Installing IfluxDB on AWS

Hi,

I am trying to install on AWS, I have a “Canonical, Ubuntu, 18.04 LTS, amd64 bionic image build on 2020-09-03” instance and are following https://docs.influxdata.com/enterprise_influxdb/v1.8/install-and-deploy/production_installation/meta_node_installation/#ubuntu-debian-64-bit

The installation keeps on timing out, any ideas?

–2020-09-07 06:30:04-- (try: 8) https://dl.influxdata.com/enterprise/releases/influxdb-meta_1.8.0-c1.8.0_amd64.deb
Connecting to dl.influxdata.com (dl.influxdata.com)|13.224.38.108|:443… failed: Connection timed out.
Connecting to dl.influxdata.com (dl.influxdata.com)|13.224.38.114|:443… failed: Connection timed out.
Connecting to dl.influxdata.com (dl.influxdata.com)|13.224.38.69|:443… failed: Connection timed out.
Connecting to dl.influxdata.com (dl.influxdata.com)|13.224.38.83|:443… failed: Connection timed out.

Can you access other external sites from within your aws instance? You might have a permissions issue with accessing outside resources. The link seems available.

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It looks like a DNS issue in your AWS setup. The IP addresses it’s using for dl.influxdata.com are Amazon’s IPs, not InfluxData’s IPs.

When I run nslookup from inside my own AWS EC2 instance, I get:

nslookup dl.influxdata.com
Server: 172.30.0.2
Address: 172.30.0.2#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: dl.influxdata.com
Address: 99.84.222.19
Name: dl.influxdata.com
Address: 99.84.222.36
Name: dl.influxdata.com
Address: 99.84.222.71
Name: dl.influxdata.com
Address: 99.84.222.87

Thanks, I found the issue, but not a big enough security expert, the “security group” setup. So have oped up all the ports and it works.

So now I need to sharpen up my security knowledge, to block and open the correct ports.