Vertica installation is getting failed on 1 3 node cluster

I am trying to install vertica and making it as a 3 node cluster. But i am getting below error.

Upgrading admintools meta data format..scanning /opt/vertica/config/users
Enter password for [email protected] (3 attempts left):
Default shell on nodes: /bin/bash /bin/bash /bin/bash

>> Validating software versions (rpm or deb)...

>> Beginning new cluster creation...

backing up admintools.conf on

>> Creating or validating DB Admin user/group...

Successful on hosts (1):
    Provided DB Admin account details: user = dbadmin, group = verticadba, home = /home/dbadmin
    Creating group... Group already exists
    Validating group... Okay
    Creating user... User already exists
    Validating user... Okay

Failed on hosts (2):
    sudo: /opt/vertica/oss/python/bin/python: command not found

Unable to create or verify DB Admin user/group on some hosts.
See above for details.

Installation FAILED with errors.

AdminTools and your existing Vertica databases may be unavailable.
Investigate the above warnings/errors and re-run installation.

Please help


  • Hi ,

    Could you please check if the "sudo" package installed?

    "rpm -qa | grep sudo"

    (The binary alone is not sufficient.  RHEL's supported 'sudo' is distributed as a package.)



  • Hello Abhishek,

    In addition to the sudo package being installed, please let us know if each of the three nodes has the exact same root password on each node.

  • Hi Bhawna/Rory,

    Thanks for the response.
    I have checked on all the 3 nodes , sudo package is there and root password for all the 3 nodes are also same.
  • Hello Abhishek,

    Thanks for the update. Can you confirm that ifconfig on all three nodes returns the correct IP addresses?

    Also, can you send us the contents of the /opt/vertica/log/install.log file for analysis?

  • Hi Rory,

    Vertica is successfully installed now.
    I forgot to take care of the basic necessity like firewall off on the nodes.
    After doing this, i was able to successfully installed vertica.

    Abhishek Khandelwal
  • Hello Abhishek,

    Good catch! Glad you were able to resolve with the firewall changes.


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