Thanks for the help!  I was able to successfully connect and get galaxy running.
The items I had incorrect and needed to change were:
One security group
User data with NO <>
and only a space between the : and the data (Not a tab).
Thanks f the quick responses and advice, I would have been forever
trying the different variables.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Brad Chapman <> wrote:
> Colleen;
> Yoy definitely only want to select a single security group: the CloudMan
> one. Selecting multiple groups like uses the most conservative settings
> in the union of the groups, so won't have the right ports open for CloudMan.
>> The ami I've been mainly using is ami-da58aab3 (although I've tried a
>> few others).
> I don't believe this will work with NX, which would explain being able
> to connect with ssh and not NX. NX requires a username/password. The
> latest CloudBioLinux images do this and support CloudMan:
> You need to enter a freenxpass: option to the user data with the
> password to use for access and it will setup the server on the back
> end. However, it would be worth tackling this second, after getting
> CloudMan working.
>> The user data may be where I am messing up:  I have a few questions
>> I'm not clear on, I think I've tried may options here.. 1.  Is cluster
>> name just something I make up?
> Yes. It's used so you can restart the same cluster with saved data, and
> have multiple clusters with different names.
>> 2.  Are the <> characters part of the yaml structure?  (I've tried
>> both).
> No. From the log you pasted it looks like you have those around your
> secret key. Could you try without it, and a single security group, on a
> clean cluster and see if that fixes the issue?
>>   3.  Do I need to specify the default information?
> No. cluster_name, password, access_key and secret_key would be enough.
> It looks like you are nearly there. Hope this does it,
> Brad

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