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HDFS Mesos


This project allows running HDFS on Mesos.

You should be familiar with HDFS and Mesos basics:

Project requires:

  • Mesos 0.23.0+
  • JDK 1.7.x
  • Hadoop 1.2.x or 2.7.x

Mesos in Vagrant

Project includes vagrant environment, that allows to run Mesos cluster locally.

If you are going to use external Mesos cluster, you can skip this section.

1. Start vagrant nodes:

# cd hdfs-mesos/vagrant
# vagrant up

It creates mesos master and slave nodes.

2. Add vagrant node names to /etc/hosts

Now Mesos in vagrant should be running. You can proceed with starting scheduler.

For more details about vagrant environment please read vagrant/

Running Scheduler

1. Download hdfs-mesos\*.jar OR clone & build the project:

Download jar:

# mkdir hdfs-mesos
# cd hdfs-mesos
# wget

OR clone & build:

# git clone
# cd hdfs-mesos
# ./gradlew jar

2. Download hadoop tarball:

# wget

3. Start scheduler:

# ./ scheduler --api=http://$scheduler:7000 --master=zk://$master:2181/mesos --user=vagrant
2016-03-18 15:04:48,785 [main] INFO hdfs.Scheduler - Starting Scheduler:
api: http://$scheduler:7000
files: jar:./hdfs-mesos-, hadoop:./hadoop-1.2.1.tar.gz
mesos: master:master:5050, user:vagrant, principal:<none>, secret:<none>
framework: name:hdfs, role:*, timeout:30d
2016-03-18 15:04:48,916 [main] INFO hdfs.HttpServer - started on port 7000
I0318 15:04:49.008314 19123 sched.cpp:164] Version: 0.25.0
I0318 15:04:49.017160 19155 sched.cpp:262] New master detected at master@
I0318 15:04:49.019287 19155 sched.cpp:272] No credentials provided. Attempting to register without authentication
I0318 15:04:49.029218 19155 sched.cpp:641] Framework registered with 20160310-141004-84125888-5050-10895-0006
2016-03-18 15:04:49,044 [Thread-17] INFO hdfs.Scheduler - [registered] framework:#-0006 master:#326bb pid:master@ hostname:master
2016-03-18 15:04:49,078 [Thread-18] INFO hdfs.Scheduler - [resourceOffers]
slave0#-O761 cpus:1.00; mem:2500.00; disk:35164.00; ports:[5000..32000]
master#-O762 cpus:1.00; mem:2500.00; disk:35164.00; ports:[5000..32000]
2016-03-18 15:04:49,078 [Thread-18] INFO hdfs.Scheduler - [resourceOffers]


  • $scheduler is scheduler address accessible from slave nodes;
  • $master master address accessible from scheduler node;

Scheduler should register itself and start receiving resource offers. If scheduler is not receiving offers it could be required to specify LIBPROCESS_IP:

# export LIBPROCESS_IP=$scheduler_ip

Now scheduler should be running and you can proceed with starting HDFS nodes.

Running HDFS Cluster

Project provides CLI & REST API for managing HDFS nodes. We will focus first on CLI.

1. Add namenode & datanode:

# ./ node add nn --type=namenode
node added:
  id: nn
  type: namenode
  state: idle
  resources: cpus:0.5, mem:512

# ./ node add dn0 --type=datanode
node added:
  id: dn0
  type: datanode
  state: idle
  resources: cpus:0.5, mem:512

2. Start nodes:

# ./ node start \*
nodes started:
  id: nn
  type: namenode
  state: running
  resources: cpus:0.5, mem:512
  reservation: cpus:0.5, mem:512, ports:http=5000,ipc=5001
    task: 383aaab9-982b-400e-aa35-463e66cdcb3b
    executor: 19065e07-a006-49a4-8f2b-636d8b1f2ad6
    slave: 241be3a2-39bc-417c-a967-82b4018a0762-S0 (master)

  id: dn0
  type: datanode
  state: running
  resources: cpus:0.5, mem:512
  reservation: cpus:0.5, mem:512, ports:http=5002,ipc=5003,data=5004
    task: 37f3bcbb-10a5-4323-96d2-aef8846aa281
    executor: 088463c9-5f2e-4d1d-8195-56427168b86f
    slave: 241be3a2-39bc-417c-a967-82b4018a0762-S0 (master)

Nodes are up & running now.

