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Flume-ng Agents Fail with 'Failed to bind' and 'Invalid hostname: h1' Errors (Doc ID 1493466.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2016

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 1.0.3 and later
Linux x86-64


Oracle Big Data Appliance(BDA) has CDH3U4 and Flume-ng 1.2 installed. And another Flume-ng 1.2 agent  is running on an external GNU Linux system.

Running into errors when external Linux system sink is agent on BDA and then this BDA agent writes the data to HDFS sink.

Below is the error returned when starting agent on BDA

2012-09-20 15:58:08,747 ERROR lifecycle.LifecycleSupervisor: Unable to start EventDrivenSourceRunner: { source:Avro source avro-collection-source: { bindAddress: http://10.14.***.**, port: 10000 } } - Exception follows. Failed to bind to: http://10.14.***.***:10000
at org.jboss.netty.bootstrap.ServerBootstrap.bind(
at org.apache.avro.ipc.NettyServer.(
at org.apache.avro.ipc.NettyServer.(

Here is the error generated with agent on external linux system while trying to write to sink

2012-09-20 15:56:00,173 WARN sink.AvroSink: Unable to create avro client using hostname:http://10.14.***.**, port: 10000
org.apache.flume.FlumeException: Invalid hostname: h1



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