To start flume please ensure the following:
- You need to create a flume.conf based on your needs. Since the purpose of Flume is to transfer event data from point A to point B, it does not make sense to have a predefined flume config to be shipped as part of HDP.
- On Windows : HDP Flume installation creates a flume service (see windows service manager). This service is turned off by default (for same reason mentioned above). Assuming Flume is installed in c:\hdp\flume, create a c:\hdp\flume\conf\flume.conf to suit your needs and start the Flume service. The Windows service will automatically pick up the.
The flume windows service basically starts flume agent as follows:
flume-ng.cmd agent -f path/conf/flume.conf -n agent
So ensure that your agent name inside flume.conf is 'agent'