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HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

Manual installation of Ganglia

  • #49284
    Gwenael Le Barzic

    Hello everyone !

    I installed HDP2 on a CentOs 6 environnement :
    – 1 master node
    – 3 slaves nodes
    I didn’t install Ganglia at this moment. I would like to install Ganglia server on the master and ganglia client on the slaves and on the master.
    The platform does not have internet access, except through a company proxy.
    We already have downloaded the repositories necessary to install everything (HDP2 and all the components).

    I checked the documentation to install manually Ganglia.
    yum install ganglia-gmond-3.5.0-99 ganglia-gmetad-3.5.0-99 ganglia-web-3.5.7-99

    I create this topic, because I’m encountering difficulties to install Ganglia.
    When I try this, I get the following error :
    Downloading Packages:
    rrdtool-1.4.5-1.el6.x86_64.rpm | 18 MB 00:00
    http://<IP LOCAL>/hdp/HDP-UTILS- [Errno -1] Package does not match intended download. Suggestion: run yum --enablerepo=HDP-UTILS- clean metadata
    Trying other mirror.

    Furthermore, when I try to get this package from the repository of Horton Works :

    This package is strangely small (~500 KB) compared to what I have :(18 MB). And it gives me another error when I try to use it.

    I’m wondering if public-repo-1 is really OK and I wanted to know if someone use another repo on the web ?

    Thank you in advance for your help guys !

    Best regards.

    Gwenael Le Barzic

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  • #49286
    Gwenael Le Barzic

    When I try to install ganglia with this other rpm I found on

    Here is the error message :
    Downloading Packages:
    http://<IP_LOCAL>/hdp/HDP-UTILS- [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable"
    Trying other mirror.

    Best regards.


    Jeff Sposetti

    Hi, Please be sure to use this URL for the HDP Utils repo:

    Gwenael Le Barzic

    Hello again.

    Thank you for your answer. Thanks to this, here is the process I followed to solve my problem :

    1. Redownload the repo file for Ambari

    2. Put this repo file in /etc/yum.repo.d/

    3. It is necessary to have the CentOS repo files also for all the dependencies, so keep the CentOs*.repo

    4. yum clean metadata

    5. yum repolist

    6. yum install ganglia-gmond-3.5.0-99 ganglia-gmetad-3.5.0-99 ganglia-web-3.5.7-99
    After some lines of logs that I cannot put here, the process ended up like this :
    ganglia-gmetad.x86_64 0:3.5.0-99 ganglia-gmond.x86_64 0:3.5.0-99 ganglia-web.noarch 0:3.5.7-99

    Dependency Installed:
    compat-readline5.x86_64 0:5.2-17.1.el6 libconfuse.x86_64 0:2.7-4.el6 libganglia.x86_64 0:3.5.0-99 perl-rrdtool.x86_64 0:1.4.5-1.el6
    rrdtool.x86_64 0:1.4.5-1.el6 ruby.x86_64 0: ruby-libs.x86_64 0:


    Best regards.

    Gwenael Le Barzic

    Gwenael Le Barzic

    Unfortunately, now I have another problem.
    After the configuration step, I try to launch ganglia on the master node, and here is the result :
    [root@master hdp]# /etc/init.d/hdp-gmetad start
    Starting hdp-gmetad...
    Failed to create base directory '-B': Permission denied
    chgrp: impossible d'accéder à « /var/run/ganglia/hdp/rrdcached.sock »: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
    chgrp: impossible d'accéder à « /var/run/ganglia/hdp/ »: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
    Failed to start /usr/bin/rrdcached
    Not starting /usr/sbin/gmetad because starting /usr/bin/rrdcached failed.

    I investigated a little bit and found that the -B permission denied was due to this command line in the file /usr/libexec/hdp/ganglia/ :
    -m 664 -l unix:${RRDCACHED_ALL_ACCESS_UNIX_SOCKET} \

    Which gives this once I echoed it after the run of the script :
    su nobody -c /usr/bin/rrdcached -p /var/run/ganglia/hdp/
    -m 664 -l unix:/var/run/ganglia/hdp/rrdcached.sock
    -m 777 -P FLUSH,STATS,HELP -l unix:/var/run/ganglia/hdp/
    -b -B

    Any idea from where the problem can come ?

    Best regards.


    Gwenael Le Barzic

    Sorry, I wanted to say, any idea why the variable ${RRDCACHED_BASE_DIR] is not filled ?

    BEst regards.


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