Known Issues - Aster Database

Teradata Aster® Database 6.20 Release Notes

Aster Database
Release Number
November 2019
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  • AD6.20.06 to AD6.20.08 upgrade sometimes hangs

    Issue: BH-20977

    Details: On occasion, upgrading from AD6.20.06 to AD6.20.08 using TDput on SLES12 SP2 or RHEL7.x results in a hung state.

    To work around this problem, shut down the cluster services before performing an upgrade by issuing the ncli system softshutdown command.

  • For kerberized clusters, open secure port 1019 as alternative to unsecure port 50010

    Issue: BH-14652

    Details: All Aster nodes should be able to access all Hadoop data nodes over port 50010. Port 50010 is for unsecure access. To securely access Hadoop Data nodes when a cluster is kerberized, open port 1019. See the Hadoop Ports listed in the Teradata Aster® Database User Guide.

  • LDAP configuration in Aster fails to accept multiple CA certificates

    Issue: BH-9633

    Details: Perform these tasks to enable multiple CA certificates:
    1. Copy the certificates into a directory.
    2. List chown and chmod commands to make the certificates readable by the proper users.
    3. Add /usr/bin/c_rehash /home/beehive/data/queenDb/<name of the directory>/ to hash the certificate files so OpenSSL can use them.
    4. Perform a soft restart on the cluster.
    5. Verify by logging into the act.
      If the common name or subject alternative name on the certificate provided by the LDAP server does not match the hostname to which the server is connecting, the parameter 'LDAPTLS_REQCERT’ must be set to allow in the profile, For example, 'LDAPTLS_REQCERT=allow'. By default, this parameter is set to demand.
  • Use bynet0 on Aster Backcup clusters

    Issue: BH-14087

    Details: The Aster Database and Aster Backup clusters must be configured to use the same bynet. Either bynet0 or bynet1. By default the Aster Database cluster is configured to use bynet0. So the Aster Backup cluster should also be configured to use bynet0.

  • Disk Quota Monitoring must be disabled

    Issue: BH-8620

    This feature must be disabled.

    Although the feature is documented in the version of the Teradata Aster® Database User Guide that supports the AD 6.20.01 release, support for the feature has been removed from the AD 6.20.01 release.

    To disable this feature, run the following on the queen:

    ncli qos pqfeatureoff

    If ACT does not respond with a prompt after a short amount of time, enter the following commands on the queen:

    pkill queenExec
    pkill QosManagerExec
    ncli qos pqfeatureoff
  • Failover to secondary queen node fails if packages are not identical

    Issue: BH-8775

    Details: Discrepancies in primary and secondary queen node packages prevent a successful failover.

    Make sure that the packages installed on the secondary queen are identical to that of the primary queen node for a failover to occur successfully.

  • Aster Clients and Teradata Aster R version support on AD6.20.01

    Issue: BH-8320

    Details: The Aster Client software bundle includes Aster Client packages and Aster R packages. Depending on your product needs, these versions of the Aster Client software are supported for use with Aster Database version 6.20.01:

    • To install Aster clients and utilities, use the 6.20 release of the Aster Client software.
    • To install Aster R, use the 6.21 release of the Aster Client software.
  • Parent child query tree is affected by filters applied in Processes tab

    Issue ID: BH-7743

    Details: Application of a Process Filter in the Processes tab of the AMC is likely to cause incomplete information in the Parent-Child Process Relationships tree of the Process > Details tab.

  • AMC shows incorrect session user after set role

    Issue ID: BH-7354

    Details: Statements run by an impersonated user (role) no longer show the impersonated user. AMC shows the user who originally started the sessions.

  • changepartitioncountcheck may underestimate the space required for OPS

    Issue ID: BH-7185

    Details: When OPS is used, partitions compressed at the HIGH or MEDIUM level are converted to be compressed at the LOW level. The calculations done by changepartitioncountcheck to estimate disk space requirements do not take into account the increased space required by the conversion.

    To work around this issue, use the ALTER TABLE or ALTER INDEX commands, specifying COMPRESSION LOW, before partition splitting so that HIGH or MEDIUM compression is not used.

  • Unable to connect to AMC

    Issue ID: BH-6591

    Details: In rare cases, the Aster Management Console (AMC) does not start. If this happens, your cluster’s Java might not be compatible with Aster’s.

    To work around this problem, run the following two commands to restart the AMC:

    source /home/beehive/config/
    unset JRE_HOME && JAVA_HOME=/home/beehive/toolchain/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/jdk1.8.0_45 CATALINA_BASE=/home/beehive/amc/webserverCATALINA_OPTS=-Xmx256m /home/beehive/toolchain/noarch/apache-tomcat-8.0.24/bin/ run &
  • After connecting to AMC, Firefox consumes CPU and will not exit

    Issue ID: BH-7103

    Details: After pointing Firefox to a cluster, FireFox starts to consume about 25% of CPU even when it is not doing anything. Even after exiting Firefox, it continues to run and consume CPU.

  • ncli system addnode --clean option, error messages, and help text not handled properly

    Issue ID: BH-5832/BH-5230

    Details: The --clean option and MAC address are no longer supported for the ncli system addnode command. However, using the option does not generate an error.

  • Partition splitting fails intermittently with duplicate key error

    Issue ID: BH-4134

    Details: A duplicate key error is intermittently returned when a CREATE TABLE statement is issued for a logically partitioned table.

    To work around this issue, retry the partition splitting operation.

  • ncli sshkeys disable removes keys that are not intra-cluster keys

    Issue ID: BH-4930

    Details: After using ncli sshkeys disable, a worker or loader node can lose keys that are unrelated to the cluster.