WebHdfsException at /filebrowser/

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    Aaron Bruce

    Hi, I’ve just installed the sandbox and when I attempt to open the file browser I get a WebHdfsException. Here’s the Exception info:

    WebHdfsException at /filebrowser/

    Request Method: GET
    Request URL:
    Django Version: 1.2.3
    Exception Type: WebHdfsException
    Exception Value:

    Exception Location: /home/sandbox/hue/desktop/libs/hadoop/src/hadoop/fs/webhdfs.py in _stats, line 182
    Python Executable: /home/sandbox/hue/build/env/bin/python2.7
    Python Version: 2.7.3

    Here’s the traceback:


    Request Method: GET
    Request URL:
    Django Version: 1.2.3
    Python Version: 2.7.3
    Installed Applications:
    Installed Middleware:

    File “/home/sandbox/hue/build/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Django-1.2.3-py2.7.egg/django/core/handlers/base.py” in get_response
    100. response = callback(request, *callback_args, **callback_kwargs)
    File “/home/sandbox/hue/apps/filebrowser/src/filebrowser/views.py” in index
    86. if not request.fs.isdir(path):
    File “/home/sandbox/hue/desktop/libs/hadoop/src/hadoop/fs/webhdfs.py” in isdir
    197. sb = self._stats(path)
    File “/home/sandbox/hue/desktop/libs/hadoop/src/hadoop/fs/webhdfs.py” in _stats
    182. raise ex

    Exception Type: WebHdfsException at /filebrowser/
    Exception Value:

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  • #18773

    Could you run on VM next command:
    curl -i "http://sandbox:50070/webhdfs/v1/?op=LISTSTATUS"


    Brad Lynch

    So mine is working now and the only thing I did since I posted is reboot the VM 2 times.

    Wish I could help more with the root cause, but now I am able to upload through the file manager and the configuration checker is now succeeding.


    Brad Lynch

    I am also receiving this error.

    I downloaded this the night of March 21, the filename is: Sandbox+HDP+Bombardier2+(14.03)+VMware.ova.

    Would like to be able to upload the first tutorial file. Thank you in advance if anybody knows how to fix this.



    Larry Liu

    Hi, Aaron,

    I didn’t see the issue. Can you tell me the steps you see the issue? And are you using the new version of sandbox?



    Arnaud LINZ

    Same for me. No solution ?


    Hi, I get the same error message. I think is due to a permission misconfiguration:

    hadoop.hdfs_clusters.default.webhdfs_url Current value: http://localhost:50070/webhdfs/v1/
    Failed to access filesystem root

    I’m still checking logs to find out which could be solution.
    In the meanwhile, is there anyone else who solved this error?

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