connection timeout from remote computer

I setup a one node instance using vertica community edition. I ran install like this:


/opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica --hosts --rpm /home/ec2-user/vertica-7.1.2-0.x86_64.RHEL5.rpm --dba-user dbadmin --data-dir /home/ec2-user/vertica1


install ran correctly...I created a db...loaded data...but did it all from the box. 


My problem is that I can't connect to it from a remote computer. I can telnet on the ip address of the box on port 5433 but I can't connect to vertica. I this error:


vsql: could not connect to server: Connection timed out (0x0000274C/10060)
Is the server running on host "" and accepting
TCP/IP connections on port 5433?


My guess is that I shoudl have done an "--hosts boxipaddress" instead of "--hosts"?


netstat shows this:


tcp 0 3331573 FIN_WAIT1
tcp 0 1442177 FIN_WAIT1


but I feel like it should show my ip adress instead of


am i on the right path here...and how do I fix this issue?


also, iptables is disabled...




I also changed my admintools.conf to looks like this:



hosts =,

node0001 =,/home/ec2-user/vertica1,/home/ec2-user/vertica1
v_mdetest_node0001 =,/home/ec2-user/vertica1,/home/ec2-user/vertica1
v_mdetest2_node0001 =,/home/ec2-user/vertica1,/home/ec2-user/vertica1

restartpolicy = ksafe
port = 5433
path = /home/ec2-user/vertica1/mdetest
nodes = v_mdetest_node0001

restartpolicy = ksafe
port = 5433
path = /home/ec2-user/vertica1/mdetest2/v_mdetest2_node0001_catalog
nodes = v_mdetest2_node0001



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