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express upgrade ambari 2.2 stuck


I started an express upgrade on ambari 2.2 and now I keep getting this error in the log and no upgrade is stuck.

I am upgrading from 2.2.4 to 2.3.2

25 Dec 2015 00:03:12,810 WARN [ambari-action-scheduler] ActionScheduler:200 - Exception received java.lang.NullPointerException at org.apache.ambari.server.orm.entities.StageEntity.isAutoSkipOnFailureSupported( at org.apache.ambari.server.actionmanager.Stage.<init>( at org.apache.ambari.server.actionmanager.StageFactoryImpl.createExisting( at org.apache.ambari.server.actionmanager.ActionDBAccessorImpl.getStagesInProgress( at org.apache.ambari.server.actionmanager.ActionScheduler.doWork( at at




did you select the option to skip failed service checks?


yep. tried that. its keeps logging the above error over and over. and its filling up my logs. I even try to issue an abort request, its says upgrade paused but can't get out of it.

I assume Ambari was upgraded from an older version - which was it? Did the upgrade succeed? Can you share the schema for table "stage" from the database?


@Hassan Faouaz as Sumit mentioned was this a clean install of Ambari 2.2 or did you upgrade from an older Ambari version? Possibly the ambari-server upgrade didnt complete successfully and that might be the actual issue.


yes I upgraded from Ambari 2.1 to 2.2.

  stage_id bigint NOT NULL,
  request_id bigint NOT NULL,
  cluster_id bigint NOT NULL,
  skippable smallint NOT NULL DEFAULT 0,
  log_info character varying(255) NOT NULL,
  request_context character varying(255),
  cluster_host_info bytea NOT NULL,
  command_params bytea,
  host_params bytea,
  supports_auto_skip_failure integer,
  CONSTRAINT stage_pkey PRIMARY KEY (stage_id, request_id),
  CONSTRAINT fk_stage_request_id FOREIGN KEY (request_id)
      REFERENCES request (request_id) MATCH SIMPLE


I had to clear all the requests rows in the request table to clear the above issue. Now I when I go back to preform an upgrade its sits on the followig dialog.

I am performing an upgrade from 2.2.4 to 2.3.2 using Ambari 2.2

attached is the screen where its stuck...screen-shot-2015-12-26-at-101352-am.png