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HDInsight Essentials - Second Edition by Rajesh Nadipalli

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Exploring clusters using the remote desktop

Once the cluster is up and running, the best way to explore it is via the remote desktop. This section discusses how to check the cluster status using Hadoop commands in detail. From the HDInsight CONFIGURATION page, you can download the RDP file by clicking on CONNECT, as shown in the following screenshot. This RDP file allows one to connect to the active head node remotely.

Exploring clusters using the remote desktop

The next step is to launch the remote desktop to the head node by opening the .rdp file with a remote desktop connection application. On launching the application, it will prompt you for a username and password, which you entered in ...

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