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After upgrade to DX NetOps Performance Management 21.2.3+ vertica will not start

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Article ID: 236751

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CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps

Issue/Introduction

We have upgraded our Performance Management to 21.2.3+ and during the upgrade the database failed to start.

Subsequent attempts to start the db with admintools presents an error message:

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Database startup failed.

Too many nodes having invalid/missing last good epoch values to continue.

Run diagnostics and contact vertica technical support.

Cause

Check vertica.log for these messages:

2022-02-28 11:13:12.301 nameless:7f317db14600 [Txn] <INFO> Looking for catalog at: /catalog/drdata/v_drdata_node0001_catalog/Catalog

2022-02-28 11:13:12.303 nameless:7f317db14600 [Catalog] <INFO> Loading Checkpoint 465619

2022-02-28 11:13:12.304 nameless:7f317db14600 [Catalog] <INFO> From desc file: total 2 = global 1, local 1, shard 0

2022-02-28 11:13:12.304 nameless:7f317db14600 [Catalog] <INFO> From directory: total 2 = global 1, local 1, shard 0

2022-02-28 11:13:12.304 nameless:7f317db14600 [Init] <INFO> Startup [Reading Catalog] Reading Checkpoint (bytes) - 0 / 2438511

2022-02-28 11:13:12.304 nameless:7f317db14600 [Catalog] <INFO> Loading 2 chunks in 2 threads

2022-02-28 11:13:13.034 nameless:7f31733ae700 [Main] <INFO> Handling signal: 4

2022-02-28 11:13:13.172 nameless:7f31733ae700 [Main] <PANIC> Received fatal signal SIGILL.

2022-02-28 11:13:13.172 nameless:7f31733ae700 [Main] <PANIC> Info: si_code: 2, si_pid: 36914407, si_uid: 0, si_addr: 0x2344e7

 

Run dmesg and look for this error:

traps: bootstrap-catal[331677] trap invalid opcode ip:244431f sp:7ffed0bb4160 error:0 in vertica[400000+814f000]

If you see this, check the architecture of the CPU’s

cat /proc/cpuinfo

check if the CPU type is

AMD Opteron

Environment

Release : 21.2.3 and newer

Vertica 10.1.1

Component : Performance Management Upgrades

Resolution

There is a known defect with vertica where it cannot install on AMD Opteron CPU’s.

Please install on different architecture CPU’s.

Additional Information

An issue has been raised with vertica to update their docset to call this out.

Currently, it states that AMD is supported as a blanket statement:

https://www.vertica.com/docs/10.1.x/HTML/Content/Authoring/ConceptsGuide/Components/BasicVerticaArchitecture.htm?zoom_highlight=amd

 

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