Spring Cloud service Look up error: Load balancer does not have available server for client

I’ve been playing with a Spring Cloud app consisting of a config server, a discovery server (Eureka) and a Feign client with Ribbon (internally used by Feign). I’ve 2 services, a movie-service and a daily-update-service. The intent is to provide a daily update of popular movies, news and weather in one place.
Problem I’m having is that the movie-service Feign client is not able to find it from daily-update-service. It errors out with the following:

Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: com.netflix.client.ClientException: Load balancer does not have available server for client: movie-service
daily_update_service_1 |    at org.springframework.cloud.netflix.feign.ribbon.LoadBalancerFeignClient.execute(LoadBalancerFeignClient.java:59) ~[spring-cloud-netflix-core-1.1.0.M4.jar:1.1.0.M4]
daily_update_service_1 |    at feign.SynchronousMethodHandler.executeAndDecode(SynchronousMethodHandler.java:95) ~[feign-core-8.12.1.jar:8.12.1]
daily_update_service_1 |    at feign.SynchronousMethodHandler.invoke(SynchronousMethodHandler.java:74) ~[feign-core-8.12.1.jar:8.12.1]
daily_update_service_1 |    at feign.hystrix.HystrixInvocationHandler$1.run(HystrixInvocationHandler.java:54) ~[feign-hystrix-8.12.1.jar:8.12.1]
daily_update_service_1 |    at com.netflix.hystrix.HystrixCommand$1.call(HystrixCommand.java:294) ~[hystrix-core-1.4.21.jar:1.4.21]
daily_update_service_1 |    ... 21 common frames omitted
daily_update_service_1 | Caused by: com.netflix.client.ClientException: Load balancer does not have available server for client: movie-service
daily_update_service_1 |    at com.netflix.loadbalancer.LoadBalancerContext.getServerFromLoadBalancer(LoadBalancerContext.java:468) ~[ribbon-loadbalancer-2.1.0.jar:2.1.0]
daily_update_service_1 |    at com.netflix.loadbalancer.reactive.LoadBalancerCommand$1.call(LoadBalancerCommand.java:184) ~[ribbon-loadbalancer-2.1.0.jar:2.1.0]
daily_update_service_1 |    at com.netflix.loadbalancer.reactive.LoadBalancerCommand$1.call(LoadBalancerCommand.java:180) ~[ribbon-loadbalancer-2.1.0.jar:2.1.0]

My debugging so far shows that the DomainExtractingServerList is trying to do a look up by VIP, which’s movie-service and coming up with no servers. The services are registered in Eureka and I can see them on the Eureka dashboard.

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    1. cd daily-update-microservices.
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    Upon further investigation, I found that if eureka.client.fetchRegistry is false, the various shuffle methods in com.netflix.discovery.shared.Applications are not called and hence Applications.shuffleVirtualHostNameMap is never populated. This map is used later for look up in the method Applications.getInstancesByVirtualHostName that then fails.

    I don’t understand why a client would be forced to download the registry. They may choose to make the network trip each time or get delta when necessary.

    I’ve opened an issue on Github for this. Will wait for their response.

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