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HDP on Windows – Installation Forum

Invalid property 'TEMPLETON_HOST'

  • #46238
    David Vance

    When I try to install HDP for Windows 1.3 on a Win 2008 R2 Enterprise 64 bit box, the following error is issued:

    HDP FAILURE: Invalid property ‘TEMPLETON_HOST’ At E:\HadoopInstallFiles\HadoopPackages\hdp-\scripts\install.ps1:

    According to, Templeton_Host is not a valid parameter. It does not exist in my ClusterProperties.txt file:

    #Log directory

    #Data directory


    #Database host

    #Hive properties

    #Oozie properties

    So, how is the error solved?

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  • #46282
    David Vance

    Solution/Explanation – The first version of the ClusterProperties.txt file actually did contain the invalid Templeton_Host parameter but deleting it from that file was not enough. Also had to delete the HadoopInstallFiles folder.

    Seth Lyubich

    Hi David,

    Thanks for letting us know that you resolved your issues.

    WebHCat was formerly known as Templeton, so in HDP 1.3 WEBHCAT_HOST property should be used.


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