apache bigtop nodemanager #12


Hadoop is a software platform that lets one easily write and run applications that process vast amounts of data.
This charm manages the YARN slave node (NodeManager).


The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the
distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers
using a simple programming model.

This charm deploys the NodeManager component of the Apache Bigtop platform
to provide YARN compute resources.


This charm is intended to be deployed via one of the
apache bigtop bundles.
For example:

juju quickstart bigtop-processing-mapreduce

This will deploy the Apache Bigtop platform with a workload node
preconfigured to work with the cluster.

You can also manually load and run map-reduce jobs via the plugin charm
included in the bundles linked above:

juju scp my-job.jar plugin/0:
juju ssh plugin/0
hadoop jar my-job.jar

Status and Smoke Test

Apache Bigtop charms provide extended status reporting to indicate when they
are ready:

juju status --format=tabular

This is particularly useful when combined with watch to track the on-going
progress of the deployment:

watch -n 0.5 juju status --format=tabular

The message for each unit will provide information about that unit's state.
Once they all indicate that they are ready, you can perform a "smoke test"
to verify HDFS or YARN services are working as expected. Trigger the
smoke-test action by:

juju action do namenode/0 smoke-test
juju action do resourcemanager/0 smoke-test

After a few seconds or so, you can check the results of the smoke test:

juju action status

You will see status: completed if the smoke test was successful, or
status: failed if it was not. You can get more information on why it failed

juju action fetch <action-id>


To scale your cluster processing capabilities, you can simply add more
nodemanager units. For example, to add three more units:

juju add-unit nodemanager -n 3

Deploying in Network-Restricted Environments

Charms can be deployed in environments with limited network access. To deploy
in this environment, you will need a local mirror to serve required packages.

Mirroring Packages

You can setup a local mirror for apt packages using squid-deb-proxy.
For instructions on configuring juju to use this, see the
Juju Proxy Documentation.

Contact Information



(string) List of signing keys for install_sources package sources, per charmhelpers standard format (a yaml list of strings encoded as a string). The keys should be the full ASCII armoured GPG public keys. While GPG key ids are also supported and looked up on a keyserver, operators should be aware that this mechanism is insecure. null can be used if a standard package signing key is used that will already be installed on the machine, and for PPA sources where the package signing key is securely retrieved from Launchpad.
(string) The status of service-affecting packages will be set to this value in the dpkg database. Valid values are "install" and "hold".
(string) Space separated list of extra deb packages to install.
(string) List of extra apt sources, per charm-helpers standard format (a yaml list of strings encoded as a string). Each source may be either a line that can be added directly to sources.list(5), or in the form ppa:<user>/<ppa-name> for adding Personal Package Archives, or a distribution component to enable.