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2018.3.1 Creating Windows machine in Amazon using salt-cloud fails. #47955

frogunder opened this Issue Jun 4, 2018 · 2 comments



frogunder commented Jun 4, 2018

Description of Issue/Question

In 2018.3.1 when trying to create a windows machine in amazon from a linux master with salt-cloud it fails with this error:

[ERROR   ] There was a profile error: data must be bytes or None, not unicode
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/salt/cloud/", line 281, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/salt/cloud/", line 1454, in run_profile
    ret[name] = self.create(vm_)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/salt/cloud/", line 1284, in create
    output = self.clouds[func](vm_)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/salt/cloud/clouds/", line 2705, in create
    vm_, data, ip_address, display_ssh_output
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/salt/cloud/clouds/", line 2333, in wait_for_instance
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/salt/cloud/clouds/", line 4765, in get_password_data
    key = RSA.load_key_string(rsa_key)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/M2Crypto/", line 412, in load_key_string
    bio = BIO.MemoryBuffer(string)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/M2Crypto/", line 187, in __init__
    "data must be bytes or None, not %s" % (type(data).__name__, ))
TypeError: data must be bytes or None, not unicode



  driver: ec2
  id: xxxxx
  key: xxxxx
  securitygroup: xxxxx
  private_key: xxxxx
  keyname: xxxxx
  ssh_interface: public_ips
  ssh_username: ec2-user


  provider: amazon
  image: ami-50e87938
  size: m3.medium
  userdata_file: /etc/salt/windows-firewall.ps1
  win_installer: /root/Salt-Minion-2018.3.1-Py2-AMD64-Setup.exe
  win_username: Administrator
  win_password: auto

Versions Report

Salt Version:
           Salt: 2018.3.1
Dependency Versions:
           cffi: Not Installed
       cherrypy: Not Installed
       dateutil: Not Installed
      docker-py: Not Installed
          gitdb: Not Installed
      gitpython: Not Installed
          ioflo: Not Installed
         Jinja2: 2.7.2
        libgit2: Not Installed
        libnacl: Not Installed
       M2Crypto: 0.28.2
           Mako: Not Installed
   msgpack-pure: Not Installed
 msgpack-python: 0.5.1
   mysql-python: Not Installed
      pycparser: Not Installed
       pycrypto: 2.6.1
   pycryptodome: Not Installed
         pygit2: Not Installed
         Python: 2.7.5 (default, Apr 11 2018, 07:36:10)
   python-gnupg: Not Installed
         PyYAML: 3.11
          PyZMQ: 15.3.0
           RAET: Not Installed
          smmap: Not Installed
        timelib: Not Installed
        Tornado: 4.2.1
            ZMQ: 4.1.4
System Versions:
           dist: centos 7.5.1804 Core
         locale: UTF-8
        machine: x86_64
        release: 4.15.13-x86_64-linode106
         system: Linux
        version: CentOS Linux 7.5.1804 Core

@dwoz dwoz self-assigned this Jun 4, 2018

@Ch3LL Ch3LL added this to the Approved milestone Jun 5, 2018

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rallytime commented Jun 6, 2018

@frogunder This should be fixed with #47989. Can you apply that fix to your 2018.3.1 test branch (or pull down #47998) and test this again?


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frogunder commented Jun 6, 2018

It's working fine with that fix.

@rallytime rallytime closed this Jun 6, 2018

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