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On BDA V4.2 Disabling AD Kerberos Fails if the Backing AD Server is Down (Doc ID 2053190.1)

Last updated on JULY 03, 2021

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.2.0 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. 

On BDA V4.2 disabling AD Kerberos using Instructions to Enable/Disable AD Kerberos on Oracle Big Data Appliance with Mammoth V4.2 Release (Doc ID 2029378.1) fails if the AD server is down.

Symptoms include:

1. 'bdacli disable ad_kerberos' fails with an error like:

INFO: Removing Kerberos for Hadoop services. This will take some time ...
ERROR: Puppet agent run on node bdanode01 had errors. List of errors follows      
INFO: Also check the log file in /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/pagent-bdanode01-20150826221731.log
ERROR: Kerberos removal ran into issues. Exiting.
INFO: Running bdadiagcluster...

2. pagent-bdanode01-20150826221731.log shows a timeout exceeded like:

Aug 26 22:22:38 bdanode01 puppet-master[18363]: (//[main]/Hadoop::Disablekerberos/Exec[disable_kerberos]/returns) change from notrun to 0 failed: Command exceeded timeout

3.  The /bdaconfig/tmp/disablekerberos_1440641528.out file shows output like:

Succeeded. Output in : /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/cm_commands.out
API Version used is v10
Succeeded. Output in : /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/cm_kerberosPrincipals_1440641858.out
item: impala/
ldap_sasl_bind(SIMPLE): Can't contact LDAP server (-1)
item: hbase/
ldap_sasl_bind(SIMPLE): Can't contact LDAP server (-1)
item: flume/
ldap_sasl_bind(SIMPLE): Can't contact LDAP server (-1)



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