BDA Reimage Results in /root/BDA_IMAGING_FAILED with "ERROR: Could not run ipmitool command" (Doc ID 1989553.1)

Last updated on JULY 22, 2015

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.1.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Reimaging a cluster results in one node containing:
/root/BDA_IMAGING_FAILED

while all the rest contain:
/root/BDA_IMAGING_SUCCEEDED


Further examining: /root/BDA_IMAGING_FAILED, shows content of:

ERROR: Could not run ipmitool command (after 6 retries)
ERROR: Big Data Appliance failed hardware validation checks


However no hardware checks are reported on the node and 'imageinfo' returns correct information.  

For example:

1. 'bdacheckhw' on the node returns successful:

 

Cause

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