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Hadoop Operations and Cluster Management Cookbook by Shumin Guo

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Monitoring a Hadoop cluster with Chukwa

Chukwa is a project developed for collecting and analyzing Hadoop logs. It uses HDFS as its storage architecture and contains a number of toolkits for log analysis and cluster monitoring. In this recipe, we will guide you through steps to configure Chukwa to monitor a Hadoop cluster.

Getting ready

The latest release of Chukwa uses HBase for key-value storage. So, before getting started, we assume that Hadoop and HBase have been installed and properly configured.

Next, we can use the following steps to install Chukwa:

  1. Download the latest release from the official website http://incubator.apache.org/chukwa, for example, use the following command:
    sudo wget http://mirror.symnds.com/software/Apache/incubator/chukwa/chukwa-0.5.0/chukwa-incubating-src-0.5.0.tar.gz ...

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