Issues Fixed in Altus Director

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.2

Director unable to install unlimited strength JCE with OpenJDK

Director is unable to properly detect the version of OpenJDK being used and thus is unable to install the unlimited strength JCE when bootstrapping a deployment if it is requested.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8957

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.1

Incorrect migration of Cloudera Altus Director database from H2 to MySQL causes upgrade to fail

The previously published instructions for migrating Altus Director data from H2 to MySQL resulted in an incorrect schema. This schema allows Altus Director to operate, but causes problems when you upgrade Altus Director to a later version.

The instructions in the Altus Director documentation are now fixed. To migrate Altus Director data from H2 to MySQL, follow the instructions in Migrating the Altus Director Database.

If you followed the incorrect instructions for migrating Altus Director data from H2 to MySQL, you can fix the database schema so that you do not encounter problems when you upgrade Altus Director.

To fix the database schema in the MySQL database, complete the following steps:
  1. Stop Altus Director.
  2. Create a backup of the MySQL database to be fixed.

    Use the mysqldump command to back up the data and create a file of the SQL commands. Back up all tables except tables with names that start with PIPELINE_ and tables with names that end in _schema_version.

    Run the following command:
    $ mysqldump -u DatabaseUser -p -h DatabaseServer --no-create-info DatabaseName \
     SERVER_CONFIGS \
     USERS AUTHORITIES \
     ENVIRONMENTS \
     INSTANCE_TEMPLATES \
     DEPLOYMENTS \
     EXTERNAL_DATABASE_SERVERS \
     CLUSTERS CLUSTER_UPDATE_EVENTS > directordump.sql

    The --no-create-info parameter ensures that the command does not export the incorrect schemas.

  3. Create a new MySQL external database and configure Altus Director to use the new external database.

    For more information about creating and configuring a MySQL database for Altus Director, see Using MySQL for Altus Director Server.

  4. Start Altus Director and wait until the initialization process completes and the server is ready.

    During the initialization process, Altus Director creates the required schema in the MySQL database configured for its use.

  5. Stop Altus Director again.
  6. Delete the default data from the AUTHORITIES, USERS, and SERVER_CONFIGS tables in the new external MySQL database.
    Run the following command:
    mysql -u Databaseuser -p -h DatabaseServer \
    -Bse "DELETE FROM AUTHORITIES; DELETE FROM USERS; DELETE FROM SERVER_CONFIGS;" \
    DatabaseName
  7. Load the backup data into the new external MySQL database.
    Run the following command:
    mysql -u Databaseuser -p -h DatabaSeserver DatabaseName < directordump.sql
  8. Start Altus Director again.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8507

Failure to install Cloudera Manager repositories behind a proxy

When Altus Director 6.0 runs behind a proxy, it is unable to perform a remote lookup on the version of Cloudera Manager in a package repository which is available over the internet.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8758

Deployment refresh for Cloudera Manager 6 fails

Altus Director regularly refreshes its knowledge of Cloudera Manager deployments to pick up recent changes. It is common for the URL of the GPG signing key for Cloudera Manager 6 packages to be unavailable after installation. When this happens, Altus Director's refresh process fails with an exception and does not complete.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8867

The convert-remote CLI command not listed in usage message

The documented convert-remote CLI command in Altus Director Client is not listed in the usage message output by the CLI. The command works as documented.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8797

AWS "User data (unencoded)" field in Altus Director UI does not support newlines

If the user tries to provide AWS EC2 User Data that includes newlines using the "User data (unencoded)" in the UI, the specified value is not persisted properly.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8557

Lowercase Cloudera Director roles in LDAP role mappings do not work under Active Directory

When defining LDAP role mappings for Active Directory, the Cloudera Director role specified for a mapping will not work if it is specified as lower case. For example, the keyword "admin" in the following line:
lp.security.ldapConfig.activeDirectory.roleMapping.group3Name: admin 

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8552

Failure to install Cloudera Manager repository definition when Cloudera Manager is already installed

When using an image which already has Cloudera Manager installed, Altus Director may still be instructed to install a different version, resulting in the presence of repository definitions for two different Cloudera Manager versions. This causes Altus Director to become confused about which version is correct, resulting in failure.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8877

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.0.1

LDAP authentication causes errors in usage-based billing

Altus Director can be configured to use a backing LDAP server, such as OpenLDAP or Active Directory, for its own user accounts. When configured as such, Altus Director fails to correctly collect usage information from itself that is needed to perform usage-based billing. This does not affect the normal functioning of Altus Director, but only causes the creation of malformed usage information that Cloudera is unable to process into billing records.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8905

Incorrect Kerberos administrative password in rendered HOCON

In cases where Altus Director returns HOCON for a deployment template, such as exporting a cluster configuration file, the Kerberos administrative password, if present, was rendered instead as the Kerberos administrative username.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8791

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.0.0

Simple setup with CentOS or RHEL 7.4 fails in some Azure regions

OS mappings for were not defined for azure-germany and azure-us-government regions. Attempts to bootstrap a cluster using a simple setup conf file that selected these combinations would result in a validation error. OS mappings have been added for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 and Cloudera-published CentOS 7.4 for Azure cloud environments where available.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8671

UI Simple Setup ignores worker count

The UI Simple Setup form ignores the value in the worker count field and always uses the default value.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8714

Custom Cloudera Manager service configurations not applied after cluster bootstrap or update

Cloudera Altus Director versions 2.7.x and 2.8.x fail to apply custom configuration properties for Cloudera Manager services, instead setting them back to automatic defaults as determined by Cloudera Manager. Common examples of affected configuration properties are memory settings for the Cloudera Manager service monitor and host monitor services.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8470

Director fails to add worker nodes to a cluster that was created with Simple Setup

In previous versions, Director would fail to add worker nodes to a cluster that was created with Simple Setup. The error occurred because of the placement of ZooKeeper Server roles on worker nodes. The ZooKeeper Server role has been moved to the single master node.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8699

Azure simple cluster setup fails when cluster name contains capital letters

Azure simple setup cluster installation fails when the cluster name contains capital letters.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8335

Terminating a deployment fails when the Cloudera Manager instance has been deleted without using Altus Director

If the cloud instance hosting Cloudera Manager for a deployment is deleted without going through Altus Director, then deployment termination might fail while attempting to clean up the Kerberos credentials associated with Cloudera Manager. This failure only occurs when Altus Director cannot contact Cloudera Manager directly over its web port and must instead use an SSH tunnel to reach it.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8331

Autorepair on Azure can remove healthy instances

An Azure cluster with autorepair enabled can have healthy instances removed if there's a failure to communicate with Azure.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8291

Erroneous error code 406 and error message returned when simple setup cluster is launched with incorrect data

When attempting to launch a cluster with the simple setup procedure, Altus Director server might return an HTTP error code of 406 with the message: Could not find acceptable representation. This occurs when there is an error in the data supplied for the cluster, and the server is unable to formulate a correct error response. This error code and message should not occur when the data for simple cluster setup is correct.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8241

FirstRun command occasionally fails

When executing FirstRun, Director's list of commands was correct, but misordered. Due to the timing, this results in infrequent failures during FirstRun while bootstrapping clusters.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-7977

Swagger model schema for external databases is incorrect

The Swagger model schema for external databases is not displayed correctly.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-941