Why is my AWS OpsWorks Stacks instance not starting and stuck in the "setup_failed" state?
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One of my Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances that's managed by AWS OpsWorks Stacks is stuck in the "setup_failed" state. Why won't my OpsWorks Stacks instance enter the "online" state, and how do I troubleshoot the issue?
An OpsWorks Stacks instance can enter the setup_failed state and not start during a setup lifecycle event for a variety of reasons. However, the problem is usually because one of the following resources is misconfigured: