Build and Install Hadoop 2.x or newer on Windows
Hadoop version 2.2 onwards includes native support for Windows. The official Apache Hadoop releases do not include Windows binaries (yet, as of January 2014). However building a Windows package from the sources is fairly straightforward.
Hadoop is a complex system with many components. Some familiarity at a high level is helpful before attempting to build or install it or the first time. Familiarity with Java is necessary in case you need to troubleshoot.
2. Building Hadoop Core for Windows
2.1. Choose target OS version
The Hadoop developers have used Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 during development and testing. Windows Vista and Windows 7 are also likely to work because of the Win32 API similarities with the respective server SKUs. We have not tested on Windows XP or any earlier versions of Windows and these are not likely to work. Any issues reported on Windows XP or earlier will be closed as Invalid.
Do not attempt to run the installation from within Cygwin. Cygwin is neither required nor supported.
2.2. Choose Java Version and set JAVA_HOME
Oracle JDK versions 1.7 and 1.6 have been tested by the Hadoop developers and are known to work.
Make sure that JAVA_HOME is set in your environment and does not contain any spaces. If your default Java installation directory has spaces then you must use the Windows 8.3 Pathname instead e.g. c:\Progra~1\Java\... instead of c:\Program Files\Java\....
2.3. Getting Hadoop sources
The current stable release as of August 2014 is 2.5. The source distribution can be retrieved from the ASF download server or using subversion or git.
From the ASF Hadoop download page or a mirror.
Git repository URL: git://git.apache.org/hadoop-common.git. After downloading the sources via git, switch to the stable 2.5 using git checkout branch-2.5, or use the appropriate branch name if you are targeting a newer version.
2.4. Installing Dependencies and Setting up Environment for Building
The BUILDING.txt file in the root of the source tree has detailed information on the list of requirements and how to install them. It also includes information on setting up the environment and a few quirks that are specific to Windows. It is strongly recommended that you read and understand it before proceeding.
2.5. A few words on Native IO support
Hadoop on Linux includes optional Native IO support. However Native IO is mandatory on Windows and without it you will not be able to get your installation working. You must follow all the instructions from BUILDING.txt to ensure that Native IO support is built correctly.
2.6. Build and Copy the Package files
To build a binary distribution run the following command from the root of the source tree.
mvn package -Pdist,native-win -DskipTests -Dtar
Note that this command must be run from a Windows SDK command prompt as documented in BUILDING.txt. A successful build generates a binary hadoop .tar.gz package in hadoop-dist\target\.
The Hadoop version is present in the package file name. If you are targeting a different version then the package name will be different.
Pick a target directory for installing the package. We use c:\deploy as an example. Extract the tar.gz file (e.g.hadoop-2.5.0.tar.gz) under c:\deploy. This will yield a directory structure like the following. If installing a multi-node cluster, then repeat this step on every node.
C:\deploy>dir Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is 9D1F-7BAC Directory of C:\deploy 01/18/2014 08:11 AM <DIR> . 01/18/2014 08:11 AM <DIR> .. 01/18/2014 08:28 AM <DIR> bin 01/18/2014 08:28 AM <DIR> etc 01/18/2014 08:28 AM <DIR> include 01/18/2014 08:28 AM <DIR> libexec 01/18/2014 08:28 AM <DIR> sbin 01/18/2014 08:28 AM <DIR> share 0 File(s) 0 bytes
3. Starting a Single Node (pseudo-distributed) Cluster
This section describes the absolute minimum configuration required to start a Single Node (pseudo-distributed) cluster and also run an example MapReduce job.
3.1. Example HDFS Configuration
Before you can start the Hadoop Daemons you will need to make a few edits to configuration files. The configuration file templates will all be found in c:\deploy\etc\hadoop, assuming your installation directory is c:\deploy.
First edit the file hadoop-env.cmd to add the following lines near the end of the file.
set HADOOP_PREFIX=c:\deploy set HADOOP_CONF_DIR=%HADOOP_PREFIX%\etc\hadoop set YARN_CONF_DIR=%HADOOP_CONF_DIR% set PATH=%PATH%;%HADOOP_PREFIX%\bin
Edit or create the file core-site.xml and make sure it has the following configuration key:
<configuration> <property> <name>fs.default.name</name> <value>hdfs://0.0.0.0:19000</value> </property> </configuration>
Edit or create the file hdfs-site.xml and add the following configuration key:
<configuration> <property> <name>dfs.replication</name> <value>1</value> </property> </configuration>
Finally, edit or create the file slaves and make sure it has the following entry:
The default configuration puts the HDFS metadata and data files under \tmp on the current drive. In the above example this would be c:\tmp. For your first test setup you can just leave it at the default.
