Hadoop installation tutorial

Purpose of post is to explain how to install hadoop in your computer. This post considers that you have Linux based system available for use. I am doing this on Ubuntu system

If you want to know how to install latest version of Hadoop 2.0 , then see the Hadoop 2.0 Install Tutorial

Before you begin create a separate user named hadoop in the system and do all these operations in that.

This document covers the Steps to
1) Configure SSH
2) Install JDK
3) Install Hadoop

Update your repository
#sudo apt-get update

You can directly copy the commands from there and run in your system

Hadoop requires that various systems present in cluster can talk to each other freely. Hadoop use SSH to prove the identity for connection.

Let's Download and configure SSH

#sudo apt-get install openssh-server openssh-client
#ssh-keygen -t dsa -P '' -f ~/.ssh/id_dsa
#cat ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

#sudo chmod go-w $HOME $HOME/.ssh
#sudo chmod 600 $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys
#sudo chown `whoami` $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys

Testing your SSH

#ssh localhost
Say yes

It should open connection with SSH
This will close the SSH

Java 1.6 is mandatory for running hadoop

Lets Download and install JDK

#sudo mkdir /usr/java
#cd /usr/java
#sudo wget http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/6u31-b04/jdk-6u31-linux-i586.bin

Wait till the jdk download completes
Install java
#sudo chmod o+w jdk-6u31-linux-i586.bin
#sudo chmod +x jdk-6u31-linux-i586.bin
#sudo ./jdk-6u31-linux-i586.bin

Now comes the Hadoop :)

Lets Download and configure Hadoop in Pseudo distributed mode. You can read more about various types of modes on Hadoop website.

Download the latest hadoop version from its website

Download hadoop 1.0.x tar.gz from hadoop website

Extract it into some folder ( say /home/hadoop/software/20/ )
All softwares have been downloaded at that location

For other modes (Standalone and Fully distributed) please see hadoop documentation

Go to conf directory in hadoop folder and open core-site.xml and add the following property in blank configuration tags



Similarly do for





Environment variables

In hadoop_env.sh file , change the JAVA_HOME to location where you installed java
JAVA_HOME = /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_31

Configure the environment variables for JDK , Hadoop as follows

Go to ~.profile file in the current user home directory
Add the following

You can change the variable paths if you have installed hadoop and java at some other locations

export JAVA_HOME="/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_31"
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
export HADOOP_INSTALL="/home/hadoop/software/hadoop-1.0.1"

Testing your installation
Format the HDFS
# hadoop namenode -format

hadoop@jj-VirtualBox:~$ start-dfs.sh
starting namenode, logging to /home/hadoop/software/hadoop-1.0.1/libexec/../logs/hadoop-hadoop-namenode-jj-VirtualBox.out
localhost: starting datanode, logging to /home/hadoop/software/hadoop-1.0.1/libexec/../logs/hadoop-hadoop-datanode-jj-VirtualBox.out
localhost: starting secondarynamenode, logging to /home/hadoop/software/hadoop-1.0.1/libexec/../logs/hadoop-hadoop-secondarynamenode-jj-VirtualBox.out
hadoop@jj-VirtualBox:~$ start-mapred.sh
starting jobtracker, logging to /home/hadoop/software/hadoop-1.0.1/libexec/../logs/hadoop-hadoop-jobtracker-jj-VirtualBox.out
localhost: starting tasktracker, logging to /home/hadoop/software/hadoop-1.0.1/libexec/../logs/hadoop-hadoop-tasktracker-jj-VirtualBox.out

Open the browser and point to page


It would open the status page for hadoop

Thats it , this completes the installation of Hadoop , now you are ready to play with it.