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Hadoop 2.x Administration Cookbook by Gurmukh Singh

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Installation methods

Hadoop can be installed in multiple ways, either by using repository methods such as Yum/apt-get or by extracting the tarball packages. The project Bigtop http://bigtop.apache.org/ provides Hadoop packages for infrastructure, and can be used by creating a local repository of the packages.

All the steps are to be performed as the root user. It is expected that the user knows how to set up a yum repository and Linux basics.

Getting ready

You are going to need a Linux machine. You can either use the one which has been used in the previous task or set up a new node, which will act as repository server and host all the packages we need.

How to do it...

  1. Connect to a Linux machine that has at least 5 GB disk space to store the packages. ...

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