The Apache Ambari project is aimed at making Hadoop management simpler by developing software for provisioning, managing, and monitoring Apache Hadoop clusters. Ambari provides an intuitive, easy-to-use Hadoop management web UI backed by its RESTful APIs.
The set of Hadoop components that are currently supported by Ambari includes:
HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, HCatalog, HBase, ZooKeeper, Oozie, Pig, Sqoop
Ambari enables System Administrators to:
- Provision a Hadoop Cluster
- Ambari provides a step-by-step wizard for installing Hadoop services across any number of hosts.
- Ambari handles configuration of Hadoop services for the cluster.
- Manage a Hadoop Cluster
- Ambari provides central management for starting, stopping, and reconfiguring Hadoop services across the entire cluster.
- Monitor a Hadoop Cluster
- Ambari provides a dashboard for monitoring health and status of the Hadoop cluster.
- Ambari leverages Ganglia for metrics collection.
- Ambari leverages Nagios for system alerting and will send emails when your attention is needed (e.g., a node goes down, remaining disk space is low, etc).
Ambari enables Application Developers and System Integrators to:
- Easily integrate Hadoop provisioning, management, and monitoring capabilities to their own applications with the Ambari REST APIs.
Getting Started with Ambari
Follow the installation guide for Ambari 1.4.1.
Note: Ambari currently supports the 64-bit version of the following Operating Systems:
- RHEL (Redhat Enterprise Linux) 5 and 6
- CentOS 5 and 6
- OEL (Oracle Enterprise Linux) 5 and 6
- SLES (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server) 11