Enabling YARN Log Aggregation

To enable YARN log aggregation, add or edit the following properties in yarn-site.xml:

  • Set the value of the yarn.log-aggregation-enable to true.
  • Optional: Set the value of yarn.nodemanager.remote-app-log-dir to a location in the MapR file system. By default, the location is maprfs:///tmp/logs.
  • Optional: Set the value of yarn.nodemanager.remote-app-log-dir-suffix to the name of the folder that should contain the logs for each user. By default, the folder name is logs.

On a non-secure cluster, you also need to add the following property to /opt/mapr/hadoop/hadoop-2.x/etc/hadoop/yarn-env.sh on the Node Manager nodes:


Then restart the Node Manager services. This setting enables impersonation for Node Manager processes so that log files can be created with the correct user ownership.

Aggregated logs are owned by the user who runs the job. For example, when user admin runs a job, the logs are stored to maprfs:///tmp/logs/admin. If user analyst runs a job, the logs are stored to maprfs:///tmp/logs/analyst. If these two users do not share the same UNIX group, they will not be able to see each other's logs.

Note: If centralized logging and YARN log aggregation are enabled, the logs for MapReduce version 2 applications will be managed by Centralized Logging while the logs for non-MapReduce applications will be managed by YARN log aggregation.