Problem on installing Vertica on Ubuntu Server 14.04

Hi all,


I’m having difficulties to install Vertica on top of Ubuntu server 14.04 in a Canonical Openstack environment.

I performed the necessary preparation steps. When I run install_vertica script, I get the following output:



root@vertica-ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica --hosts --deb /home/ubuntu/vertica_setup/vertica_8.0.1-0_amd64.deb

Vertica Analytic Database 8.0.1-0 Installation Tool


Error: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'split'

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/install/__init__.py", line 1338, in run_install

    options = option_parser()

  File "/opt/vertica/share/eggs/vertica/install/__main__.py", line 255, in _parse_options

    _include_ami_customization(parser, options)

  File "/opt/vertica/share/eggs/vertica/install/__main__.py", line 264, in _include_ami_customization


  File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/install/ami_install_config.py", line 18, in load


  File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/system/aws_metadata.py", line 74, in load


  File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/system/aws_metadata.py", line 91, in _harvest_metadata


  File "/opt/vertica/oss/python/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vertica/system/aws_metadata.py", line 202, in _get_macs

    raw_macs = raw_macs.split()

AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'split'

Installation FAILED with errors.


Installation stopped before any changes were made.


Then I search on the net about this error and one recommendation was to use “--ignore-install-config” switch and I tried it:


root@vertica-ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# /opt/vertica/sbin/install_vertica --hosts --deb /home/ubuntu/vertica_setup/vertica_8.0.1-0_amd64.deb --ignore-install-config

Vertica Analytic Database 8.0.1-0 Installation Tool



>> Validating options...



Mapping hostnames in --hosts (-s) to addresses...


>> Starting installation tasks.

>> Getting system information for cluster (this may take a while)...


Default shell on nodes: /bin/bash


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



>> Beginning new cluster creation...


successfully backed 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



>> Validating node and cluster prerequisites...


Prerequisites not fully met during local (OS) configuration for


    HINT (S0151): https://my.vertica.com/docs/8.0.x/HTML/index.htm#cshid=S0151

        These disks do not have known IO schedulers: '/dev/vda1' ('vda') =


    HALT (U9999): https://my.vertica.com/docs/8.0.x/HTML/index.htm#cshid=U9999

        Unexpected error: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'split'


System prerequisites failed.  Threshold = WARN

        Hint: Fix above failures or use --failure-threshold


Installation FAILED with errors.



AdminTools and your existing Vertica databases may be unavailable.

Investigate the above warnings/errors and re-run installation.




So as you can see from the output, installation is failing to start because of the same error, shown in yellow.

Can you help me on this matter?


  • Options
    SruthiASruthiA Vertica Employee Administrator



         Please set your IO Scheduler as below 


    echo deadline > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler



    Once you set the io scheduler, try to install vertica

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