Known issues in CDW running on AWS environments

Learn about the known issues in Cloudera Data Warehouse service in AWS environments, the impact or changes to the functionality, and workarounds.

DWX-7615: CloudFormation stack creation using AWS CLI broken for CDW Reduced Permissions Mode
Problem: If you use the AWS CLI to create a CloudFormation stack to activate an AWS environment for use in Reduced Permissions Mode, it fails and returns the following error:
An error occurred (ValidationError) when calling the CreateStack
 operation: Parameters: [SdxDDBTableName] must have values
The default value of SdxDDBTableName is not being set. If you create the CloudFormation stack using the AWS Console, there is no problem.
Workaround: If you must use the AWS CLI, edit the CloudFormation stack template file as follows:
    Description: DynamoDB table name for the SDX S3 file listings, created through S3Guard
    Type: String
    Default: " "
Then rerun the CloudFormation stack creation command using the AWS CLI.
ENGESC-8271: Helm 2 to Helm 3 migration fails on AWS environments where the overlay network feature is in use and namespaces are stuck in a terminating state
Problem: While using the overlay network feature for AWS environments and after attempting to migrate an AWS environment from Helm 2 to Helm 3, the migration process fails.
Workaround: Run the following kubectl command to determine whether you have any namespaces stuck in a terminating state:
kubectl get ns
Then contact Cloudera Technical Support to report and get help on this issue.
DWX-7349: In reduced permissions mode, default Database Catalog name does not include the environment name

When you activate an AWS environment in reduced permissions mode, the default Database Catalog name does not include the environment name:

This does not cause collisions because each Database Catalog named "default" is associated with a different environment. For more information about reduced permissions mode, see Reduced permissions mode for AWS environments.

Workaround: None available.
DWX-6970: Tags do not get applied in existing CDW environments
Problem: You may see the following error while trying to apply tags to Virtual Warehouses in an existing CDW environment: An error occurred (UnauthorizedOperation) when calling the CreateTags operation: You are not authorized to perform this operation and Compute node tagging was unsuccessful. This happens because the ec2:CreateTags privilege is missing from your AWS cluster-autoscaler inline policy for the NodeInstanceRole role.
Workaround: Add the ec2:CreateTags privilege to the cluster-autoscaler inline policy as follows:
  1. Log into the AWS IAM console at
  2. In the navigation panel, choose Roles.
  3. Search the list of roles for NodeInstanceRole.
  4. Click Permissions.
  5. Select cluster-autoscaler and click Edit policy.
  6. Add the ec2:CreateTags line in the Actions section after the ec2:DescribeLaunchTemplateVersions line as shown:
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
        "Statement": [
                "Action": [
  7. Save changes.