bootstrap failed

fengxia fxia1 at
Thu Dec 21 03:49:44 UTC 2017

Hi Juju,

First time catch this bootstrap error.

Symptom is that it will hang on "Attempting to connect to....". I 
usually waited from 5-10min and Ctrl-c the process. This time I waited 
till it timed out.

Juju version: 2.3.1-xenial-amd64

What does this error mean? I have seen it a few times, sort of randomly 
however. So I never figured out what's the cause. Any pointer what I 
might be doing wrong?


Creating Juju controller "devlocal" on localhost/localhost
Loading image metadata
Looking for packaged Juju agent version 2.3.1 for amd64
Starting new instance for initial controller
To configure your system to better support LXD containers, please see:
Launching controller instance(s) on localhost/localhost...
  - juju-d05b8f-0 (arch=amd64)
Installing Juju agent on bootstrap instance
Fetching Juju GUI 2.11.1
Waiting for address
Attempting to connect to
ERROR failed to bootstrap model: waited for 20m0s without being able to 
connect: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Permissions 0755 for '/home/fengxia/.local/share/juju/ssh/juju_id_rsa' 
are too open.
It is required that your private key files are NOT accessible by others.
This private key will be ignored.
Load key "/home/fengxia/.local/share/juju/ssh/juju_id_rsa": bad permissions
Permission denied (publickey).

Feng Xia

Advisory Engineer
Datacenter Group (DCG), Lenovo US
8000 Development Dr, Morrisiville, NC 27509

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