apache bigtop resourcemanager #12

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


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 ResourceManager component of the Apache Bigtop platform to provide YARN master 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 via:

juju action fetch <action-id>


This charm provides several benchmarks to gauge the performance of your environment.

The easiest way to run the benchmarks on this service is to relate it to the Benchmark GUI. You will likely also want to relate it to the Benchmark Collector to have machine-level information collected during the benchmark, for a more complete picture of how the machine performed.

However, each benchmark is also an action that can be called manually:

    $ juju action do resourcemanager/0 nnbench
    Action queued with id: 55887b40-116c-4020-8b35-1e28a54cc622
    $ juju action fetch --wait 0 55887b40-116c-4020-8b35-1e28a54cc622

          direction: asc
          units: secs
          value: "128"
        start: 2016-02-04T14:55:39Z
        stop: 2016-02-04T14:57:47Z
        raw: '{"BAD_ID": "0", "FILE: Number of read operations": "0", "Reduce input groups":
          "8", "Reduce input records": "95", "Map output bytes": "1823", "Map input records":
          "12", "Combine input records": "0", "HDFS: Number of bytes read": "18635", "FILE:
          Number of bytes written": "32999982", "HDFS: Number of write operations": "330",
          "Combine output records": "0", "Total committed heap usage (bytes)": "3144749056",
          "Bytes Written": "164", "WRONG_LENGTH": "0", "Failed Shuffles": "0", "FILE:
          Number of bytes read": "27879457", "WRONG_MAP": "0", "Spilled Records": "190",
          "Merged Map outputs": "72", "HDFS: Number of large read operations": "0", "Reduce
          shuffle bytes": "2445", "FILE: Number of large read operations": "0", "Map output
          materialized bytes": "2445", "IO_ERROR": "0", "CONNECTION": "0", "HDFS: Number
          of read operations": "567", "Map output records": "95", "Reduce output records":
          "8", "WRONG_REDUCE": "0", "HDFS: Number of bytes written": "27412", "GC time
          elapsed (ms)": "603", "Input split bytes": "1610", "Shuffled Maps ": "72", "FILE:
          Number of write operations": "0", "Bytes Read": "1490"}'
    status: completed
      completed: 2016-02-04 14:57:48 +0000 UTC
      enqueued: 2016-02-04 14:55:14 +0000 UTC
      started: 2016-02-04 14:55:27 +0000 UTC

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) Space separated list of extra deb packages to install.
(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) 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.
(string) The status of service-affecting packages will be set to this value in the dpkg database. Valid values are "install" and "hold".