Troubleshooting

An HBase cluster does not run smoothly and expectedly sometimes, especially with bad configuration. This section covers the troubleshooting tools and techniques in brief for the HBase cluster running with ambiguous status. There are certain tools that are used while troubleshooting the HBase cluster. The following are some of the important tools that are preferred to be known to the administrators:

  • jps: This tool shows the Java processes running for the current user.
    $ $JAVA_HOME/bin/jps
    
  • jmap: This tool is used to view the Java heap summary. For example, the following command shows the summary for the HRegionServer daemon's heap:
    $ $JAVA_HOME/bin/jmap -heap 1812
    
  • ps: This tool is used to view the occupied memory by the processes. ...

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