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HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

Installing HDP on SuSe Linux 11 SP2

  • #14533
    Ted Malone


    (Let me start this by saying I’m not a Linux expert, so my question is likely to come across as dumb)

    I’m trying to install a 3 node HDP cluster on SuSe Enterprise Linux 11 SP2. I’ve gotten Ambari up and running, and during the installation of the nodes, it fails and the log reports, “Registration with the server failed”. The entire log shows some success, but then in the end it’s a failure. All 3 nodes fail. Any help would be appreciated. I’ve checked other threads and don’t see much in order to solve this. Here is a tail of the log:

    Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 1074 packets, 297K bytes)
    pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination

    Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
    pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination

    Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT 1139 packets, 244K bytes)
    pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination
    selinux: UNAVAILABLE
    rpm: ok rpm-
    openssl: ok openssl-0.9.8j-0.44.1
    curl: ok curl-7.19.7-
    wget: ok wget-1.11.4-1.15.1
    net-snmp: UNAVAILABLE
    net-snmp-utils: UNAVAILABLE
    ruby: ok ruby-1.8.7.p357-0.7.1
    puppet: ok puppet-2.6.17-0.3.1
    nagios: UNAVAILABLE
    ganglia: UNAVAILABLE
    passenger: UNAVAILABLE
    hadoop: UNAVAILABLE
    yum_repos: UNAVAILABLE
    zypper_repos: ok
    1 | AMBARI-1.x | Ambari 1.x | Yes | No
    2 | HDP-UTILS- | Hortonworks Data Platform Utils Version – HDP-UTILS- | Yes | No
    ‘, None)
    (” u’responseId’: 117,
    u’restartAgent’: False,
    u’statusCommands’: []}
    INFO 2013-01-29 11:41:22,344 – No commands from the server : []
    INFO 2013-01-29 11:41:22,344 – No commands from the server : []
    INFO 2013-01-29 11:41:22,345 – No commands sent from the Server.
    INFO 2013-01-29 11:41:32,359 – Heartbeat dump: {‘componentStatus’: [],
    ‘hostname’: ‘horton0.sqltrainer.local’,
    ‘nodeStatus’: {’cause’: ‘NONE’, ‘status’: ‘HEALTHY’},
    ‘reports’: [],
    ‘responseId’: 117,
    ‘timestamp’: 1359484892359}
    INFO 2013-01-29 11:41:32,405 – Got server response: {u’executionCommands’: [],
    u’registrationCommand’: None,
    u’responseId’: 118,
    u’restartAgent’: False,
    u’statusCommands’: []}
    INFO 2013-01-29 11:41:32,405 – No commands from the server : []
    INFO 2013-01-29 11:41:32,405 – No commands from the server : []
    INFO 2013-01-29 11:41:32,405 – No commands sent from the Server.
    “, None)

    Connection to horton0 closed.
    Registering with the server…
    Registration with the server failed.

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  • #14575
    Sasha J

    most likely your problem is in name resolution area.
    your systems should resolve it’s names correctly.
    Make sure you provides FQDN when enter host names, and command “hostname – f” should return you the exact name you need to enter.
    Also, make sure that nslookup returns correct names and IP addresses for the nodes.

    Thank you!


    Ted Malone

    Thank you Sasha.

    Even though I had configured the hosts file properly on each of the nodes, it required that dns be configured properly as well. Looks like as soon as I did that, it all worked magically.


    Sasha J

    Yes, DNS is also involved, so it have to be configured correctly. Output from “nslookup” command should match “hostname -f” output…

    Thank you!

    Ted Malone

    Is there another supported way to install HDP without using Ambari? I’ve failed at every attempt at getting HDP up and running with Ambari (now that I’m past the first blocker, the install fails at various points during the install/start/test phase. In most cases all services (even when I leave everything at the defaults) fail except HDFS with various errors…

    I’m sure I’m missing some required configuration, but from what I can tell from the docs, I have everything on every node that I need.

    Each time I install I start from a fresh server environment, so no previous configurations will get in the way.

    I’ve even backed down to a single node so that I can just try and get HDP installed in a developer configuration with no luck.


    Hi Ted,

    If you go to the docs here:
    There are two other methods of installing without using Ambari. One using some scripts and one installing the components manually.


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