Vertica database startup issue

Document ID : KB000115858
Last Modified Date : 26/09/2018
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Issue:
Can't start the Vertica database

Error: the vertica process for the database is running on the following hosts:
...

This may be because the process has not completed previous shutdown activities. Please wait and retry again.
Database start up failed.  Processes still running.
Environment:
Any CAPM environment
Cause:
Hung vertica processes
Resolution:
There are likely hung vertica processes that must be killed before attempting to restart vertica. 

Do the following on each vertica node:
  • Simply do ps aux |grep vertica
  • kill -9 any running vertica processes
  • Restart vertica through adminTools
Vertica should now start successfully