Ambari is showing “Add Service Wizard in Progress” or “Move Master Wizard In Progress”

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Ambari is showing “Add Service Wizard in Progress” or “Move Master Wizard In Progress”

If you are using ambari 2.4.1 or 2.4.2 then you may see following message in your ambari page and you will not get any option to “Service Action” to restart or doing anything to any services.

Root Cause : If there are more than one Ambari Admin users present. Then if one of the admin user say “admin1” click on the “Actions” => “Add Service” in the ambari UI and does nothing. Then other logged in admin users will keep seeing the “Add Service Wizard in Progress” blinking bar in the ambari UI and the “service action” dropdown button will not be visible to them.It is captured by following jira also.

Solution: Take ambari server backup and run below command from Ambari node.

curl -u admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X POST -d 

or for “Move Master Wizard In Progress” message do the following :

curl -u admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X POST -d 


Note : Replace the following value as per your cluster config.
username = the user for which you are facing issue
Ambari_host = hostname of ambari node
controller_name = name of the controller for which you are making request.


There are few things to be aware of

1. This will resolve issue for the current logged in user but other users will have same issue of seeing “Add service wizard” in progress label unless the current logged in user logs off and logs in back at which user will be directed to add service wizard and then cancels add service wizard. After that this issue will go away for all other ambari users.

2. As said above after the execution of the API if current user signs out and signs back in then user will be directly redirected to add service wizard.

Please feel free to give your valuable feedback or suggestion.