Operations Management with the Hortonworks Data Platform


This 4-day course covers administration tasks for Hadoop 2.0 clusters.


The course presents content related to the deployment lifecycle for a multi-node Hadoop cluster including: installation, configuration, monitoring, scaling and how Hadoop works with Big Data.


4 days


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Students should have a basic understanding of Hadoop and Linux environments.

Target Audience

This course is designed for IT administrators and operators responsible for installing, configuring and supporting an Apache Hadoop 2.0 deployment in a Linux environment.


50% Instructor-led lecture/discussion, 50% hands-on labs.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe various tools and frameworks in the Hadoop 2.0 ecosystem
  • Describe the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) architecture
  • Install and configure an HDP 2.0 cluster
  • Use Ambari to monitor and manage a cluster
  • Describe how files are written to and stored in HDFS
  • Perform a file system check using command line and browser-based tools
  • Configure the replication factor of a file
  • Mount HDFS to a local filesystem using the NFS Gateway
  • Deploy and configure YARN on a cluster
  • Configure and troubleshoot MapReduce jobs
  • Describe how YARN jobs are scheduled
  • Configure the capacity and fairschedulers of the ResourceManager
  • Use WebHDFS to access a cluster over HTTP
  • Configure a Hiveserver
  • Describe how Hive tables are created and populated
  • Use Sqoop to transfer data between Hadoop and a relational database
  • Use Flume to ingest streaming data into HDFS
  • Deploy and run an Oozie workflow
  • Commission and decommission worker nodes
  • Configure a cluster to be rack-aware
  • Implement and configure NameNode HA
  • Secure a Hadoop cluster


Day 1

  • Unit 1: Introduction to HDP and Hadoop 2.0
  • Unit 2: HDFS Architecture
  • Unit 3: Installation Prerequisites and Planning • Unit 4: Configuring Hadoop
  • Unit 5: Ensuring Data Integrity

Day 2

  • Unit 6: HDFS NFS Gateway
  • Unit 7: YARN Architecture and MapReduce
  • Unit 8: Job Schedulers
  • Unit 9: Enterprise Data Movement
  • Unit 10: HDFS Web Services

Day 3

  • Unit 11: Hive Administration
  • Unit 12: Transferring Data with Sqoop
  • Unit 13: Flume
  • Unit 14: Oozie
  • Unit 15: Monitoring HDP2 Services

Day 4

  • Unit 16: Commissioning and Decommissioning Nodes
  • Unit 17: Backup and Recovery
  • Unit 18: Rack Awareness and Topology
  • Unit 19: NameNode HA
  • Unit 20: Securing HDP

Lab Content

Students will work through the following lab exercises using the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0:

  • Install HDP 2.0 using Ambari
  • Add a new node to the cluster
  • Stop and start HDP services
  • Use HDFS commands
  • Verify data with block scanner and fsck
  • Mount HDFS to a local file system
  • Troubleshoot a MapReduce job
  • Configure the capacity scheduler
  • Use distcp to copy data from a remote cluster
  • Use WebHDFS
  • Understanding Hive tables
  • Use Sqoop to transfer data
  • Install and test Flume
  • Run an Oozie workflow
  • Commission and decommission a worker node
  • Use HDFS snapshots
  • Configure rack awareness
  • Implement NameNode HA
  • Secure an HDP cluster

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