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HBaseTestingUtility not working on HDP2.1

  • #53767
    Noam Cohen

    Hey guys –
    In order to perform JUnit tests for my HBase code, I followed the example in the following URLs:

    I tried to use the HBaseTestingUtility class, however, in both cases the startMiniCluster() command ended with the following exception:
    java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/hadoop/hbase/test/MetricsAssertHelper
    at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.MiniHBaseCluster.<init>(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HBaseTestingUtility.startMiniHBaseCluster(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HBaseTestingUtility.startMiniCluster(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HBaseTestingUtility.startMiniCluster(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HBaseTestingUtility.startMiniCluster(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HBaseTestingUtility.startMiniCluster(

    Has any of you successfully managed to use the HBaseTestingUtility over HDP2.1?

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  • #53768
    Noam Cohen

    Just to clarify – This is not a classpath issue. The above didn’t work from inside Eclipse, neither when I ran it from command line with the hbase classpath and hadoop classpath commands provided, as in:

    java -cp /tmp/test.jar:hbase classpath:/etc/hbase/conf:hadoop classpath org.junit.runner.JUnitCore MyHBaseIntegrationTest

    Enis Soztutar

    Do you have hbase-hadoop-compat module in the classpath or eclipse import? That class is coming from that module.

    Noam Cohen

    I have both “hbase-hadoop-compat-0.98.0-hadoop2.jar” and “hbase-hadoop2-compat-0.98.0-hadoop2.jar” in my classpath. None of them include the required class.
    Moreover – I used a utility called “JWhich” (–mastering-the-classpath-with-jwhich.html) to search for the “org.apache.hadoop.hbase.test.MetricsAssertHelper” class in the entire hbase classpath and hadoop classpath libs and could not find it anywhere…

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