Basic Setup Question - Mac OS X

Alexander Sicular siculars at
Sat Aug 11 14:40:13 EDT 2012

Not only do they all need unique names, like you've done already, but they will also need different ports. Look through the app.conf file and make all the ports unique between your local nodes (http/https/pb/etc.).

-Alexander Sicular


On Aug 11, 2012, at 5:00 AM, Michael Hergenrader wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm new to Riak and am attempting to start up a 3-node cluster on one machine (Mac OS X Mountain Lion) for Riak via
> I downloaded and expanded the tarball for Riak 1.2 (no source to build, nice and clean expansion). I then was able to get a single node running no problem, with no special configuration. My Erlang version is R15B05, if you're curious, but I don't think this has anything to do with it, as 1.2 is fully supportive of this version.
> I then recursively copied the directory riak-1.2.0 (the expanded tarball file) three times to create top level directories riak1, riak2, and riak3. I then proceeded to make the suggested changes from the link, changing the port numbers to be unique for each instance. However, when I changed the vm.args part (the name of the node from riak at to riak1 at and the like) from the link, I received the following error in the error.log file:
> 2012-08-09 01:21:04.288 [error] <0.161.0> gen_server riak_core_capability terminated with reason: no function clause matching orddict:fetch('riak1 at', [{'riak at',[{{riak_core,staged_joins},[true,false]},{{riak_core,vnode_routing},[proxy,legacy]},...]}]) line 72
> When renaming the node in vm.args (the -name param) back to riak instead of riak[new_number], everything works fine. However, as specified in the link, the nodes need to have different names to cooperate with one another. As shown in the error log, it seems like there is a name mismatch with something else when I customize the name...? Is there some other config parameter that I haven't seen that must be changed? I tried "raw_name" in app.config, but this didn't make any difference. I appreciate any help I can get with this one. Thanks!
> Michael
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