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Chapter 2. SmartSense Architecture

The Hortonworks SmartSense Tool (HST):

  1. Collects cluster diagnostic information to help you troubleshoot support cases.

  2. Automatically captures and uploads bundles that are used to produce customized recommendations for your cluster on areas of improvement, such as performance, operational stability, and security.

  3. Allows you to automatically apply recommendations (where possible).

  4. Reports, analyzes, and visualizes cluster activity.

You can install HST as a standalone component, manually installing it on all nodes of the cluster, or use Apache Ambari to automate installation and service management.