ADM 200 - Install a MapR Cluster

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About this course

Learn cluster administration with real-world system administrator concepts and practices, including planning, installation and configuration, load balancing and tuning diagnosing deployment issues, performance, setting up a Hadoop cluster with direct access NFS, snapshots, monitoring cluster health, resolving hardware issues and troubleshooting job errors.

This section covers pre-installation testing and verification, installing a MapR cluster, verifying the installation, and performing post-installation benchmarking.


  • Completion of ESS 100, ESS 101
  • Basic Hadoop knowledge and intermediate linux knowledge
  • Experience using a text editor such as vi
  • Terminal program installed; familiarity with command-line options such as mv, cp, ssh, grep, cd, and useradd


The courses in this curriculum are part of the preparation for the MapR Certified Cluster Administrator (MCCA) certification exam.


Lesson 1 - Prepare for Installation

  • Identify Node Types
  • Prepare and Verify Cluster Hardware
  • Lab 1.2: Audit the Cluster
  • Test Nodes
  • Lab 1.3: Run Pre-Install Tests
  • Plan the Service Layout
  • Lab 1.4: Plan a Service Layout

Lesson 2 - Install a MapR Cluster

  • Install the MapR Converged Data Platform
  • Lab 2.1: Install a MapR Cluster
  • Add a MapR License
  • Lab 2.2: Install a MapR License

Lesson 3 - Verify and Test the Cluster

  • Verify Cluster Status
  • Run Post-Install Benchmark Tests
  • Lab 3.2: Run Synthetic Benchmarks
  • Explore the Cluster Structure
  • Lab 3.3: Explore the Cluster