Error: failed to get network profiles Could not find a suitable network interface:


I am getting following error message while creating database from admintools . I wonder how do I solved the below error. If any more information is required then please do not hesitate.


[dbadmin@storage ~]$ /opt/vertica/bin/admintools


*** Creating database: VMart ***
   OK [vertica][(7, 1, 1)][000][x86_64]
    Error: failed to get network profiles
    Could not find a suitable network interface:
Press RETURN to continue


Here is the  host information


[dbadmin@storage ~]$ hostname
[dbadmin@storage ~]$



[dbadmin@storage ~]$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=358 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=276 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=337 ms
--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2697ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 276.181/324.181/358.374/34.953 ms

[dbadmin@storage ~]$



[root@storage network-scripts]# more ifcfg-eth0

[root@storage network-scripts]#


  • Hello,


    What does ipconfig or `ip addr` show for the machine at

  • [root@storage dbadmin]# ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:29:CF:65:45  
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fecf:6545/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:83262 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:26834 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:75324209 (71.8 MiB)  TX bytes:5383113 (5.1 MiB)

    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:50 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:50 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:4450 (4.3 KiB)  TX bytes:4450 (4.3 KiB)

    [root@storage dbadmin]#

  • I believe that the installer is confused because you refer to the node as but it doesn't have a local address by that name.


    Is this a cluster or a single node?


    Are you running AdminTools locally or from some other address?


    Keep in mind that Vertica cannot run with NAT between hosts.

  • I am running local server for test purpose on VMWARE WORKSTATION 10. I was just thinking of doing NAT. Please advice if there is any other options.

  • If you are only installing on a single node and don't intend to later add more nodes to the database, you should use as the hostname.

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