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Service 'hdfs' check failed: java.lang.NullPointerException in HDP 3.0/ Ambari 2.7

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Hello Community,

I am using hdp 3.0 / Ambari 2.7. HDFS is up and running and if I run a service check, it completes successfully. However, if I click the "Files view" I can't enter and I get the following error:

Service 'hdfs' check failed:
java.lang.NullPointerException
	at org.apache.ambari.server.view.ClusterImpl.getConfigByType(ClusterImpl.java:72)
	at org.apache.ambari.view.utils.hdfs.ConfigurationBuilder.copyPropertiesBySite(ConfigurationBuilder.java:217)
	at org.apache.ambari.view.utils.hdfs.ConfigurationBuilder.buildConfig(ConfigurationBuilder.java:325)
	at org.apache.ambari.view.utils.hdfs.HdfsApi.<init>(HdfsApi.java:75)
	at org.apache.ambari.view.utils.hdfs.HdfsUtil.getHdfsApi(HdfsUtil.java:157)
	at org.apache.ambari.view.utils.hdfs.HdfsUtil.connectToHDFSApi(HdfsUtil.java:145)
	at org.apache.ambari.view.commons.hdfs.HdfsService.hdfsSmokeTest(HdfsService.java:145)
	at org.apache.ambari.view.filebrowser.HelpService.hdfsStatus(HelpService.java:95)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
	at com.sun.jersey.spi.container.JavaMethodInvokerFactory$1.invoke(JavaMethodInvokerFactory.java:60)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.model.method.dispatch.AbstractResourceMethodDispatchProvider$ResponseOutInvoker._dispatch(AbstractResourceMethodDispatchProvider.java:205)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.model.method.dispatch.ResourceJavaMethodDispatcher.dispatch(ResourceJavaMethodDispatcher.java:75)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.HttpMethodRule.accept(HttpMethodRule.java:302)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.RightHandPathRule.accept(RightHandPathRule.java:147)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.SubLocatorRule.accept(SubLocatorRule.java:137)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.RightHandPathRule.accept(RightHandPathRule.java:147)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.SubLocatorRule.accept(SubLocatorRule.java:137)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.RightHandPathRule.accept(RightHandPathRule.java:147)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.SubLocatorRule.accept(SubLocatorRule.java:137)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.RightHandPathRule.accept(RightHandPathRule.java:147)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.ResourceClassRule.accept(ResourceClassRule.java:108)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.RightHandPathRule.accept(RightHandPathRule.java:147)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.uri.rules.RootResourceClassesRule.accept(RootResourceClassesRule.java:84)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.application.WebApplicationImpl._handleRequest(WebApplicationImpl.java:1542)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.application.WebApplicationImpl._handleRequest(WebApplicationImpl.java:1473)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.application.WebApplicationImpl.handleRequest(WebApplicationImpl.java:1419)
	at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.application.WebApplicationImpl.handleRequest(WebApplicationImpl.java:1409)
	at com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.WebComponent.service(WebComponent.java:409)
	at com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer.service(ServletContainer.java:558)
	at com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer.service(ServletContainer.java:733)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:790)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.handle(ServletHolder.java:865)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1655)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:317)
	at org.springframework.security.web.access.intercept.FilterSecurityInterceptor.invoke(FilterSecurityInterceptor.java:127)
	at org.springframework.security.web.access.intercept.FilterSecurityInterceptor.doFilter(FilterSecurityInterceptor.java:91)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.security.authorization.AmbariAuthorizationFilter.doFilter(AmbariAuthorizationFilter.java:291)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.access.ExceptionTranslationFilter.doFilter(ExceptionTranslationFilter.java:114)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.session.SessionManagementFilter.doFilter(SessionManagementFilter.java:137)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.AnonymousAuthenticationFilter.doFilter(AnonymousAuthenticationFilter.java:111)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.servletapi.SecurityContextHolderAwareRequestFilter.doFilter(SecurityContextHolderAwareRequestFilter.java:170)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.savedrequest.RequestCacheAwareFilter.doFilter(RequestCacheAwareFilter.java:63)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.security.authentication.AmbariDelegatingAuthenticationFilter.doFilter(AmbariDelegatingAuthenticationFilter.java:135)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.security.authorization.AmbariUserAuthorizationFilter.doFilter(AmbariUserAuthorizationFilter.java:94)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.logout.LogoutFilter.doFilter(LogoutFilter.java:116)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.header.HeaderWriterFilter.doFilterInternal(HeaderWriterFilter.java:66)
	at org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:107)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.context.SecurityContextPersistenceFilter.doFilter(SecurityContextPersistenceFilter.java:105)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.context.request.async.WebAsyncManagerIntegrationFilter.doFilterInternal(WebAsyncManagerIntegrationFilter.java:56)
	at org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:107)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:331)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy.doFilterInternal(FilterChainProxy.java:214)
	at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:177)
	at org.springframework.web.filter.DelegatingFilterProxy.invokeDelegate(DelegatingFilterProxy.java:347)
	at org.springframework.web.filter.DelegatingFilterProxy.doFilter(DelegatingFilterProxy.java:263)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1642)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.api.MethodOverrideFilter.doFilter(MethodOverrideFilter.java:73)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1642)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.api.AmbariPersistFilter.doFilter(AmbariPersistFilter.java:53)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1642)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.view.AmbariViewsMDCLoggingFilter.doFilter(AmbariViewsMDCLoggingFilter.java:56)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1642)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.view.ViewThrottleFilter.doFilter(ViewThrottleFilter.java:161)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1642)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.security.AbstractSecurityHeaderFilter.doFilter(AbstractSecurityHeaderFilter.java:130)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1642)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.security.AbstractSecurityHeaderFilter.doFilter(AbstractSecurityHeaderFilter.java:130)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1642)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlets.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:51)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1642)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doHandle(ServletHandler.java:533)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:146)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.security.SecurityHandler.handle(SecurityHandler.java:548)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(HandlerWrapper.java:132)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.nextHandle(ScopedHandler.java:257)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.session.SessionHandler.doHandle(SessionHandler.java:1595)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.nextHandle(ScopedHandler.java:255)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.doHandle(ContextHandler.java:1317)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.nextScope(ScopedHandler.java:203)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doScope(ServletHandler.java:473)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.session.SessionHandler.doScope(SessionHandler.java:1564)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.nextScope(ScopedHandler.java:201)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.doScope(ContextHandler.java:1219)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:144)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.gzip.GzipHandler.handle(GzipHandler.java:724)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.controller.AmbariHandlerList.processHandlers(AmbariHandlerList.java:221)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.controller.AmbariHandlerList.processHandlers(AmbariHandlerList.java:210)
	at org.apache.ambari.server.controller.AmbariHandlerList.handle(AmbariHandlerList.java:151)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(HandlerWrapper.java:132)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.Server.handle(Server.java:531)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpChannel.handle(HttpChannel.java:352)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpConnection.onFillable(HttpConnection.java:260)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.io.AbstractConnection$ReadCallback.succeeded(AbstractConnection.java:281)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.io.FillInterest.fillable(FillInterest.java:102)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.io.ChannelEndPoint$2.run(ChannelEndPoint.java:118)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.EatWhatYouKill.runTask(EatWhatYouKill.java:333)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.EatWhatYouKill.doProduce(EatWhatYouKill.java:310)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.EatWhatYouKill.tryProduce(EatWhatYouKill.java:168)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.EatWhatYouKill.run(EatWhatYouKill.java:126)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.ReservedThreadExecutor$ReservedThread.run(ReservedThreadExecutor.java:366)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool.runJob(QueuedThreadPool.java:762)
	at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool$2.run(QueuedThreadPool.java:680)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)

