Issues Fixed in Altus Director

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.3.0

Ephemeral drives not mounted with nofail option

The mounting of ephemeral or local drives for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform instances is performed without including the "nofail" option. Without this option, when an ephemeral drive fails, the associated instance can not restart successfully.

In the open source plugin for the relevant cloud provider, edit the prepare_unmounted_volumes script to add the "nofail" option to the entry added to /etc/fstab for each ephemeral drive. Then, rebuild and update the installation of the plugin.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8579

RefreshMetadata fails to find instances during allocation.

In rare occasions, Director can fail to properly refresh instance metadata during instance allocation due to eventual consistency problems.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-9076

Changing of Cloudera Manager credentials fails when only changing the password.

When changing the Cloudera Manager credentials, if only the password is changed, the changed password will fail to propagate to the deployment template. This can cause certain operations within Director to fail, including the update of the billing ID.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-9107

Database connection pool cannot be configured

Altus Director uses the HikariCP database connection pool library. Due to how Altus Director arranges its configuration properties, it is not possible to configure the connection pool, for example, to increase its maximum size. Under certain load conditions, the pool can therefore have problems such as running out of connections.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-9116

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.2.1

Deployments and clusters that use existing Postgres or Azure for MySQL databases hosted in Azure fail to bootstrap

Altus Director Azure deployments fail to connect to the external database using either Postgres or Azure for MySQL during bootstrap. Altus Director appends multiple instances of the database hostname to the database usernames defined in the cluster bootstrap file resulting in a database connection error.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-9097

Altus Director does not correctly handle the KRB_MANAGE_KRB5_CONF configuration parameter for Cloudera Manager

When the KRB_MANAGE_KRB5_CONF parameter is absent from the Cloudera Manager deployment configuration, Altus Director incorrectly executes the Cloudera Manager deployClusterClientConfig command during cluster bootstrap, leading to an exception. When the parameter is explicitly set to false, Altus Director deletes the parameter during deployment refresh, and incorrectly executes the Cloudera Manager deployClusterClientConfig command during cluster update, leading to an exception.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-9060

Default configurations not copied to the same role across multiple instance groups when using custom configurations

When the same service role exists across multiple virtual instance groups, Director fails to copy the existing default configurations to all versions of the role when custom configurations are used.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-9078

The regex for the ClouderaManagerRepositoryFetcher job is not configurable

Users who have custom yum repositories hosting Cloudera Manager packages cannot configure the regex for ClouderaManagerRepositoryFetcher.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-9061

List of RDS encryption instance classes is out of date

The list of RDS instance classes that support encryption maintained by Altus Director is out of date, sometimes leading to Altus Director failing validation for a new external database server.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-9069

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.2

Director unable to install unlimited strength JCE with OpenJDK

Director is unable to properly detect the version of OpenJDK being used and thus is unable to install the unlimited strength JCE when bootstrapping a deployment if it is requested.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8957

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.1

Incorrect migration of Cloudera Altus Director database from H2 to MySQL causes upgrade to fail

The previously published instructions for migrating Altus Director data from H2 to MySQL resulted in an incorrect schema. This schema allows Altus Director to operate, but causes problems when you upgrade Altus Director to a later version.

The instructions in the Altus Director documentation are now fixed. To migrate Altus Director data from H2 to MySQL, follow the instructions in Migrating the Altus Director Database.

If you followed the incorrect instructions for migrating Altus Director data from H2 to MySQL, you can fix the database schema so that you do not encounter problems when you upgrade Altus Director.

To fix the database schema in the MySQL database, complete the following steps:
  1. Stop Altus Director.
  2. Create a backup of the MySQL database to be fixed.

    Use the mysqldump command to back up the data and create a file of the SQL commands. Back up all tables except tables with names that start with PIPELINE_ and tables with names that end in _schema_version.

    Run the following command:
    $ mysqldump -u DatabaseUser -p -h DatabaseServer --no-create-info DatabaseName \
     CLUSTERS CLUSTER_UPDATE_EVENTS > directordump.sql

    The --no-create-info parameter ensures that the command does not export the incorrect schemas.

  3. Create a new MySQL external database and configure Altus Director to use the new external database.

    For more information about creating and configuring a MySQL database for Altus Director, see Using MySQL for Altus Director Server.

  4. Start Altus Director and wait until the initialization process completes and the server is ready.

    During the initialization process, Altus Director creates the required schema in the MySQL database configured for its use.

