Glossary of terminologies

Review and understand the ZDU terminologies before performing the cluster upgrade.

  • Service interruption: Any event that makes part of a component's services unavailable, including but not limited to client APIs, web UIs, or admin interfaces.

  • Rolling Upgrade - Process of upgrading all the components without any service interruptions. Zero Downtime upgrade and upgrade by rolling restart are synonyms of Rolling Upgrade.

  • Rolling Restart - Ability to restart a service without any service interruption to a component or dependent components.

  • High Availability (HA) - The ability to avoid a service interruption when individual components fail within a service.

  • Quick Restart - Component restart with a service interruption but with minimal downtime.

  • Worker Roles - Roles that are related to data storage and processing. For example, HDFS has Datanode and Impala has Impala Daemon, and so on.

  • Non-Worker - Roles that are related to master, admin, coordinator, or non-data-related activities. For example, HDFS-Namenode, Journalnode Impala- StateStore, Catalog, Hue’s non-worker roles, such as the load balancer, Kerberos ticket renewer, and Hue server, and so on.

  • Downgrade - Downgrade restores the software to the prior release version but data remains intact. Service interruptions may or may not be required for the downgrade process, depending on the component.

  • Rollback - Rollback the state of the data of the upgraded components to the pre-upgrade state. A Rollback may require a service interruption and is not an automated operation.