ADM 201 - Configure 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 how to configure cluster users, topology, and volumes once the cluster has been installed. It also covers the basics of job logs and scheduling jobs.


  • Completion of ESS 100, ESS 101, ADM 200
  • 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 4 - Users, Groups and System Settings

Manage Users and Groups

  • Lab 4.1: Configure Users and Groups
  • Configure System Settings

Lesson 5 - Configure Topology

  • Define Topology
  • Configure Node Topology
  • Lab 5.2: Configure Node Topology

Lesson 6 - Configure Volumes

  • Describe Volumes and Volume Properties
  • Configure Volumes
  • Lab 6.2: Configure Volumes and Set Quotas

Lesson 7 - Job Logs and Scheduling

  • Configure Logging Options
  • Lab 7.1: Configure YARN Log Aggregation
  • Configure the Fair Scheduler