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Hadoop Operations and Cluster Management Cookbook by Shumin Guo

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Chapter 2. Preparing for Hadoop Installation

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Choosing hardware for cluster nodes
  • Designing the cluster network
  • Configuring the cluster administrator machine
  • Creating the kickstart file and boot media
  • Installing the Linux operating system
  • Installing Java and other tools
  • Configuring SSH

Introduction

The configuration of a Hadoop cluster is a systematic project, especially, due to its large scale and distributed property. Efforts are needed in choosing the proper storage and computing hardware, designing the interconnected network, installing and configuring the operating system, and so on.

In a Hadoop cluster, different types of nodes may require different hardware configurations. For example, the JobTracker on a master node ...

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