Category Archives: Cloudera Manager

Thoughts on Cloudera and Cisco UCS reference architecture for Apache Hadoop

Categories: CDH Cloudera Manager

Cloudera and Cisco jointly announced a reference architecture for running Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) and Cloudera Manager on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) last November. It was the first Apache Hadoop reference architecture assembled by Cisco, and is proudly certified by Cloudera.

I bring a different perspective on the Cloudera-Cisco relationship, as I worked for over five years in Cisco on the software powering the Nexus 5000 series switches and the Cisco Virtual Interface Card.

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Indexing Files via Solr and Java MapReduce

Categories: CDH Cloudera Manager

Several weeks ago, I set about to demonstrate the ease with which Solr and Map/Reduce can be integrated. I was unable to find a simple, yet comprehensive, primer on integrating the two technologies. So I set about to write one.

What follows is my bare-bones tutorial on getting Solr up and running to index each word of the complete works of Shakespeare. Note: Special thanks to Sematext for looking over the Solr bits and making sure they are sane.

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Cloudera Manager | Log Management, Event Management and Alerting Demo Video

Categories: Cloudera Manager Hadoop

In this demo, Henry Robinson, a software engineer at Cloudera, discusses the Log Management, Event Management and Alerting features in Cloudera Manager that help make sense out of all the discrete events that take place across the Hadoop cluster. He demonstrates how to search the logs valuable information, note important events that pertain to system health and create alerts to warn you when things go wrong.

Log Management

Every process in a Hadoop cluster regularly writes to a log file,

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Cloudera Manager | Service and Configuration Management Demo Videos

Categories: Cloudera Manager

Service and Configuration Management (Part I & II)

We’ve recently recorded a series of demo videos intended to highlight the extensive set of features and functions included with Cloudera Manager, the industry’s first end-to-end management application for Apache Hadoop. These demo videos showcase the newly enhanced Cloudera Manager interface and reveal how to use this powerful application to simplify the administration of Hadoop clusters, optimize performance and enhance the quality of service.

In the first two videos of this series,

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