Hadoop-httpfs/webhdfs not working on HDP2.1

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    AM VS

    We’re testing HDP2.1, we cannot find the webhdfs daemon (port 14000) even though webhdfs is enabled in HDFS.
    Another thing is that hadoop-httpfs cannot start after being installed from HDP 2.1 repo it fails with the following message :

    /etc/init.d/hadoop-httpfs status
    /etc/init.d/hadoop-httpfs: line 40: /usr/lib/bigtop-utils/bigtop-detect-javahome: No such file or directory
    Hadoop httpfs is dead and pid file exists [FAILED]

    We’re trying to setup HUE with namenode HA, that’s why we’re setting up hadoop-httpfs and webhdfs.


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    Niels Basjes

    I had the exact same error when installing zookeeper-server.
    So far I have not been able to find the right bigtop rpm that is needed.
    I suspect that the bigtop-utils is simply missing from HDP 2.1 due to a simple omission from the guys at Hortonworks.

    My quick fix that seems to work:
    Create a file called
    And put this one line in it (the value may be different depending on the Java version you use):
    export JAVA_HOME=”/usr/java/default/”


    Michael Morello

    Hi all,

    Same issue here, HTTPFS worked well until HDP 2.1, upgrade to does not solve the problem.
    If anyone could help to start HTTPFS please let me know.


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