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BDA Upgrade to BDA V3*/V4*-CDH 5.* fails on Step 7 Restarting Hadoop Services with: This NameNode has an unfinalized metadata upgrade (Doc ID 1928590.1)

Last updated on MAY 29, 2021

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 3.0 and later
Linux x86-64


NOTE: In the examples that follow, user details, cluster names, hostnames, directory paths, filenames, etc. represent a fictitious sample (and are used to provide an illustrative example only). Any similarity to actual persons, or entities, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.


BDA Upgrade to 3.0.1 from 2.5 fails at Step 7 Restarting Hadoop Services.  In this case the failure occurred on the first node of the second rack as below.  It could occur on any node. The failure looks like:

INFO: Executing Upgrade Steps 7 through 8
INFO: Step 7: Restarting Hadoop Services
ERROR: Puppet agent run on node <bdanode01-rack2> had errors. List of errors follows

Error [8436]: (//<bdanode01-rack2>[main]/Hadoop::Addyarn/Exec[add_yarn]/returns)
Change from notrun to 0 failed: /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/ &>
/opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/addyarn.out returned 1 instead of one of [0]
at /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/puppet/modules/hadoop/manifests/addyarn.pp:46

Other Symptoms:

1. In Cloudera Manager one NameNode is up and healthy.  One NameNode is down.

2. The associated log file for the node in question shows output like: 

<bdanode01-rack2>: Sep 19 13:29:48 <bdanode01-rack2> puppet-master[8436]: Compiled catalog for
<bdanode01-rack2> in environment production in 0.37 seconds

Sep 19 13:38:49 <bdanode01-rack2> puppet-master[8436]:
content changed '{md5}7ffda6a37f7b01469696ee8f820b35a4' to '{md5}c56696fe56fc5e82c1beeca0bb430e28'

Sep 19 13:38:49 <bdanode01-rack2> puppet-master[8436]:
(//<bdanode01-rack2>[main]/Hadoop::Addyarn/Exec[add_yarn]/returns) change from notrun to 0 failed:
/opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/ &> /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/addyarn.out returned 1
instead of one of [0] at /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/puppet/modules/hadoop/manifests/addyarn.pp:46

Sep 19 13:38:49 <bdanode01-rack2> puppet-master[8436]: (//<bdanode01-rack2>[post]/Miscsetup::Endstep/Notify[end_step])
Dependency Exec[add_yarn] has failures: true

3. The associated addyarn.out file in /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/addyarn.out shows output like:

Succeeded. Output in : /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/cm_commands.out
API Version used is v6
<bdanode01-rack2>: Succeeded. Output in :
Command ID is 13956
<bdanode01-rack2>: ..........................................................................................
..........Operation timed out.

4. The associated clusters_node_commands_upgradeServices.out file  in /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/clusters_<cluster_name>_commands_upgradeServices.out shows output like:

<bdanode01-rack2>: {
<bdanode01-rack2>: "id" : 13956,
<bdanode01-rack2>: "name" : "UpgradeCluster",
"startTime" : "2014-09-19T18:30:20.262Z",
<bdanode01-rack2>: "active" : true,
<bdanode01-rack2>: "clusterRef" :
<bdanode01-rack2>: "clusterName" : "<CLUSTER_NAME>"
<bdanode01-rack2>: }
<bdanode01-rack2>: }

5. Rechecking the associated errors on CM:

a) From the:  All Recent Commands, tab, the Upgrade Cluster step is successfully completed:

Upgrade Cluster: successfully upgraded cluster
Start: Service started successfully for mgmt services

The following are completed:

Upgrade HDFS Metadata
Upgrade Hive Metastore Database
Upgrade oozie database
Install oozie shared lib

b) The: All Health Issues, tab shows:

Name node: This NameNode has an unfinalized metadata upgrade



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