000031538 - Failed to create local mapred volume on an RSA Security Analytics Warehouse (SAW) node

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000031538
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Security Analytics
RSA Product/Service Type: MapR Warehouse (SAW)
RSA Version/Condition: 10.4.x, 10.5.x
Platform: CentOS
O/S Version: EL6
IssueThe wrong hostname on the loopback interface can cause problems creating the mapred volumes in the Security Analytics Warehouse (SAW).
When attempting to create the volume, the error message below will be logged.
2015-08-11 11:24:48,700 ERROR org.apache.hadoop.mapred.TaskTracker: Can not start TaskTracker because org.apache.hadoop.util.Shell$ExitCodeException: Failed to create local mapred volume.
ResolutionIt is common to have a wrong hostname configured on the appliance.
To confirm this, issue the command below.
[root@rsa-saw-002 ~]# getent hosts       localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4       localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6   rsa-saw-001   rsa-saw-002   rsa-saw-003

If you do not get the expected output from the hostname command or the getent command, correct the host and DNS settings on the node.
A common problem is an incorrect loopback entry (127.0.x.x), which prevents the correct IP address from being assigned to the hostname.