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Big Data SQL 3.2 Queries Fail With "Invalid host name: local host is: (unknown);" (Doc ID 2424658.1)

Last updated on JULY 23, 2018

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.10.0 and later
Oracle Big Data SQL - Version 3.2.0 to 3.2.0 [Release 3.2]
Linux x86-64


After installing BDS 3.2 successfully queries fail with:

ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout
ORA-29400 data cartridge error
KUP-11504: error from external driver: oracle.hadoop.sql.xcat.common.XCatException : 1001 : Error getting splits document. Cause : Invalid host name: local host is: (unknown); destination host is: "":8020;; For more details see:

2. The /etc/hosts file, used for name resolution, is configured like:

*.*.*.1 bdanode01
*.*.*.2 bdanode02
*.*.*.3 bdanode03
*.*.*.4 bdanode04
*.*.*.5 bdanode05
*.*.*.6 bdanode06




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