Note: starting may take some time. You can view the progress via Mesos UI.

3. Do some FS operations:

# hadoop fs -mkdir hdfs://master:5001/dir
# hadoop fs -ls hdfs://master:5001/
Found 1 items
drwxr-xr-x   - vagrant supergroup          0 2016-03-17 12:46 /dir

Note: namenode host and ipc port is used in fs url.

Using CLI

Project provides CLI with following structure:

# ./ help
Usage: <cmd> ...

  help [cmd [cmd]] - print general or command-specific help
  scheduler        - start scheduler
  node             - node management

Help is provided for each command and sub-command:

# ./ help node
Node management commands
Usage: node <cmd>

  list       - list nodes
  add        - add node
  update     - update node
  start      - start node
  stop       - stop node
  remove     - remove node

Run `help node <cmd>` to see details of specific command

# ./ help node add
Add node
Usage: node add <ids> [options]

Option (* = required)  Description
---------------------  -----------
--core-site-opts       Hadoop core-site.xml options.
--cpus <Double>        CPU amount (0.5, 1, 2).
--executor-jvm-opts    Executor JVM options.
--hadoop-jvm-opts      Hadoop JVM options.
--hdfs-site-opts       Hadoop hdfs-site.xml options.
--mem <Long>           Mem amount in Mb.
* --type               node type (name_node, data_node).

Generic Options
Option  Description
------  -----------
--api   REST api url (same as --api option for

All node-related commands support bulk operations using node-id-expressions. Examples:

# ./ node add dn0..1 --type=datanode
nodes added:
  id: dn0
  type: datanode

  id: dn1
  type: datanode

# ./ node update dn* --cpus=1
nodes updated:
  id: dn0
  resources: cpus:1.0, mem:512

  id: dn1
  resources: cpus:1.0, mem:512

# ./ node start dn0,dn1
nodes started:
  id: dn0

  id: dn0

Id expression examples:

  • nn - matches node with id nn
  • * - matches any node (should be slash-escaped in shell)
  • dn* - matches node with id starting with dn
  • dn0..2 - matches nodes dn0, dn1, dn2

Using REST

Scheduler uses embedded HTTP server. Server serves two functions:

  • distributing binaries of Hadoop, JRE and executor;
  • serving REST API, invoked by CLI;

Most CLI commands map to REST API call. Examples:

CLI command REST call
node add nn --type=namenode --cpus=2 /api/node/add?node=nn&type=namenode&cpus=2
node start dn* --timeout=3m- /api/node/start?node=dn*&timeout=3m
node remove dn5 /api/node/remove?node=dn5

REST calls accepts plain HTTP params and return JSON responses. Examples:

# curl http://$scheduler:7000/api/node/list
        "id": "nn",
        "type": "namenode",
        "id": "dn0",
        "type": "datanode",

# curl http://$scheduler:7000/api/node/start?node=nn,dn0
    "status": "started",
    "nodes": [
            "id": "nn",
            "state": "running",
            "id": "dn0",
            "state": "running",

CLI params maps one-to-one to REST params. CLI params use dashed style while REST params use camel-case. Example of mappings:

CLI param REST param
<id> (node add|update|...) node
timeout (node start|stop) timeout
core-site-opts (node add|update) coreSiteOpts
executor-jvm-opts (node add|update) executorJvmOpts

REST API call could return error in some cases. Errors are marked with status code other than 200. Error response is returned in JSON format.


# curl -v
HTTP/1.1 400 node not found
{"error":"node not found","code":400}

For more detail on REST API please refer to sources.

Having Issue

Please read this README carefully, to make sure you problem is not already described.

Also make sure that your issue is not duplicating any existing one.

DO NOT post general question like "I am having problem with mesos" to the issue list. Please use generic QA sites like for that.

General rules for posting issues are:

  • be precise: provide a minimalistic reproduce-scenario;
  • provide details: provide all required log snippets (stdout/err from scheduler or stdout/err from executor's sandbox, mesos logs if required);
  • be helpful: provide PR for the bug-fix if possible;

Issues list:


Apache Hadoop HDFS Data Node Scheduler




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