I am able to enter hdfs from CLI and execute commands, like:

su - hdfs
hadoop fs -du -h -s /

Any idea on how to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Service 'hdfs' check failed: java.lang.NullPointerException in HDP 3.0/ Ambari 2.7

Super Mentor

@Christos Stefanopoulos

By looking at the code which are involved in your stack tarce it looks like Ambari is not able to find the "core-site" config when you are accessing the File View.

https://github.com/apache/ambari/blob/trunk/contrib/views/utils/src/main/java/org/apache/ambari/view...

This can happen in two scenarios:

1. In a cluster where HDFS services are not installed.

>>> However in your case it is not applicable as you mentioned that the HDFS service is installed and running in your cluster.

2. It might happen if the "File View" is somehow not associated with the correct cluster ID.

>>> In this case it will be very easy and quick to try this " Create a new File View Instance" and then test it.

Ambari UI --> "admin" (drop down) --> Manage Ambari --> Views --> Create Instance -->  Select "File" View 

and just create a new Instance of File view and then test it.

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Re: Service 'hdfs' check failed: java.lang.NullPointerException in HDP 3.0/ Ambari 2.7

Super Mentor

@Christos Stefanopoulos

By looking at the code which are involved in your stack tarce it looks like Ambari is not able to find the "core-site" config when you are accessing the File View.

https://github.com/apache/ambari/blob/trunk/contrib/views/utils/src/main/java/org/apache/ambari/view...

This can happen in two scenarios:

1. In a cluster where HDFS services are not installed.

>>> However in your case it is not applicable as you mentioned that the HDFS service is installed and running in your cluster.

2. It might happen if the "File View" is somehow not associated with the correct cluster ID.

>>> In this case it will be very easy and quick to try this " Create a new File View Instance" and then test it.

Ambari UI --> "admin" (drop down) --> Manage Ambari --> Views --> Create Instance -->  Select "File" View 

and just create a new Instance of File view and then test it.

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Re: Service 'hdfs' check failed: java.lang.NullPointerException in HDP 3.0/ Ambari 2.7

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@Jay Kumar SenSharma

Thank you for your answer. Creating a new "File View Instance" solved the problem.

However, I was wondering, if I can do something to associate "File View" with the correct cluster ID

I also tried to remove the following directory on ambari server and then restart ambari

# rm -rf /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/views/work/FILES\{1.0.0\}/

# ambari-server restart

but it was ineffective.

Re: Service 'hdfs' check failed: java.lang.NullPointerException in HDP 3.0/ Ambari 2.7

Super Mentor

@Christos Stefanopoulos

May be you can try this:

1. Login to Ambari DB (Better take a fresh DB dump of AMbari)

2. Run the following query to see if the View Instalce is associated with the correct Cluster ID (cluster_handle) will be the ID

# SELECT view_instance_id,resource_id,view_name, cluster_handle,cluster_type FROM viewinstance

.

3. In the above query find the cluster_handle value for working and non working view. If you find a different cluster_handle for your non working view instance then in that case you will need to update it. (For example if all the working view instance has cluster_handle as 4) then you will need to do this. (Suppose your non working view instance ID is 3)

# UPDATE viewinstance SET cluster_handle = 4 WHERE view_instance_id=3;

.

Re: Service 'hdfs' check failed: java.lang.NullPointerException in HDP 3.0/ Ambari 2.7

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@Jay Kumar SenSharma

Thank you so much for your assistance.

I update the cluster_handle and then restart the server.

This worked and now the problem is solved.