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Hadoop Operations and Cluster Management Cookbook by Shumin Guo

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Designing the cluster network

The network is the backbone of a Hadoop cluster. Its stability is critical for the performance of the cluster. In this recipe, we will outline a few general rules for designing a Hadoop cluster network.

How to do it...

The network architecture for a small to medium-sized cluster can be as simple as connecting the cluster nodes with one or more switches. Connection redundancy can add reliability to the network.

Tip

Warning!

Computing nodes in a Hadoop cluster should be configured within the same network segment (Local Area Network (LAN)). Advanced features such as VLANs that can cause overhead are not recommended. Connecting nodes with a router is also not recommended.

The network architecture for the Hadoop clusters with ...

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