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Unable to start Namenode

Rising Star

While trying to start Namenode from Ambari, its failing with the below error:

  raise ExecutionFailed(err_msg, code, out, err)
resource_management.core.exceptions.ExecutionFailed: Execution of ' su hdfs -l -s /bin/bash -c 'ulimit -c unlimited ;  /usr/hdp/ --config /usr/hdp/ --daemon start namenode'' returned 1. WARNING: HADOOP_NAMENODE_OPTS has been replaced by HDFS_NAMENODE_OPTS. Using value of HADOOP_NAMENODE_OPTS. 

ERROR: Cannot set priority of namenode process 355

Does anybody know a solution

Thanks in advance


Cloudera Employee

First you need to know the error.

- Check your namenode log file, by default located in the following directory /var/log/hadoop/hdfs

run tail -f /var/log/hadoop/hdfs/hadoop-hdfs-namenode*.log . and try to start the service again.

- Check if namenode process was already running on that node with ps -ef | grep namenode