How to install and configure a Hadoop cluster

Setting up and configuring a Hadoop cluster requires following these steps:

  1. Download the Hadoop installation package: First, you need to download the latest version of the Hadoop installation package from the official Hadoop website (, and then unzip it to a specified directory after completion.
  2. Set up Hadoop environment variables: configure the environment variables for Hadoop, including JAVA_HOME, HADOOP_HOME, and add the bin directory of Hadoop to the system’s PATH environment variable.
  3. Setting up a Hadoop cluster involves editing configuration files such as core-site.xml, hdfs-site.xml, mapred-site.xml, and yarn-site.xml to specify the IP addresses, port numbers, and data storage paths of each node in the cluster.
  4. Set up passwordless SSH login: Configure passwordless SSH login between nodes in the cluster to ensure they can communicate with each other.
  5. Start the Hadoop cluster by running the command on the namenode node to start the HDFS service, and running the command on the resourcemanager node to start the YARN service.
  6. Verify the cluster running status by accessing Hadoop’s web pages (http://namenode:50070 and http://resourcemanager:8088) through a browser.

By following the steps above, you can successfully install and configure a Hadoop cluster. It is important to carefully check the parameters in the configuration files during the setup process to ensure proper communication between nodes.

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