  5. Stop Altus Director again.
  6. Delete the default data from the AUTHORITIES, USERS, and SERVER_CONFIGS tables in the new external MySQL database.
    Run the following command:
    mysql -u Databaseuser -p -h DatabaseServer \
  7. Load the backup data into the new external MySQL database.
    Run the following command:
    mysql -u Databaseuser -p -h DatabaSeserver DatabaseName < directordump.sql
  8. Start Altus Director again.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8507

Failure to install Cloudera Manager repositories behind a proxy

When Altus Director 6.0 runs behind a proxy, it is unable to perform a remote lookup on the version of Cloudera Manager in a package repository which is available over the internet.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8758

Deployment refresh for Cloudera Manager 6 fails

Altus Director regularly refreshes its knowledge of Cloudera Manager deployments to pick up recent changes. It is common for the URL of the GPG signing key for Cloudera Manager 6 packages to be unavailable after installation. When this happens, Altus Director's refresh process fails with an exception and does not complete.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8867

The convert-remote CLI command not listed in usage message

The documented convert-remote CLI command in Altus Director Client is not listed in the usage message output by the CLI. The command works as documented.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8797

AWS "User data (unencoded)" field in Altus Director UI does not support newlines

If the user tries to provide AWS EC2 User Data that includes newlines using the "User data (unencoded)" in the UI, the specified value is not persisted properly.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8557

Lowercase Cloudera Director roles in LDAP role mappings do not work under Active Directory

When defining LDAP role mappings for Active Directory, the Cloudera Director role specified for a mapping will not work if it is specified as lower case. For example, the keyword "admin" in the following line: admin 

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8552

Failure to install Cloudera Manager repository definition when Cloudera Manager is already installed

When using an image which already has Cloudera Manager installed, Altus Director may still be instructed to install a different version, resulting in the presence of repository definitions for two different Cloudera Manager versions. This causes Altus Director to become confused about which version is correct, resulting in failure.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8877

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.0.1

LDAP authentication causes errors in usage-based billing

Altus Director can be configured to use a backing LDAP server, such as OpenLDAP or Active Directory, for its own user accounts. When configured as such, Altus Director fails to correctly collect usage information from itself that is needed to perform usage-based billing. This does not affect the normal functioning of Altus Director, but only causes the creation of malformed usage information that Cloudera is unable to process into billing records.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8905

Incorrect Kerberos administrative password in rendered HOCON

In cases where Altus Director returns HOCON for a deployment template, such as exporting a cluster configuration file, the Kerberos administrative password, if present, was rendered instead as the Kerberos administrative username.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8791

Issues Fixed in Altus Director 6.0.0

Simple setup with CentOS or RHEL 7.4 fails in some Azure regions

OS mappings for were not defined for azure-germany and azure-us-government regions. Attempts to bootstrap a cluster using a simple setup conf file that selected these combinations would result in a validation error. OS mappings have been added for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 and Cloudera-published CentOS 7.4 for Azure cloud environments where available.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8671

UI Simple Setup ignores worker count

The UI Simple Setup form ignores the value in the worker count field and always uses the default value.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8714

Custom Cloudera Manager service configurations not applied after cluster bootstrap or update

Cloudera Altus Director versions 2.7.x and 2.8.x fail to apply custom configuration properties for Cloudera Manager services, instead setting them back to automatic defaults as determined by Cloudera Manager. Common examples of affected configuration properties are memory settings for the Cloudera Manager service monitor and host monitor services.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8470

Director fails to add worker nodes to a cluster that was created with Simple Setup

In previous versions, Director would fail to add worker nodes to a cluster that was created with Simple Setup. The error occurred because of the placement of ZooKeeper Server roles on worker nodes. The ZooKeeper Server role has been moved to the single master node.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8699

Azure simple cluster setup fails when cluster name contains capital letters

Azure simple setup cluster installation fails when the cluster name contains capital letters.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8335

Terminating a deployment fails when the Cloudera Manager instance has been deleted without using Altus Director

If the cloud instance hosting Cloudera Manager for a deployment is deleted without going through Altus Director, then deployment termination might fail while attempting to clean up the Kerberos credentials associated with Cloudera Manager. This failure only occurs when Altus Director cannot contact Cloudera Manager directly over its web port and must instead use an SSH tunnel to reach it.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8331

Autorepair on Azure can remove healthy instances

An Azure cluster with autorepair enabled can have healthy instances removed if there's a failure to communicate with Azure.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8291

Erroneous error code 406 and error message returned when simple setup cluster is launched with incorrect data

When attempting to launch a cluster with the simple setup procedure, Altus Director server might return an HTTP error code of 406 with the message: Could not find acceptable representation. This occurs when there is an error in the data supplied for the cluster, and the server is unable to formulate a correct error response. This error code and message should not occur when the data for simple cluster setup is correct.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-8241

FirstRun command occasionally fails

When executing FirstRun, Director's list of commands was correct, but misordered. Due to the timing, this results in infrequent failures during FirstRun while bootstrapping clusters.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-7977

Swagger model schema for external databases is incorrect

The Swagger model schema for external databases is not displayed correctly.

Cloudera Issue: DIR-941