MapR 5.0 Documentation : Maintenance Schedule

A maintenance schedule shows which tasks a cluster administrator should perform daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly, as well as initial setup tasks. This sample schedule is offered as a template that you can customize to suit your needs.

Initial SetupDailyWeeklyMonthlyQuarterly
Perform hardware checksCheck alarms

Check logs
(cluster and job logs)

Clean up logsAudit storage use
Check PrerequisitesOnboard new usersCheck for zombie jobsReevaluate node and
volume topology
Perform security audit
Verify InstallationOffboard usersPerform simple performance testCheck performance
(jobs, I/O) 
Upgrade MapR core,
HBase, Hive, HCatalog 
High Availability planningCheck cluster healthVerify snapshotsVerify mirrors 
Set up VIPs for NFSPerform hardware maintenance (disks)Remove old snapshotsClean up data 
Benchmark and tuningCheck TaskTracker blacklistFailbacks to restore service layoutMFS balancing 
Set up node and volume topologies  HBase balancing 
Capacity planning  Upgrade ecosystem components
(other than HBase, Hive, and HCatalog,
which are done quarterly)

Set up user permissions
(ACLs, directory permissions, users, home directories)

Set up quotas    
Set up compression    
Configure cluster queues for MapReduce jobs    
Set up schedules
(fair scheduler, capacity scheduler, job placement)
Set up snapshots and mirrors    
Configure NICs    
Set up monitoring tools    
Set up security    
Create a disaster recovery plan