08-24 16:56:12: CPUs: 1 2020-08-24 16:56:12: Video Card: 2020-08-24 16:56:12: Deadline Worker 10.1 [v10.1.1.3 Release (a53d3f404)] 2020-08-24 16:56:12: Error encountered when trying to fetch instance metadata, the endpoint http://169.254.169.254/latest/dynamic/instance-identity/pkcs7 does not exist 2020-08-24 16:56:12: GetAWSInfo caught an exception The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. (System.Net.WebException) 2020-08-24 16:56:12: at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse() 2020-08-24 16:56:12: at Deadline.AWS.AWSUtils.GetInstanceMetadata(String endpoint) 2020-08-24 16:56:12: at Deadline.AWS.AWSUtils.GetInstanceIdentityDocument() 2020-08-24 16:56:12: at Deadline.Slaves.Slave.c() 2020-08-24 16:56:12: Scanning for auto configuration 2020-08-24 16:56:16: Auto Configuration: No auto configuration for Repository Path could be detected, using local configuration 2020-08-24 16:56:16: Connecting to repository 2020-08-24 16:56:17: Info Thread - Created. 2020-08-24 16:56:23: Error encountered when trying to fetch instance metadata, the endpoint http://169.254.169.254/latest/dynamic/instance-identity/pkcs7 does not exist 2020-08-24 16:57:54: Could not obtain license because: 2020-08-24 16:57:54: License server machine is down or not responding. 2020-08-24 16:57:54: See the system administrator about starting the license server system, or 2020-08-24 16:57:54: make sure you're referring to the right host (see LM_LICENSE_FILE). 2020-08-24 16:57:54: Feature: deadline 2020-08-24 16:57:54: Hostname: $(LICENSE_HOST_NAME) 2020-08-24 16:57:54: License path: @$(LICENSE_IP_ADDRESS): 2020-08-24 16:57:54: FlexNet Licensing error:-96,7. System Error: 2 "No such file or directory" 2020-08-24 16:57:54: For further information, refer to the FlexNet Licensing documentation, 2020-08-24 16:57:54: available at "www.flexerasoftware.com".