Unable to connect to Vertica using Powershell

SlaaghSlaagh Registered User

Hello,

I have been trying to connect to Vertica using Powershell as the client.When I plug in the command below Powershell just hangs, as if its processing something but never completes. I have tried this in CMD prompt and it works fine.

Has anyone experienced this issue before?

PS C:\Users> vsql -h 010.010.1.010 -d MY_DATABASE

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  • Jim_KnicelyJim_Knicely Employee, Registered User, VerticaExpert
    edited September 27

    Hi,

    Works for me in PS (Windows 7):

    PS C:\Program Files\Vertica Systems\VSQL64> .\vsql -h verticademos.com
    Welcome to vsql, the Vertica Analytic Database interactive terminal.
    
    Type:  \h or \? for help with vsql commands
           \g or terminate with semicolon to execute query
           \q to quit
    
    Warning: Console code page (437) differs from Windows code page (1252)
             8-bit characters may not work correctly. See vsql reference
             page "Notes for Windows users" for details.
    
    dbadmin=> select 'Vertica is Awesome!' "FACT";
            FACT
    ---------------------
     Vertica is Awesome!
    (1 row)
    

    For the server IP address, why are you using "010.010.1.010" instead of "10.10.1.10"?

    Note you can get rid of the console code page warning message by changing the code page...

    PS C:\Program Files\Vertica Systems\VSQL64> chcp 1252
    Active code page: 1252
    
    PS C:\Program Files\Vertica Systems\VSQL64> .\vsql -h verticademos.com
    Welcome to vsql, the Vertica Analytic Database interactive terminal.
    
    Type:  \h or \? for help with vsql commands
           \g or terminate with semicolon to execute query
           \q to quit
    
    dbadmin=>
    
  • SlaaghSlaagh Registered User

    That IP address is just a random number. I cannot imagine anyone who would use that convention.

  • SlaaghSlaagh Registered User

    I am able to access Vertica using TOAD data tools and CMD Prompt. Do you have any idea why this would hang? Perhaps I need to install something?

    Thank you for your response!

  • Jim_KnicelyJim_Knicely Employee, Registered User, VerticaExpert

    Where is vsql installed? Typically is installed in C:\Program Files\Vertica Systems\VSQL64.

    So I can run it like this:

    PS & 'C:\Program Files\Vertica Systems\VSQL64\vsql' -h 10.10.1.10 -d MY_DATABASE

    Note that if you pass in a bogus IP where Vertica is not running it may take a minute for vsql to report a connection timeout. For example, I ran the above command in PowerShell, and it took about 18 seconds for me to get the "vsql: could not connect to server:..." message. You might think its hanging.

    PS C:\> & 'C:\Program Files\Vertica Systems\VSQL64\vsql' -h 10.10.1.10 -d MY_DATABASE
    vsql: could not connect to server: Connection timed out (0x0000274C/10060)
            Is the server running on host "10.10.1.10" and accepting
            TCP/IP connections on port 5433? 
    

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