In this recipe, we will cover how to upgrade to the latest stable release, which at the time of writing this recipe is version 1.2.5.
In any organization, it is important to keep it patched and updated to the latest release to address any bug fixes and issues.
But upgrading is not always that easy, as it may involve downtime and one version might not support the old metadata structure. An example of this is the old Hfile v1 format.
For this recipe, make sure you have an HBase cluster running and that you understand the regions and its communication.
master1.cyrus.commaster node and switch to the user