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HDP on Windows – Installation Forum

Install – Not seeing cluster file

  • #16117

    Installing it on Windows 2008 R2.

    Log file after MSI runs:

    CAQuietExec: powershell.exe : No Cluster Properties file found, make sure the file \cluster.
    CAQuietExec: properties exists
    CAQuietExec: At C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\winpkg.ps1:118 char:23
    CAQuietExec: + $out = powershell.exe <<<&1
    CAQuietExec: + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (No Cluster Prop…operties exists
    CAQuietExec: :String) , RemoteException
    CAQuietExec: + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NativeCommandError
    CAQuietExec: and contains the current cluster layout
    CAQuietExec: At C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages\hdp-1.1.0-winpkg\scripts\uninstall.ps1:
    CAQuietExec: 25 char:14
    CAQuietExec: + throw <<<< "No Cluster Properties file found, make sure the file $EN
    CAQuietExec: V:HDP_LAYOUT exists and contains the current cluster layout"
    CAQuietExec: + CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (No Cluster Prop… cluster la
    CAQuietExec: yout:String) , RuntimeException
    CAQuietExec: + FullyQualifiedErrorId : No Cluster Properties file found, make sure the
    CAQuietExec: file \ exists and contains the current cluster layout

    MSI I'm running:
    msiexec /i "c:\hdpinst\hdp-1.1.0-160.winpkg.msi" /lv "c:\HDPINST\HDPINST.txt" HDP_LAYOUT="c:\config\clusterproperties.txt" HDP_DIR="c:\hdp" DESTROY_DATA="yes"

    the c:\config\clusterproperties.txt is definitely there and contains the following:

    #Log directory

    #Data directory


    #Database host

    #Hive properties

    #Oozie properties

    Am running the MSI in a cmd prompt that was started as Run as Administrator

    Any ideas?

  • Author
  • #16120
    Yi Zhang

    Hi Tony,

    In powershell if you do ‘more C:\config\clusterproperties.txt’ does it work? Can you post more lines surrounding that error?



    Thank Yi for getting back so quickly.

    Yep – the more in powershell shows the file.

    Here’s some more lines:

    MSI (s) (0C:4C) [21:56:27:582]: Created Custom Action Server with PID 564 (0x234).
    MSI (s) (0C:D0) [21:56:27:599]: Running as a service.
    MSI (s) (0C:D0) [21:56:27:616]: Hello, I’m your 32bit Impersonated custom action server.
    CAQuietExec: C:\Windows\SysWOW64>echo “BOOTSTRAP: Setting WINPKG_LOG to c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\hdp-1.1.0.winpkg.uninstall.log”
    CAQuietExec: “BOOTSTRAP: Setting WINPKG_LOG to c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\hdp-1.1.0.winpkg.uninstall.log”
    CAQuietExec: C:\Windows\SysWOW64>SET WINPKG_LOG=c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\hdp-1.1.0.winpkg.uninstall.log
    CAQuietExec: C:\Windows\SysWOW64>echo “BOOTSTRAP: Setting WINPKG_BIN to c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\”
    CAQuietExec: “BOOTSTRAP: Setting WINPKG_BIN to c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\”
    CAQuietExec: C:\Windows\SysWOW64>SET WINPKG_BIN=c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\
    CAQuietExec: C:\Windows\SysWOW64>call c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\\winpkg.cmd “c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\\..\HadoopPackages\” uninstall -Verbose
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: Logging to existing log c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\hdp-1.1.0.winpkg.uninstall.log
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: ENV:WINPKG_BIN is c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: Setting Environment::CurrentDirectory to C:\Windows\SysWOW64
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: Current Directory: C:\Windows\SysWOW64
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: Package: c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\\..\HadoopPackages\
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: Action: uninstall
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: Action arguments:
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: Run-WinpkgAction c:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopSetupTools\\..\HadoopPackages\ C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages uninstall
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: UNZIP: source C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages\
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: UNZIP: destination C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: UNZIP: unzipRoot C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages\hdp-1.1.0-winpkg
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: Unzip of C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages\ to C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages succeeded
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: UnzipRoot: C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages\hdp-1.1.0-winpkg
    CAQuietExec: WINPKG: C:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages\hdp-1.1.0-winpkg\scripts\uninstall.ps1
    CAQuietExec: HDP: Reading HDP layout from
    CAQuietExec: powershell.exe : No Cluster Properties file found, make sure the file \cluster.
    CAQuietExec: properties exists

    Yi Zhang

    Hi Tony,

    Have you set up the JAVA_HOME environment variable and add python to the PATH? The part of your log does not suggest it has checked those.

    Also your install setup

    msiexec /i “c:\hdpinst\hdp-1.1.0-160.winpkg.msi” /lv “c:\HDPINST\HDPINST.txt” HDP_LAYOUT=”c:\config\clusterproperties.txt” HDP_DIR=”c:\hdp” DESTROY_DATA=”yes”

    will fail because the ‘HDP_DATA_DIR=C:\hdp\data’ can not be inside the HDP_DIR=”c:\hdp”

    I would recommend using windows control panel to uninstall HDP if it is already there, make sure JAVA_PATH and PATH are all set correctly, double check the quotes, run powershell 64bit, change the msiexec settings and test again.

    If it still fails after all those, can you send us the whole install log file through here



    Thanks Yi – I’ve installed it on a member server; the other server as the Domain Controller (AD) – I’d suspect you can’t install on the AD.

    The point about not having hdp\data in the hdp directory – you need to update the manual ( because that is where I got the details from for that, the examples there are wrong.

    If you need the output file from DEMONAD (The dc with the install prob) then let me know and I’ll pass along; but – yes, everything was set up as per instructions JAVA_HOME, path etc.

    Cheers, Tony.

    Yi Zhang

    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for pointing the documentation error out. It shall be fixed.


    Yi Zhang

    Hi Tony,

    As of this version, if hadoop users already exist the installation will fail. And this version does not support AD users.



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