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Hadoop Operations

Cover of Hadoop Operations by Eric Sammer Published by O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  1. Hadoop Operations
  2. Dedication
  3. Preface
    1. Conventions Used in This Book
    2. Using Code Examples
    3. Safari® Books Online
    4. How to Contact Us
    5. Acknowledgments
  4. 1. Introduction
  5. 2. HDFS
    1. Goals and Motivation
    2. Design
    3. Daemons
    4. Reading and Writing Data
      1. The Read Path
      2. The Write Path
    5. Managing Filesystem Metadata
    6. Namenode High Availability
    7. Namenode Federation
    8. Access and Integration
      1. Command-Line Tools
      2. FUSE
      3. REST Support
  6. 3. MapReduce
    1. The Stages of MapReduce
    2. Introducing Hadoop MapReduce
      1. Daemons
      2. When It All Goes Wrong
    3. YARN
  7. 4. Planning a Hadoop Cluster
    1. Picking a Distribution and Version of Hadoop
      1. Apache Hadoop
      2. Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop
      3. Versions and Features
      4. What Should I Use?
    2. Hardware Selection
      1. Master Hardware Selection
      2. Worker Hardware Selection
      3. Cluster Sizing
      4. Blades, SANs, and Virtualization
    3. Operating System Selection and Preparation
      1. Deployment Layout
      2. Software
      3. Hostnames, DNS, and Identification
      4. Users, Groups, and Privileges
    4. Kernel Tuning
      1. vm.swappiness
      2. vm.overcommit_memory
    5. Disk Configuration
      1. Choosing a Filesystem
      2. Mount Options
    6. Network Design
      1. Network Usage in Hadoop: A Review
      2. 1 Gb versus 10 Gb Networks
      3. Typical Network Topologies
  8. 5. Installation and Configuration
    1. Installing Hadoop
      1. Apache Hadoop
      2. CDH
    2. Configuration: An Overview
      1. The Hadoop XML Configuration Files
    3. Environment Variables and Shell Scripts
    4. Logging Configuration
    5. HDFS
      1. Identification and Location
      2. Optimization and Tuning
      3. Formatting the Namenode
      4. Creating a /tmp Directory
    6. Namenode High Availability
      1. Fencing Options
      2. Basic Configuration
      3. Automatic Failover Configuration
      4. Format and Bootstrap the Namenodes
    7. Namenode Federation
    8. MapReduce
      1. Identification and Location
      2. Optimization and Tuning
    9. Rack Topology
    10. Security
  9. 6. Identity, Authentication, and Authorization
    1. Identity
    2. Kerberos and Hadoop
      1. Kerberos: A Refresher
      2. Kerberos Support in Hadoop
    3. Authorization
      1. HDFS
      2. MapReduce
      3. Other Tools and Systems
    4. Tying It Together
  10. 7. Resource Management
    1. What Is Resource Management?
    2. HDFS Quotas
    3. MapReduce Schedulers
      1. The FIFO Scheduler
      2. The Fair Scheduler
      3. The Capacity Scheduler
      4. The Future
  11. 8. Cluster Maintenance
    1. Managing Hadoop Processes
      1. Starting and Stopping Processes with Init Scripts
      2. Starting and Stopping Processes Manually
    2. HDFS Maintenance Tasks
      1. Adding a Datanode
      2. Decommissioning a Datanode
      3. Checking Filesystem Integrity with fsck
      4. Balancing HDFS Block Data
      5. Dealing with a Failed Disk
    3. MapReduce Maintenance Tasks
      1. Adding a Tasktracker
      2. Decommissioning a Tasktracker
      3. Killing a MapReduce Job
      4. Killing a MapReduce Task
      5. Dealing with a Blacklisted Tasktracker
  12. 9. Troubleshooting
    1. Differential Diagnosis Applied to Systems
    2. Common Failures and Problems
      1. Humans (You)
      2. Misconfiguration
      3. Hardware Failure
      4. Resource Exhaustion
      5. Host Identification and Naming
      6. Network Partitions
    3. “Is the Computer Plugged In?”
      1. E-SPORE
    4. Treatment and Care
    5. War Stories
      1. A Mystery Bottleneck
      2. There’s No Place Like
  13. 10. Monitoring
    1. An Overview
    2. Hadoop Metrics
      1. Apache Hadoop 0.20.0 and CDH3 (metrics1)
      2. Apache Hadoop 0.20.203 and Later, and CDH4 (metrics2)
      3. What about SNMP?
    3. Health Monitoring
      1. Host-Level Checks
      2. All Hadoop Processes
      3. HDFS Checks
      4. MapReduce Checks
  14. 11. Backup and Recovery
    1. Data Backup
      1. Distributed Copy (distcp)
      2. Parallel Data Ingestion
    2. Namenode Metadata
  15. A. Deprecated Configuration Properties
  16. Index
  17. About the Author
  18. Colophon
  19. Copyright

Chapter 6. Identity, Authentication, and Authorization

Multitenancy is a fancy word for supporting many independent entities within a single larger system. The ability to support multiple discreet entities in a system is generally useful when it is costly or complex to operate an instance of that system for each entity. An example of this is the ability to run multiple databases within a single database server, a feature supported by almost all RDBMS vendors. By bringing multiple users of a service together, we can take advantage of the economies of scale and offer greater service as a whole. A simple example of this in the context of Hadoop is that, if a large cluster is built to run hourly production MapReduce jobs, there are generally free resources between executions of those jobs. If we were to silo users by group or use case, these lulls in resource usage would be lost across all groups. Instead, it often (but admittedly not always) makes sense to combine smaller silo clusters into a single large cluster. Not only does this simplify operations, but it increases the available capacity to service consumers, on average, which improves system resource utilization.

Unfortunately, running multitenant systems comes with some obvious challenges. Controlling access to data and resources immediately becomes a point of concern, especially when the data is sensitive in nature. It may be that two different groups of users should not see each other’s data or even not know one another exist. ...

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