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ContainerCreating: Creating engine container


ContainerCreating: Creating engine container




i followed below steps to create project

Setting Up a Scala Project

  1. Open Cloudera Data Science Workbench.
  2. Select New Project.
  3. Enter a Project Name.
  4. Choose whether the Project Visibility is Private or Public.
  5. Under Initial Setup, choose the Template tab.
  6. Select any Scala/python/R.
  7. Click Create Project. Your new project displays sample files.
  8. Click Open Workbench.
  9. Select any Scala/python/R engine.
  10. Click Launch Session.

the session launching never complete with status of "ContainerCreating: Creating engine container" and scheduling





Re: ContainerCreating: Creating engine container


there was a problem with wildcard dns.


i built my own dns server and i went though and image and containers are created.


i can created and launch the projects.


Re: ContainerCreating: Creating engine container


the images/containers cannot resolve hostname with names but IP. scala project comes with error.

Setting default log level to "ERROR".
To adjust logging level use sc.setLogLevel(newLevel). For SparkR, use setLogLevel(newLevel).
17/07/10 08:26:54 ERROR spark.SparkContext: Error initializing SparkContext.
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: CDH-MN-511-CE1.EOH.COM
	at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.NameNodeProxies.createNonHAProxy(
	at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.ha.ConfiguredFailoverProxyProvider$DefaultProxyFactory.createProxy(

if i use terminal, i cannot ping the server with their names but i can with IPs

cdsw@zx991teec5q9o67g:~$ cat /etc/hosts
# Kubernetes-managed hosts file. localhost
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
fe00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
fe00::1 ip6-allnodes
fe00::2 ip6-allrouters zx991teec5q9o67g
cdsw@zx991teec5q9o67g:~$ ping master
ping: unknown host cdh-mn-511-ce1
cdsw@zx991teec5q9o67g:~$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=0.220 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=0.209 ms
--- ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.209/0.214/0.220/0.015 ms




Re: ContainerCreating: Creating engine container

How to check the engine status in the backend ?


I have installed Cloudera Data Science Workbench after fulfilling prerequisites.

cdsw status and cdsw validate doesn't show any errors or warnings. But, when i open the workbench and try to start a scala,python or R sessions, it's showing the "ContainerCreating: Creating engine container" forever with red cursor at the bottom input box.

when i go back to projects and reopen the session, it's showing green.

But it doesn't take any input after that.

I somehow tried to check with "docker ps" command which shows only docker containers which are created when i submit the job which is not much informative.


I'm curious to check the logs about what's happening in the backend.


Can someone help the approach to troubleshoot this issue ?


Does anyone know how exactly it works in the backend ?



Re: ContainerCreating: Creating engine container

New Contributor
+1 got the same problem here with version 1.2.2.

I didn't observe the same with version 1.1.

What is your version venkatachetkuri?

Re: ContainerCreating: Creating engine container

New Contributor

Hi, I have the same problem. Could you solve it?


Help me please.





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