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v4.5.5.1 Release notes

Software version

Release Date: 03/30/2020

See v4.5.5.1 for download information

Software support

  • Upgrade from 4.5.x. All that is required is an RPM upgrade.

Sensor upgrade

  • No

Certified platforms

Updates to Unravel's configuration properties

  • None


  • Migration Planning reports aren't supported for MapR.

New features

  • None


  • Data Insights page

    • Added support for nested partitions and external tables/partitions in FSimage size calculation. (DATAPAGE-158, DATAPAGE-222)

    • Add structured logs to unravel_tw marking major components and KPIs making debugging easier. (DATAPAGE-207, DATAPAGE-222)

Bug fixes

  • Customer

    • Cluster workload hour/day report shows correct/consistent data upon refresh. (CUSTOMER-1264)

    • Migration Planning reports no longer fails in a Resource Manager High Availability (RM HA) configuration when the active RM fails over to the other node. (CUSTOMER-1304)

  • Impala

    • No longer throws a Null Pointer Exception while trying to update Impala query information. Added additional debug logs for when Unravel encounters this issue again. (IMPALA-224)

  • Spark

    • Updated Spark conf property for Spark equal or greater than 2.3. (USPARK-556)

      Spark earlier than 2.3

      Spark greater than or equal to 2.3



  • Reports

    • Cluster Optimization report is populated for Hive and MR apps. (REPORT-1228)

  • Workflow

    • Tagging workflows works for CDH 513 and beyond. (EAR-38)

  • AutoActions

    • Badge is not displayed for MR app killed by an AutoAction. (AA-91)

    • AutoAction's Violation Badge functionality is not working for Impala queries (Running, Killed). (AA-191)

    • Unknown transformation shutdowns unravel_aa demon when incorrect policies are set in the database. (AA-266)

    • AutoActions using duration as a violation to capture long running Hive apps are not being triggered. (AA-337)

    • Create/Update UI bug prevents user from adding individual apps by app name (only and except modes) in long-running Impala query template. (UIX-1984)

  • Cluster optimization report is empty when

    • One day interval is selected. (REPORT-565)

  • Cluster summary report lists applications which are outside the selected time range.

  • Data insights page

    • Hive table details page parameters are inconsistently null. (Datapage-189, UIX-1874)

    • Created and Accessed Partition details are missing in Overview. (DATAPAGE-109)

    • After an upgrade from 4.5.0.x to 4.5.1.x the Table KPI (total size of all tables) data is missing. (DATAPAGE-133)


      1. Access the database command line: /usr/local/unravel/install_bin/

      2. Truncate dashboard summaries table: mysql> delete from dashboard_summaries where entity_type='dkt';"

      3. Restart Unravel tw daemon: /etc/init.d/unravel_tw restart

    • When switching view by labels (All, Warm, Cold, and Hot) the page can become unresponsive. (UIX-1878)


      • Only solution available is to relaunch the crashed browser, and toggle ONLY ONCE, from default view ALL to any of the following labels (Hot, Warm, Cold).

  • HBase: Namespace missing in HBase table name. (UIX-1736)

  • Kafka isn't working when clusterID has a space. (UKAFKA-69)

  • Migration planning

    • Migration planning reports are not supported for MapR

    • The following Cloud product/service configurations are not supported:

      • Cloud Product/Service: Azure (IaaS), Azure (HDI)

        Storage Type: Object

        Region: Germany Northeast, South Africa North, Germany Central, US DoD East, US DoD Central, South Africa West, US Gov Virginia, US Gov Iowa.

    • Cluster Discovery Report

      • OS value is not shown for source distribution CDH 6.3. (REPORT-930)

    • Services and Version Compatibility:

      • Some of the latest versions of the components shown may be different from those present in the actual source environment. This is because the ones shown are based on the Distribution Stack's Version and not captured from the actual environment itself.

    • Cloud Mapping per Host

      • The New Report modal hangs when you don't provide the Unravel property for cluster type (CDH/HDP) com.unraveldata.cluster.type. (REPORT-731)

      • Lift and Shift: DFS Size Recommendation is different between Local Storage and Object Storage options. (REPORT-1117)

      • Unravel assumes one core on-premises is equivalent to one cloud vCPU and finds the best possible match without considering any performance differences. (REPORT-581)

      • Compatibility between selected VM type and the storage tier/class isn't verified at this time. (REPORT-940)

      • Scheduled report fails to generate a report.


        Generate a report as and when needed on-demand. (REPORT-1140)

    • Cloud Mapping per Host, Workload Fit

      • Resetting/updating custom cost values doesn't work correctly. (UIX-2135, REPORT-1316, REPORT-1312).

    • Workload Fit

      • Single Cluster with auto-scaling doesn't take into consideration the minimum number of master node(s) needed. (REPORT-1018)

      • The heat map is not loaded due to Elasticsearch max size being reset. (REPORT-1375)

  • MR:

    • The Move to Queue option in Actions (MR APM) does not work. (PLATFORM-1195)

    • Cluster ID missing for MR apps. (PLATFORM-1434)

    • Timestamp is missing for Failed MR apps. (UIX-1873)

    • Not able to select last block of Histogram graph in timeline page(/UIX-2388)

  • Platform

    • appstatus.AppInfoAccessor: Unable to update ES document. (CUSTOMER-658)

    • Spark worker is missing Azure libraries which causes failure when loading event log and executor logs from Azure.

    • RM Polling is delayed when Yarn kill and move actions are enabled in AutoActions. (PLATFORM-1479)

    • Setting impalad as Impala data source raises errors for invalid HTTP address. (PLATFORM-1444)

  • Queue Analysis: Graph zooming and resetting is not working properly in Edge. (UIX-158)

  • Small Files etl_fsimage process fails while trying to insert into the Hive Table. Workaround: use Spark to process the FSImage.

  • Sessions

    • Limitation in HDP cluster: While applying recommendations on a Spark session sometimes we get error like “Could not run the Spark application on the cluster: java.lang.IllegalStateException: hdp.version is not set while running Spark under HDP, please set through HDP_VERSION in or add a java-opts file in conf with -Dhdp.version=xxx”. The exact reason for this bug is yet to be ascertained.


      1. Open and edit of the client where unravel is running.

      2. Add a line similar to export “HDP_VERSION=". Make sure to put the proper HDP version in the line.

    • In a MapR cluster, Spark apps fail after tuning recommendations are applied. (SESS-250)

    • Hive: Newly tuned app in MapR is not shown after applying recommendations. (SESS-251)

  • Spark

    • Query plan and query text do not match in the Spark APM. (DT-186)

    • Some of the applications doesn't display both Query and Query Plan. (USPARK-511)

    • User is not directed by back to the Unravel UI when cancelling print chart. (UIX-2454)

  • UIX

    • Global search and filter by app name are not working. (UIX-1998)

    • Download CSV and XLS is not working for Tez and Spark APMs. (UIX-1999)

  • Workflow

    • Name search is case-sensitive. (UIX-1904)

    • CDH 6.3.3: Oozie workflows are not supported for Oozie 5.0+. (PLATFORM-2261)

For support issues contact Unravel Support.