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HBase smoketest

  • #16733
    zuhair attya

    hi every body,
    i am conducting a manula installation of HDP 1.2.0… i have reached to the stage of conducting hbase smoke test. i can successfully connect to the hbase shell.. but when issuing commands i get
    hbase(main):002:0> create ‘usertable’, ‘family’

    ERROR: org.apache.hadoop.hbase.MasterNotRunningException: Retried 7 times

    Here is some help for this command:
    Create table; pass table name, a dictionary of specifications per
    column family, and optionally a dictionary of table configuration.
    Dictionaries are described below in the GENERAL NOTES section.

    hbase> create ‘t1’, {NAME => ‘f1’, VERSIONS => 5}
    hbase> create ‘t1’, {NAME => ‘f1’}, {NAME => ‘f2’}, {NAME => ‘f3’}
    hbase> # The above in shorthand would be the following:
    hbase> create ‘t1’, ‘f1’, ‘f2’, ‘f3’
    hbase> create ‘t1’, {NAME => ‘f1’, VERSIONS => 1, TTL => 2592000, BLOCKCACHE => true}
    hbase> create ‘t1’, ‘f1′, {SPLITS => [’10’, ’20’, ’30’, ’40’]}
    hbase> create ‘t1’, ‘f1’, {SPLITS_FILE => ‘splits.txt’}
    hbase> # Optionally pre-split the table into NUMREGIONS, using
    hbase> # SPLITALGO (“HexStringSplit”, “UniformSplit” or classname)
    hbase> create ‘t1’, ‘f1’, {NUMREGIONS => 15, SPLITALGO => ‘HexStringSplit’}
    i am doing a single node installation..

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  • #16772

    Hi Zuhair,

    When you run the following command:


    do you get a HMaster and a QuorumPeerMain in the listing? If not then this is why you are getting the errot you are seeing.


    zuhair attya

    hi Ted,

    thanks for the tip. i have resolved the issue. it all relates to DNS binding and resolution.
    it becomes so confusing.. sometimes address binding will work with Localhost and sometimes it works with FQDN..



    Hi Zuhair,

    It is good to know that you have figured it out.


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