New Contributor
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Registered: ‎09-02-2016
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cannot start cloudera-scm-agent after upgrade to cm6



Try to follow this document for upgrading from cdh5.13


in step 14

run command 'service cloudera-scm-agent start' but failed

and the log said Error: no such option: --hostname


What does that mean?




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Cloudera Employee
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-21-2016


Looking at


Step 14 says:


If you previously stopped the Cloudera Manager Agent, start the agent:

sudo systemctl start cloudera-scm-agent


Please do not use the "service" command unless you're on RHEL6.


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Cloudera Employee Ana
Cloudera Employee
Posts: 83
Registered: ‎10-14-2015
[ Edited ]

For all OSes other than RHEL6 , the commands should be "systemctl <command> <service>. We will update our documentation. Thanks for the feedback!