Troubleshooting Installation Problems
This topic describes common installation issues and suggested solutions.
- Navigator HSM KMS Backed by Thales HSM installation fails
- Failed to start server reported by cloudera-manager-installer.bin
- Installation interrupted and installer does not restart
- Cloudera Manager Server fails to start with MySQL
- Agents fail to connect to Server
- Cluster hosts do not appear
- "Access denied" in install or update wizard
- Databases fail to start.
- Cloudera services fail to start
- Activity Monitor displays a status of BAD
- Activity Monitor fails to start
- Attempts to reinstall lower version of Cloudera Manager fail
- Create Hive Metastore Database Tables command fails
- Oracle invalid identifier
Navigator HSM KMS Backed by Thales HSM installation fails
ERROR: Hadoop KMS could not be started REASON: com.ncipher.provider.nCRuntimeException: com.ncipher.km.nfkm.nfkmCommunicationException The nfkm command program has terminated unexpectedly.
The KMS user is not part of the nfast group on the host(s) running the Navigator HSM KMS backed by Thales HSM role.
sudo usermod -G nfast kms
Failed to start server reported by cloudera-manager-installer.bin
"Failed to start server" reported by cloudera-manager-installer.bin. /var/log/cloudera-scm-server/cloudera-scm-server.logcontains a message beginning Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver...
You might have SELinux enabled.
Disable SELinux by running sudo setenforce 0 on the Cloudera Manager Server host. To disable it permanently, edit /etc/selinux/config.
Installation interrupted and installer does not restart
Installation interrupted and installer does not restart.
You need to do some manual cleanup.
Cloudera Manager Server fails to start with MySQL
Cloudera Manager Server fails to start and the Server is configured to use a MySQL database to store information about service configuration.
Tables ... have unsupported engine type ... . InnoDB is required.
Make sure that the InnoDB engine is configured, not the MyISAM engine. To check what engine your tables are using, run the following command from the MySQL shell: mysql> show table status;
For more information, see Install and Configure MySQL for Cloudera Software.
Agents fail to connect to Server
Agents fail to connect to Server. You get an Error 113 ('No route to host') in /var/log/cloudera-scm-agent/cloudera-scm-agent.log.
You might have SELinux or iptables enabled.
Check /var/log/cloudera-scm-server/cloudera-scm-server.log on the Server host and /var/log/cloudera-scm-agent/cloudera-scm-agent.log on the Agent hosts. Disable SELinux and iptables.
Cluster hosts do not appear
Some cluster hosts do not appear when you click Find Hosts in install or update wizard.
You might have network connectivity problems.
- Make sure all cluster hosts have SSH port 22 open.
- Check other common causes of loss of connectivity such as firewalls and interference from SELinux.
"Access denied" in install or update wizard
"Access denied" in install or update wizard during database configuration for Activity Monitor or Reports Manager.
Hostname mapping or permissions are not set up correctly.
- For hostname configuration, see Configure Network Names.
- For permissions, make sure the values you enter into the wizard match those you used when you configured the databases. The value you enter into the wizard as the database hostname
must match the value you entered for the hostname (if any) when you configured the database.
For example, if you had entered the following when you created the database
grant all on activity_monitor.* TO 'amon_user'@'myhost1.myco.com' IDENTIFIED BY 'amon_password';
the value you enter here for the database hostname must be myhost1.myco.com. If you did not specify a host, or used a wildcard to allow access from any host, you can enter either the fully qualified domain name (FQDN), or localhost. For example, if you entered
grant all on activity_monitor.* TO 'amon_user'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'amon_password';
the value you enter for the database hostname can be either the FQDN or localhost.
Databases fail to start.
Activity Monitor, Reports Manager, or Service Monitor databases fail to start.
MySQL binlog format problem.
Cloudera services fail to start
Cloudera services fail to start.
Java might not be installed or might be installed at a custom location.
See Configuring a Custom Java Home Location for more information on resolving this issue.
Activity Monitor displays a status of BAD
The Activity Monitor displays a status of BAD in the Cloudera Manager Admin Console. The log file contains the following message:
ERROR 1436 (HY000): Thread stack overrun: 7808 bytes used of a 131072 byte stack, and 128000 bytes needed. Use 'mysqld -O thread_stack=#' to specify a bigger stack.
The MySQL thread stack is too small.
- Update the thread_stack value in my.cnf to 256KB. The my.cnf file is normally located in /etc or /etc/mysql.
- Restart the mysql service: $ sudo service mysql restart
- Restart Activity Monitor.
Activity Monitor fails to start
The Activity Monitor fails to start. Logs contain the error read-committed isolation not safe for the statement binlog format.
The binlog_format is not set to mixed.
Modify the mysql.cnf file to include the entry for binlog format as specified in Install and Configure MySQL for Cloudera Software.
Attempts to reinstall lower version of Cloudera Manager fail
Attempts to reinstall lower versions of CDH or Cloudera Manager using yum fails.
It is possible to install, uninstall, and reinstall CDH and Cloudera Manager. In certain cases, this does not complete as expected. If you install Cloudera Manager 6 and CDH 6, then uninstall Cloudera Manager and CDH, and then attempt to install CDH 5 and Cloudera Manager 5, incorrect cached information might result in the installation of an incompatible version of the Oracle JDK.
Clear information in the yum cache:
- Connect to the CDH host.
- Execute either of the following commands:
yum --enablerepo='*' clean all
sudo rm -rf /var/cache/yum/cloudera*
- After clearing the cache, proceed with installation.
Create Hive Metastore Database Tables command fails
The Create Hive Metastore Database Tables command fails due to a problem with an escape string.
PostgreSQL versions 9 and higher require special configuration for Hive because of a backward-incompatible change in the default value of the standard_conforming_strings property. Versions up to PostgreSQL 9.0 defaulted to off, but starting with version 9.0 the default is on.
ALTER DATABASE <hive_db_name> SET standard_conforming_strings = off;
Oracle invalid identifier
If you are using an Oracle database and the Clouderatab displays "No data available" and there is an Oracle error about "invalid identifier" with the query containing the reference to dbms_crypto in the log.
You have not granted execute permission to sys.dbms_crypto.
Run GRANT EXECUTE ON sys.dbms_crypto TO nav;, where nav is the user of the Navigator Audit Server database.