How do I resolve the error "Failed to start the job flow due to an internal error" in Amazon EMR?

Last updated: 2020-03-16

My Amazon EMR cluster fails to launch, and I get the error message "Failed to start the job flow due to an internal error."

Short Description

Internal errors are often resolved quickly. Retry your request. If the problem persists, confirm that the cluster's networking and security settings are configured correctly.

Resolution

Open the Amazon EMR console and try launching the cluster again. If you still get the "Failed to start the job flow due to an internal error" message, verify the following:

After the VPC subnet, security groups, and roles are configured, launch a new cluster.


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