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Chapter 7. Using the Files View

The Files View provides a convenient way to access HDFS through a web-based interface. The Files View supports:

  • Moving Files/ Folders within HDFS

  • Copying Files/Folders within HDFS

  • Uploading files from a local system

  • Modifying permissions of files and folders

This document provides information on how to configure a Files View instance and use the File browser UI to access HDFS.


It is critical that you prepare your Ambari Server for hosting views. It is strongly recommended you increase the amount of memory available to your Ambari Server, and that you run additional “standalone” Ambari Servers to host the views. See Preparing Ambari Server for Views and Running Ambari Server Standalone for more information.