No access to metadata ( from inside instance


Eucalyptus Versions:  3.0 - Current


Your instance, upon launch, reports that there is no route to the metadata service. This may manifest itself in a HTTP 404 error when trying to access, or if you're using cloud-init with an error similar to:[WARNING]:'' failed [50/120s]: url error [timed out]

Running the following command inside the instance:

route -n

Reveals a route for the network, like this: U 1002 0 0 em1


When building your image, remove the zeroconf route by editing the ifcfg-ethX file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ and adding the following parameter:



By default, an install of Linux may leave the default zeroconf route in place.  This route can cause problems for the instance trying to access the metadata service on  Zeroconf is an automatic network configuration mechanism, for more information see here.

tags: error, metadata, meta-data, 404, not found, timed out, networking

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