Managing and Monitoring Federated HDFS

The HDFS service has some unique functions that may result in additional information on its Status and Instances pages. Specifically, if you have configured HDFS with high availability, these two pages will contain additional information.

The HDFS Status Page with Multiple Nameservices

If your HDFS configuration has multiple nameservices, the HDFS Service Status page will have separate tabs for each nameservice. Your HDFS configuration will have multiple nameservices if you have configured federated nameservices to manage multiple namespaces.

Each tab shows the same types of status information as for an HDFS instance with a single namespace.

The HDFS Instances Page with Federation and High Availability

If you have high availability configured, the Instances page has a section at the top that provides information about the configured nameservices. This includes information about:
  • Whether high availability and automatic failover are enabled
  • Links to the active and standby NameNodes and SecondaryNameNode (depending on whether high availability is enabled or not).

Minimum Required Role: Configurator (also provided by Cluster Administrator, Full Administrator)

There is also an Actions menu for each nameservice. From this menu you can:
  • Edit the list of mount points for the nameservice (using the Edit... command)
  • Enable or disable high availability and automatic failover