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Accessing External Tables through Big Data SQL fails with "error processing "error getting Sentry metadata" with BDA Clusters (Doc ID 2772006.1)

Last updated on APRIL 29, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Big Data SQL - Version 4.0 and later
Linux x86-64


Accessing external tables through Big Data SQL (BDSQL) with BDA clusters fails with:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout
ORA-29400: data cartridge error
KUP-11504: error from external driver: oracle.hadoop.sql.JXADException: IO
error processing "error getting Sentry metadata"

1. The query can hang for a couple minutes.

2. It is possible to query the same table from Hue.

3. The Sentry service is healthy.

4. On Database side the latest java logs in $ORACLE_HOME/bigdatasql/log/ show messages like below indicating a SentryTRansportPool error:

[] <TIMESTAMP> ERROR transport.SentryTransportPool: Failed to obtain transport for <HOST>.<DOMAIN>:<SENTRY_PORT>: null
[] <TIMESTAMP> WARN security.UserGroupInformation: PriviledgedActionException as:oracle/ bigdatasql@<REALM> (auth:KERBEROS) cause:org.apache.thrift.transport.TTransportException: Connection refused (Connection refused)



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In this Document
 Option 1: Set up iptables rules to redirect traffic from the Ethernet port to the Infiniband interface on BDA servers with Sentry roles
 Option 2: Disable Sentry on the Database side

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