HdfsFixture unsupported please set HADOOP HOME and put HADOOP HOME bin in PATH – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to locate the Hadoop home directory, which is required for HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System) operations. This is usually due to the HADOOP_HOME environment variable not being set correctly, or the Hadoop binary directory not being included in the system PATH. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Set the HADOOP_HOME environment variable to the correct Hadoop installation directory. 2) Add the Hadoop binary directory (usually $HADOOP_HOME/bin) to the system PATH. 3) Restart Elasticsearch to apply the changes.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” HdfsFixture unsupported; please set HADOOP_HOME and put HADOOP_HOME\bin in PATH ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugins and repository-hdfsbuild.

Log Context

Log “HdfsFixture unsupported; please set HADOOP_HOME and put HADOOP_HOME\bin in PATH” classname is build.gradle.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  // Only include the HA integration tests for the HA test task
} else {
  if (legalPath) {
    logger.warn("hdfsFixture unsupported; please set HADOOP_HOME and put HADOOP_HOME\bin in PATH")
  } else {
    logger.warn("hdfsFixture unsupported since there are spaces in the path: '" + rootProject.rootDir.toString() + "'")

  // The normal integration test runner will just test that the plugin loads


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