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While trying to start Hbase getting the following error. Error: Could not find or load main class org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.HMaster

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While trying to start Hbase as

[hbase@hdpclient1 ~]$ /usr/hdp/current/hbase-master/bin/hbase-daemon.sh start master; sleep 25

getting the below error.

Error: Could not find or load main class org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.HMaster.

Please help me. Thanks in advance.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

@Raghu Ramamoorthi

When you try to start Hbase manually, the classpath needs to be correctly set. In this case it looks like the classpath for hbase is not correctly set. You could review hbase-env in Ambari Hbase configs to check what you need to set before actually running the command manually. Or /etc/hbase/conf/hbase-env.sh in the node where hbase is installed.

We should focus on the reason for the Hbase to go down after you start from Ambari. Please check /var/log/hbase/hbase*master*log to check why it failed after the service start up came up good. That would help in resolving your issue.

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@Raghu Ramamoorthi

Can you try below command on same shell and run the script again?

export CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:`hbase classpath`

Also, we should start/stop services from Ambari always.

@Raghu Ramamoorthi

What happens if you start hbase from Ambari UI? I believe ranger is not mandatory for hbase .

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@Jitendra Yadav

Hi Jitendra,

It is starting in ambari UI but stopping immediately.unable to even start the same in terminal.

Also the same for Hbase RegionServer.

Thank you

@Raghu Ramamoorthi

Can you please share the log messages which you are seeing?

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@Jitendra Yadav

Hi Jitendra,

Thanks for your quick help on this.

I was able to start HBase Master and Region servers separately.

But they are just stopping when both started.

The error log says that "Ranger admin not installed ". Is Ranger admin required for this ?

Expert Contributor

Is this a new installation?

You should start HBASE from Ambari. HBASE requires zookeeper to be available.

Paste the error log for HBASE Master.

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@Pranay Vyas

Hi Pranay,

This is a new installation. Zookeeper already running in all 3 client nodes.

Is Zoopkeeper server needs to run in all client nodes ?

@Raghu Ramamoorthi

When you try to start Hbase manually, the classpath needs to be correctly set. In this case it looks like the classpath for hbase is not correctly set. You could review hbase-env in Ambari Hbase configs to check what you need to set before actually running the command manually. Or /etc/hbase/conf/hbase-env.sh in the node where hbase is installed.

We should focus on the reason for the Hbase to go down after you start from Ambari. Please check /var/log/hbase/hbase*master*log to check why it failed after the service start up came up good. That would help in resolving your issue.

Explorer

Hi @vpoornalingam

I am also facing similar issue. I am getting error

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[root@ip-172-31-47-215 hbase]# cat hbase-root-master-ip-172-31-47-215.us-west-2.compute.internal.out

Error: Could not find or load main class exists

If i look into the log file i am just getting following message. There is no error report there

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Wed Oct 24 08:51:53 UTC 2018 Starting master on ip-172-31-47-215.us-west-2.compute.internal

core file size(blocks, -c) 0

data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited

scheduling priority (-e) 0

file size (blocks, -f) unlimited

pending signals (-i) 63362

max locked memory (kbytes, -l) 64

max memory size (kbytes, -m) unlimited

open files(-n) 1024

pipe size(512 bytes, -p) 8

POSIX message queues (bytes, -q) 819200

real-time priority(-r) 0

stack size(kbytes, -s) 8192

cpu time (seconds, -t) unlimited

max user processes(-u) 63362

virtual memory(kbytes, -v) unlimited

file locks(-x) unlimited

Below is the output of the gc log

[root@ip-172-31-47-215 hbase]# cat gc.log-201810240851

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (25.181-b13) for linux-amd64 JRE (1.8.0_181-b13), built on Jul7 2018 00:56:38 by "java_re" with gcc 4.3.0 20080428 (Red Hat 4.3.0-8)

Memory: 4k page, physical 16265880k(388408k free), swap 0k(0k free)

CommandLine flags: -XX:ErrorFile=/var/log/hbase/hs_err_pid%p.log -XX:InitialHeapSize=260254080 -XX:MaxHeapSize=1073741824 -XX:MaxNewSize=348966912 -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=6 -XX:OldPLABSize=16 -XX:OnOutOfMemoryError=kill -9 %p -XX:+PrintGC -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps -XX:+PrintGCDetails -XX:+PrintGCTimeStamps -XX:+UseCompressedClassPointers -XX:+UseCompressedOops -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+UseParNewGC

Heap

par new generation total 76800K, used 10973K [0x00000000c0000000, 0x00000000c5350000, 0x00000000d4cc0000)

eden space 68288K,16% used [0x00000000c0000000, 0x00000000c0ab7608, 0x00000000c42b0000)

from space 8512K, 0% used [0x00000000c42b0000, 0x00000000c42b0000, 0x00000000c4b00000)

to space 8512K, 0% used [0x00000000c4b00000, 0x00000000c4b00000, 0x00000000c5350000)

concurrent mark-sweep generation total 170688K, used 0K [0x00000000d4cc0000, 0x00000000df370000, 0x0000000100000000)

Metaspace used 2984K, capacity 4480K, committed 4480K, reserved 1056768K

class spaceused 313K, capacity 384K, committed 384K, reserved 1048576K

Any idea how to fix this ?

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@vpoornalingam

Thank you so much for the help.

log file inside /var/log/hbase says that Error: Could not find or load main class org.hadoop.hbase.master.HMaster.

Any idea ?

I suspect that hbase is not correctly installed. When you go to /usr/hdp/current/hbase*/lib, do you find jar files? could you please list them?

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@vpoornalingam

There is no jars related to Hbase.

Only ranger-hbase-plugin-impl and ranger-hbase-plugin-shim-0.5.0.2.4.0.0-169.jar available inside /usr/hdp/current/hbase-master/lib directory.

Please advise

Thanks in advance!

Are you connected to the hbase master system as listed by Ambari? If so, hbase isn't correctly installed for some reason. Is this a test cluster? If so please remove HBase using API and add it back using Ambari add service. You could refer Cwik pages for the same.

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@vpoornalingam

Thank you so much for the help sir.

I have done the re-installation as you suggested. Additionally i have downloaded the jar files and placed inside the /usr/hdp/current/hbase/lib folder.

the issue is fixed. Hbase master is up and running.

thank you very much for the help.

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This error is because of symbolic link is broken for (Means hbase client jar is not present in the node) -

ll /usr/hdp/current/hbase-client/lib/hbase-client.jar

Put your hbase client jar from another node to the non working node-

/usr/hdp/current/hbase-client/lib/hbase-client-*.jar

Please note that, if you don't have other jars as well, then copy all the necessary missing jars from other node-

/usr/hdp/current/