Adding a new machine in juju

Mark Shuttleworth mark at
Fri Jul 3 09:24:45 UTC 2015

This will improve with the move to LXD, which manages images and will
include code to ensure that your system always has up-to-date images.
Then, when you ask for a container, it can be virtually instantaneous :)


On 03/07/15 08:44, Andrew Wilkins wrote:
> Hi Suchitra,
> The first time you try to add a machine with the local provider (or adding
> an LXC container in any provider), Juju will download the required LXC
> image. Once that's done, it'll be updating packages with APT. If your
> network speed is slow, this can take a while. This should be much improved
> for subsequent machine additions.
> If you use "pstree" on the jujud process, you should be able to see if it's
> downloading LXC images.
> Cheers,
> Andrew
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 8:08 PM Suchitra Venugopal1 <suchvenu at>
> wrote:
>> Hi Team,
>>  I installed juju(1.24.0) version  in my Ubuntu box and when tried to add
>> a juju machine using juju add-machine its waiting in pending state for long
>> time as shown below:
>> The log is also not getting updated and the status is also not getting
>> updated after 30 - 40 minutes.
>> This issue has been observed in some more ubuntu machines in the near past
>> and we were not able to resolve this after cleaning the environment and
>> reisntall.
>> At the same time we had few other machines which is working fine  and we
>> able to deploy charms in them. The version of juju in them are lower than
>> 1.24.0. Few of them has 1.23.2 and few 1.22.0, 1.22.1 etc.
>> We are trying to install an older vrsion of juju to confirm whether this
>> is an issue with version. Also thought to check with you whether any issue
>> is ther with later version of Juju ?
>> Also can anyone help us with the step to get an older version which is
>> supported in trusty(14.04) version. I had a quick look in
>> **
>> <> and found the below
>> versions available under *stable*.  Or should we be looking at some other
>> place other than *stable* ?
>> Can anyone help me in this.
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Suchitra Venugopal
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