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HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

Ambari Service Does not start properly

  • #33521

    I have installed ambari-server on centOS 6.4 virtual machine.
    When I use the command “ambari-server start” ,I get the following first question is that,what does it mean?

    [root@CentOS-DM-VM ~]# ambari-server start
    Using python /usr/bin/python2.6
    Starting ambari-server
    Checking iptables…
    iptables is disabled now
    Running server: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64/bin/java/bin/java -server -XX:NewRatio=3 -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:-UseGCOverheadLimit -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=60 -Xms512m -Xmx2048m -cp /etc/ambari-server/conf:/usr/lib/ambari-server/*:/usr/local/sbin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin:/usr/lib/ambari-server/* org.apache.ambari.server.controller.AmbariServer >/var/log/ambari-server/ambari-server.out 2>&1

    There is a command that they say it is used for checking which ambari processes are running.the command is: “ps ef | grep Ambari”

    but I get the following result!.what does it mean? besides,I use the “jps” command to check the running java processes and I get only “3075 jps”.is ambari stopped?!

    [root@CentOS-DM-VM ~]# ps ef | grep Ambari
    5073 pts/2 S+ 0:00 \_ grep Ambari HOSTNAME=CentOS-DM-VM SHELL=/bin/bash TERM=xterm HISTSIZE=1000 QTDIR=/usr/lib64/qt-3.3 USER=root LS_COLORS=rs=0:di=01;34:ln=01;36:mh=00:pi=40;33:so=01;35:do=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=40;31;01:mi=01;05;37;41:su=37;41:sg=30;43:ca=30;41:tw=30;42:ow=34;42:st=37;44:ex=01;32:*.tar=01;31:*.tgz=01;31:*.arj=01;31:*.taz=01;31:*.lzh=01;31:*.lzma=01;31:*.tlz=01;31:*.txz=01;31:*.zip=01;31:*.z=01;31:*.Z=01;31:*.dz=01;31:*.gz=01;31:*.lz=01;31:*.xz=01;31:*.bz2=01;31:*.tbz=01;31:*.tbz2=01;31:*.bz=01;31:*.tz=01;31:*.deb=01;31:*.rpm=01;31:*.jar=01;31:*.rar=01;31:*.ace=01;31:*.zoo=01;31:*.cpio=01;31:*.7z=01;31:*.rz=01;31:*.jpg=01;35:*.jpeg=01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.pbm=01;35:*.pgm=01;35:*.ppm=01;35:*.tga=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.tif=01;35:*.tiff=01;35:*.png=01;35:*.svg=01;35:*.svgz=01;35:*.mng=01;35:*.pcx=01;35:*.mov=01;35:*.mpg=01;35:*.mpeg=01;35:*.m2v=01;35:*.mkv=01;35:*.ogm=01;35:*.mp4=01;35:*.m4v=01;35:*.mp4v=01;35:*.vob=01;35:*.qt=01;35:*.nuv=01;35:*.wmv=01;35:*.asf=01;35:*.rm=01;35:*.rmvb=01;35:*.flc=01;35:*.avi=01;35:*.fli=01;35:*.flv=01;35:*.gl=01;35:*.dl=01;35:*.xcf=01;35:*.xwd=01;35:*.yuv=01;35:*.cgm=01;35:*.emf=01;35:*.axv=01;35:*.anx=01;35:*.ogv=01;35:*.ogx=01;35:*.aac=01;36:*.au=01;36:*.flac=01;36:*.mid=01;36:*.midi=01;36:*.mka=01;36:*.mp3=01;36:*.mpc=01;36:*.ogg=01;36:*.ra=01;36:*.wav=01;36:*.axa=01;36:*.oga=01;36:*.spx=01;36:*.xspf=01;36: SUDO_USER=hduser SUDO_UID=500 USERNAME=root PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin MAIL=/var/spool/mail/root PWD=/root LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SSH_ASKPASS=/usr/libexec/openssh/gnome-ssh-askpass HISTCONTROL=ignoredups SHLVL=1 SUDO_COMMAND=/bin/bash HOME=/root LOGNAME=root CVS_RSH=ssh LESSOPEN=|/usr/bin/ %s SUDO_GID=500 DISPLAY=:0.0 G_BROKEN_FILENAMES=1 COLORTERM=gnome-terminal XAUTHORITY=/var/run/gdm/auth-for-hduser-CkRl1q/database _=/bin/grep

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  • #33565

    Hi Hesam,

    What do the Ambari logs show? (/var/log/ambari-server)

    ps -ef | grep Ambari should show a java process running Ambari, as should the jps

    If you do a netstat -an | grep 8080 is the machine listening on that port? If you go to :8080 does ambari show a web UI?




    Hi Dave!
    Thanks for your guidance.
    The problem was solved 😉

    for the sake of sharing experience I explain it:

    I checked the log file and it was said that: Java Home Path /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64/bin/java/bin/java is not a directory!
    So I checked the Ambari properties file (/etc/ambari-server/conf/ and I modified “java.home” value to this: /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64
    (it seems that it adds “/bin/java” to the JAVA_HOME path automatically)
    and then I ran the command: “ambari-server start” again.I got the same output result(that I mentioned in the question).but when I checked the server status by command “ambari-server status”,this time,it said that the server is running.And I can enter the web GUI now!
    the problem was solved 😉

    thanks for your assistance again 😉


    Hi Hesam,

    I’m glad you got it resolved and thanks for sharing the resolution.



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