Configure the graceful shutdown timeout property

You must configure this property to allow enough time for a graceful shutdown of a RegionServer. A graceful shutdown of an HBase RegionServer allows the regions hosted by that RegionServer to be moved to other RegionServers before stopping the RegionServer.

This timeout only affects a graceful shutdown of the entire HBase service, not individual RegionServers. Therefore, if you have a large cluster with many RegionServers, you should strongly consider increasing the timeout from its default of 180 seconds.
  1. Go to the HBase service.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Select Scope > HBASE-1 (Service Wide).
  4. Use the Search box to search for the Graceful Shutdown Timeout property and edit the value.
  5. Click Save Changes to save this setting.