3.2. Example YARN Configuration
Edit or create mapred-site.xml under %HADOOP_PREFIX%\etc\hadoop and add the following entries, replacing %USERNAME% with your Windows user name.
<configuration> <property> <name>mapreduce.job.user.name</name> <value>%USERNAME%</value> </property> <property> <name>mapreduce.framework.name</name> <value>yarn</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.apps.stagingDir</name> <value>/user/%USERNAME%/staging</value> </property> <property> <name>mapreduce.jobtracker.address</name> <value>local</value> </property> </configuration>
Finally, edit or create yarn-site.xml and add the following entries:
<configuration> <property> <name>yarn.server.resourcemanager.address</name> <value>0.0.0.0:8020</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.server.resourcemanager.application.expiry.interval</name> <value>60000</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.server.nodemanager.address</name> <value>0.0.0.0:45454</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.nodemanager.aux-services</name> <value>mapreduce_shuffle</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.nodemanager.aux-services.mapreduce.shuffle.class</name> <value>org.apache.hadoop.mapred.ShuffleHandler</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.server.nodemanager.remote-app-log-dir</name> <value>/app-logs</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.nodemanager.log-dirs</name> <value>/dep/logs/userlogs</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.server.mapreduce-appmanager.attempt-listener.bindAddress</name> <value>0.0.0.0</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.server.mapreduce-appmanager.client-service.bindAddress</name> <value>0.0.0.0</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.log-aggregation-enable</name> <value>true</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.log-aggregation.retain-seconds</name> <value>-1</value> </property> <property> <name>yarn.application.classpath</name> <value>%HADOOP_CONF_DIR%,%HADOOP_COMMON_HOME%/share/hadoop/common/*,%HADOOP_COMMON_HOME%/share/hadoop/common/lib/*,%HADOOP_HDFS_HOME%/share/hadoop/hdfs/*,%HADOOP_HDFS_HOME%/share/hadoop/hdfs/lib/*,%HADOOP_MAPRED_HOME%/share/hadoop/mapreduce/*,%HADOOP_MAPRED_HOME%/share/hadoop/mapreduce/lib/*,%HADOOP_YARN_HOME%/share/hadoop/yarn/*,%HADOOP_YARN_HOME%/share/hadoop/yarn/lib/*</value> </property> </configuration>
3.3. Initialize Environment Variables
Run c:\deploy\etc\hadoop\hadoop-env.cmd to setup environment variables that will be used by the startup scripts and the daemons.
3.4. Format the FileSystem
Format the filesystem with the following command:
%HADOOP_PREFIX%\bin\hdfs namenode -format
This command will print a number of filesystem parameters. Just look for the following two strings to ensure that the format command succeeded.
14/01/18 08:36:23 INFO namenode.FSImage: Saving image file \tmp\hadoop-username\dfs\name\current\fsimage.ckpt_0000000000000000000 using no compression 14/01/18 08:36:23 INFO namenode.FSImage: Image file \tmp\hadoop-username\dfs\name\current\fsimage.ckpt_0000000000000000000 of size 200 bytes saved in 0 seconds.
3.5. Start HDFS Daemons
Run the following command to start the NameNode and DataNode on localhost.
To verify that the HDFS daemons are running, try copying a file to HDFS.
C:\deploy>%HADOOP_PREFIX%\bin\hdfs dfs -put myfile.txt / C:\deploy>%HADOOP_PREFIX%\bin\hdfs dfs -ls / Found 1 items drwxr-xr-x - username supergroup 4640 2014-01-18 08:40 /myfile.txt C:\deploy>
3.6. Start YARN Daemons and run a YARN job
Finally, start the YARN daemons.
The cluster should be up and running! To verify, we can run a simple wordcount job on the text file we just copied to HDFS.
%HADOOP_PREFIX%\bin\yarn jar %HADOOP_PREFIX%\share\hadoop\mapreduce\hadoop-mapreduce-example s-2.5.0.jar wordcount /myfile.txt /out
4. Multi-Node cluster
TODO: Document this
The following features are yet to be implemented for Windows.
- Hadoop Security
- Short-circuit reads
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